Danny Boy (singer)
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|Birth name||Daniel Steward|
|Born||October 31, 1978|
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Genres||R&B, soul, neo soul, gospel|
|Associated acts||2Pac, K-Ci & JoJo, DJ Quik, Jewell, Tha Dogg Pound, The Outlawz, MC Hammer, Twista, Jodeci, Ginuwine, Nat Powers|
Danny Boy originally signed for a five-year run with Death Row Records by Suge Knight at the age of 15. He made his debut on 1994's Murder Was the Case soundtrack with the R&B track "Come When I Call" (produced by DJ Quik). In 1995, he released his first single titled "Slip N Slide" (produced by Reggie Moore and co-produced by DeVante Swing) with then unknown artist Ginuwine singing the chorus. The video for the song was shot in Cabo, and also features scenes with 2Pac, Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg and Tha Dogg Pound. Danny is best known for singing the choruses of the 2Pac songs "I Ain't Mad at Cha", "What'z Ya Phone #", "Picture Me Rollin'" and "Heaven Ain't Hard 2 Find" on All Eyez on Me, as well as "Toss It Up" on The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory. He had recorded several albums' worth of music while on Death Row Records, but none were released during his time there.
Danny Boy also made an appearance on Tha Row's soundtrack to Eddie Griffin's Dysfunktional Family and also appeared on American Idol, but was disqualified due to continued Internet promotion by his former label. He is currently working on some projects for his own label, Eclectic Soul Music Group and resides in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. On April 20, 2010, Death Row Records, under new management, finally released Danny Boy's 1996 debut album It's About Time featuring production by DJ Quik and DeVante Swing.
In 2016, Danny Boy announced that he is gay. In an interview on Vlad TV, he also announced that he is working to prevent suicide within the gay and lesbian community.
- "Come When I Call" (from Murder Was the Case soundtrack) (1994)
- "Slip N Slide" featuring Tha Dogg Pound (1996)
- "Christmas Song", "Peaceful Christmas", "This Christmas" (from Christmas on Death Row) (1996)
- "It's Over Now", "I Can't Get Enough" (from Gridlock'd soundtrack) (1997)
- "Beautiful Lady" featuring K-Ci (from Suge Knight Represents: Chronic 2000) (1999)
- "Do What You Do" (from Death Row Records Full Pardon Sampler) (2009)
- "Rock, Roll & Bounce", "So in Love" (from Ultimate Death Row Box Set) (2009)
- 1996: "I Ain't Mad at Cha" (2Pac feat. Danny Boy)
- 1996: "What'z Ya Phone #" (2Pac feat. Danny Boy)
- 1996: "Picture Me Rollin'" (2Pac feat. Big Syke, C.P.O. & Danny Boy)
- 1996: "Heaven Ain't Hard 2 Find" (2Pac feat. Danny Boy)
- 1996: "Too Late Playa'" (MC Hammer feat. 2Pac, Big Daddy Kane, Nutt-So & Danny Boy)
- 1996: "Toss It Up" (2Pac feat. Danny Boy, K-Ci & JoJo & Aaron Hall)
- 1996: "Just Getting My Money" (Crucial Conflict feat. Danny Boy),
- 1997: "Front Porch" (Twista feat. Danny Boy & Speedknot Mobstaz)
- 1999: "Stand Strong" (Tha Realest feat. Danny Boy, Jewell)
- 1999: "Around the World" (J-Flexx feat. Danny Boy)
- 2002: "Dysfunktional Family" (Crooked I feat. Danny Boy & Eastwood)
- 2002: "Too Street for T.V." (N.I.N.A feat. Danny Boy)
- 2004: "Snoopin'" (Twista feat. Danny Boy)
- 2009: "Caught Up in the Game" (Doobie feat. Danny Boy) (from Ultimate Death Row Box Set)
- "See How Much Suge Knight PAID To Sign Singer Danny Boy To Death Row Records". M.youtube.com. 2018-07-23. Retrieved 2019-11-27.
- "Danny Boy Gay: Popular 90s Death Row Singer Opens Up About His Sexuality, Frustration With Gay Community". Inquisitr.com.