Year of elevation & Appreciation
The mixtape that started it all
Danny Antonio Arana (born May 28, 1988) known by his stage name Lord Roka is an American born rapper and songwriter. Having his beginnings as an artist in 1998 at age ten, when influenced by artist Jay-Z; when hearing “Big Pimpin”; for the first time in Los Angeles, California. Roka never knew he would have a tremendous and consistent passion for hip hop music. His buzz grew in Los Angeles in 2011, when he released the mixtape “Year of Elevation & Appreciation: A View For The Women” an appreciative, romantic and heartfelt series of songs which captured the hearts of many of his women fans and has put him on top as one of the most influential and versatile recording artist on the WestCoast. He is also known for his project “My Evolutionary Gift”, which contained the song “Dinosaurs & Robots” which he recently shot a music video for and has gained him great attention for his lyricism and storytelling. He was first known as “D’ROK” but later changing it to “Lord Roka” in 2016. “I wanted a name with a strong meaning, a name that I know would fit me and what I do, said Lord Roka”. Lord Roka means “I am in authority over the wave of my own creativity”. When Roka decided to rap in Spanish to detach himself artistically from other rappers in Los Angeles, it landed him his first record deal in 2004 to Hood4LifeRecords/Universal. He decided to go independent in 2006 and since then has released several EP’S and Mixtapes.