Daniel Faraldo (born June 10, 1977), professionally known as Dan-e-o, is a Canadian hip hop artist and actor of Jamaican and Spanish descent, from Toronto, Ontario. He is currently a member of the group Perfeck Strangers, based in Scarborough, Ontario.
“Dear Hip Hop”, one of Dan-e-o’s most well known songs, was released on Beat Factory’s Rap Essentials Volume One album in 1996. This CD included artists from all over Canada that have at one point toured Canada with Dan-e-o including Wio-K, Rascalz, Kardinal Offishall and Choclair.In 1998, on One Rock Records, a label he helped to found the year before, Dan-e-o released an EP entitled The Long Awaited with his group Monolith.In 2000, Dan-e-o put emphasis on his unique style of lyricism by releasing his debut album, The Book of Daniel on the same label. “Corrida De Toros”, “Margerine”, “Revenge” and “Baahd!” were among the more popular songs featured on the album.
In 2004, he released the See No Evil, Hear No Evil album on the newly named Planet Rock Records imprint. Dan-e-o’s second album, it included the singles and videos “T.N.T.”, “Funkbox”, “Deadly” and “Kama Sutra” featuring Dan-e-o’s cousin, reggae artist, Red Rat.
This album featured a hybrid style which composed of funk, soul, reggae and rock along with Dan-e-o’s freestyle lyricism, helping to make Dan-e-o’s reputation as an MC even stronger.
On Planet Rock Records, Dan-e-o has also released albums entitled Dear Hip Hop in 2004, containing recordings from the 90s and Speak No Evil in 2005, a remix edition of his sophomore effort.On January 9, 2009, Dan-e-o, as part of Tha O Show, released OBLIVION! Tha Indy Wrestling Album, an album containing theme songs of several Ontario Indy Professional Wrestlers that features performances from himself, T.J. Habibi, Chemist, Tika Simone and Summer Brockwell.In early November 2009, Dan-e-o released a 2 in 1 album/mixtape entitled Dilla Pickles in honor of the late hip-hop producer, J Dilla. The project contains such tracks as “Break It Down”, “Last Minute” and “Locked” and includes performances by himself, Famous, Ian Kamau, marveL, Promise, Kish and others.In 2013, Dan-e-o released an EP Immortal and an album Inevitable through URBNET Records. For these projects, he worked with such artists as Moka Only, Big Kish, Maestro Fresh Wes, Red Rat, Chip Fu and Rich Kidd.
Album “Dear Hip Hop” (2004)