A ROKER rapper is limbering up his vocals to release his debut album.
Dan Smith, 16 – whose stage name is E-Mence – has been honing his skills since he began writing poetry at the age of eight.
Aged 10, he began recording his music in his homemade studio and now he’s gearing up to release album, Welcome To My Home, on iTunes this month.
It’s set to be a milestone in a burgeoning career for the musician whose talents have impressed scouts at TRU Management, who signed the teenager after hearing his music on the internet.
Claire CeCe Davenport, from the management company, said: “I was blown away by his talent at such a young age and just had to work with him. He will go all the way.”
Dan is fresh from supporting one of his rap idols, Mic Righteous, at a gig in Manchester.
Closer to home, he’s performed around the North East and featured in a rap lyrics exhibition at the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art in Fawcett Street.
He’s also due to perform at Infinity in High Street West in July.
Dan, who has an apprenticeship at The Bunker studios, said: “Being signed to a management label is a great opportunity as it will help me get my music to a wider audience.
“The gig in Manchester was probably my biggest to date and it was great because there were so many big names in the industry there.”
Speaking about the inspiration behind his album, Dan said: “I’m always writing, things all around me inspire me.”