When requested to explain Daniel Hoyer, pals of the late podcaster and native hip-hop artist convey up his good perspective, supportive nature, and tireless work ethic. Or as DJ John Blaze places it, Hoyer, who glided by the nickname “DanYo,” was “a optimistic power and a nonstop hustler.”
“Daniel was at all times working nonstop to up his recreation and uplift everybody round him,” Blaze says. “He actually did look out for therefore many individuals and might be one of the supportive and pushed individuals I’ve ever come throughout.”
Blaze and others are mourning Hoyer after his dying on January 1 from COVID-19. He was 33.
Hoyer and his spouse and podcast co-host, Tita, had been each recognized with the coronavirus in the course of the Christmas vacation. Members of Hoyer’s household advised FOX-10 he had preexisting respiratory difficulties on account of weight problems. He reportedly wound up in Banner Thunderbird Medical Heart, the place his well being quickly declined earlier than his dying.
“I really feel like half of me is gone. I actually do,” Tita Hoyer stated to FOX-10.
The couple co-hosted the DanYo & Tita Podcast, a community-oriented present protecting tradition and present occasions, over the previous two years. Amanda Wynn of Help District Radio, the net broadcasting platform that featured the podcast, says it was a supply of pleasure for the Hoyers.
“They beloved placing collectively the present,” Wynn says. “It was one thing they did for themselves, for the neighborhood, and to get the phrase about good issues and folks right here in Phoenix.”
Daniel Hoyer received into podcasting after spending a number of years in native hip-hop for many of the 2010s. Often called rapper Neighborhood Paperboy, he created what Blaze referred to as “good and aware music.”
“He was extra of a acutely aware sort of MC who had clever lyrics and a optimistic vibe,” Blaze says. “He knew what he was doing and knew the individuals to work with, and all the things he did was high quality.”
Hoyer carried out at golf equipment across the Valley and collaborated with native artists like Mav of Sol Camp and Mega Ran.
Blaze says Hoyer actually blossomed after launching his podcast in 2019.
“He was making an attempt to make a reputation for himself as [a hip-hop] artist, however he stored to himself for essentially the most half so far as his music,” Blaze says. “It wasn’t till he began doing extra podcasting and radio stuff that he actually opened up and his persona actually got here out.”
Wynn says that Hoyer spent numerous time studying the ins and outs of podcasting.
“He did all the things for his personal reveals, like enhancing, recording, and producing,” she says. “Despite the fact that we now have those who know methods to do all of this stuff, he went out of his technique to be taught all the things so he might do it on his personal so nothing would cease his progress.”
Justus Samuel of native hip-hop promotions firm Respect the Underground was a fan of the present.
“He had one of many dopest reveals within the Valley,” Samuel says. “When he’d do interviews, they had been so articulate and thorough and so they actually went above and past. He was at all times on level with information updates relating to the tradition and the way it impacted the native scene. He was at all times tapped into all the things.”
Wynn says the podcasts showcased Hoyer’s optimistic perspective and want to assist others.
“[Daniel] was any person who was by no means in competitors with anybody else, he at all times wished everybody to win. He simply tried to be uplifting and supportive to everybody round him, and I believe the reveals mirrored that,” Wynn says. “He would’ve completed something to assist anybody, to vary their mindset or put their deal with no matter they desired to do, he’d exit of his approach to assist them make that occur.”
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