[After recently treating hip-hop heads to his “The Hangar” EP, New York rap newcomer Danny Matos talks to SOHH about his biggest emcee inspirations.]

I was cleaning out my closet the other day and I found a XXL Magazine that had Tupac on it. It was the 7 year anniversary. Then I found a XXL Magazine with Eminem on it from 2004. It was funny because it reminded me that these two people were important to me when I was immersed into hip-hop.

I have to say 2Pac and Eminem [inspired me]. Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter 3” really held me down during certain times.

Joe Budden. That dude is a legend to me because he talks about these raw emotions.

50 Cent during his “Get Rich or Die Tryin’,” I was in high school when that came out and when you’re 14, 15, 16, 17, that adolescent anger of no one understanding you, when that thing came out, even though it wasn’t my lifestyle, I felt the aggression and pain in it.

That stayed with me.

That music from when I was a teenager really sticks out to me.

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