In 2004 Jak Danielz teamed up with NYC graffiti legend and producer Johnny Walker (aka BL One – old school new york bombing graff legend from TMR crew, NYC) to form Cold Heat Entertainment. Since it’s inception the Queens powerhouse has created a worldwide buzz through a blitz of mixtape, album and television appearences.
Jak Danielz has made numerous radio appearences on college radio and Sirius Satalite Radio and XM Radio, including Shade 45 Eminem’s Station and Power 105.1 New York.
Jak Danielz and Johnny Walkers music even popped up on The Regis and Kelly Show during a Jack Nicholas segment. During the summer of 2006, Jak won the Who Mag DVD Get Recognized contest through a collaboration with Grammy Award winning producer Mr Mig. Over the past year, Jak Danielz has performed at various clubs & venues across the country, including a memorable performance at the 2006 Independent Music Awards.
Jak Danielz full length album Bar Hoppin is slated for a May 1st release date on Bomb Hip-Hop Records. The album includes appearances by Buckshot (Boot Camp Clik), Sadat X (Brand Nubian), Craig G (Juice Crew/Cold Chillin), DJ JS-1 (Rahzel/RSC), Lordroc, BeKay and Godfather of Infamous Mobb.
Jak Daniels On Losing Weight:
I guess I can equate my eating problem with that of a crack fiend. Food is my crack, but the sick thing is that it is completely legal and available in its most potent forms at all times. There were times in my life I would have gladly taken a great dinner over a hot girl.
When I graduated with my master’s degree, I felt like the only part of my life that I was unhappy with was my appearance. Don’t get me wrong I wasn’t a slob, but there is only so much you can do with 350 lbs. A friend of mine at work had the gastric bypass procedure and dropped close to 200 lbs in less than a year. His results sparked my initial interest, but I wanted to try dieting again.
A couple of years went by and I developed a hernia. When I went to the doctor for a consultation, the doctor turned out to be a top bariatric surgeon. He suggested I attend a seminar and the rest was history. I guess the fact that I was going to have to have surgery regardless made my decision easier. A lot of people think that this is an easy way out. That is the farthest thing from the truth.
I was at the doctors 3 times a week and constantly undergoing tests which were often painful and expensive. Finally after months of preparations and long battles with my insurance a date was set. After the surgery I spent about 5 days in the hospital and two weeks of bed rest at home.
Within a year I lost about half of my body weight. I don’t even recognize myself sometimes! The funny thing is that growing up I used to dream of a pill that would help me get skinny, but instead it turned out to be a hernia that saved my life.