Hush (rapper)

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Birth nameDaniel Carlisle
BornAugust 13, 1972
OriginDetroit, Michigan, US
Years active1992–present
Associated acts

Daniel Carlisle (born August 13, 1972[1] in Detroit, Michigan[2]), professionally known as Hush, is an American rap rock and hip hop artist of Italian and Lebanese descent.[3][4] He was signed to Area Code Management and DTW Records, but left for Geffen Records to release his major label debut album.


Hush and Uncle Ill (Jermaine Harbin) formed Da Ruckus and the duo was signed to Federation Records after success of their indie release "Quiet As Kept". They released Episode 1 EP featuring “We Shine” with an unknown Detroit emcee at the time named Eminem. It reached the Top Ten Independent albums in 1997.[5] Da Ruckus opened for Kid Rock in 1998.[6]

Hush released his first solo album There Goes The Neighborhood in 1999 and his sophomore record Roses and Razorblades in 2002.[6]

In Spring 2005, Hush released his major single "Hush is Coming" which featured Nate Dogg. The video had appearances by Eminem, Obie Trice, Swift and Omar Cruz. That same spring, Hush was included on the soundtrack for xXx: State of the Union with his song "The March". Hush released his third record Bulletproof via Geffen Records on August 23, 2005. It featured a list of star guest appearances including long-time friend Eminem, Kuniva, Swift, and Bizarre of D12, Nate Dogg, and Talib Kweli. Later that fall, a clean version of Hush's song "Fired Up" was featured on the soundtrack for the Need for Speed: Most Wanted video game.

He went independent to release his fourth album The Open Book in 2009, a much more legitimate edgy rap/rock hybrid compared to any of his prior work. Chino XL, Marv Won and Quest M.C.O.D.Y served as only guest starts on the record.[7] Hush has won two Detroit Music Awards for Outstanding Hip-Hop Artist/Group and Outstanding Hip-Hop MC.[8]

His fifth solo album, titled Danny Boy (The Life & Times of a Kid in the D), was released on October 14, 2014 via his own Danny Boy Records label, and features fellow Detroit-based artist such as Dwele, Melanie Rutherford, T3, Marv Won, Cadillac Dale, and Monica Blaire.

Other activities[edit]

In 2010, Hush was approached by Monica Martino and asked to be a part of her Discovery Channel series "A Dogs Life", which was later shut down by the city. In February 2011, the two founded a group called Detroit Dog Rescue to raise money for animal shelters and to help bring stray dogs off the streets of Detroit. They began to raise funds for Detroit's first 'no kill' animal shelter, as well as placing abused, unwanted or abandoned dogs. The group also involves and educates the community about the problem of stray dogs in Detroit.[9]

In June 2015, Hush left the group to further pursue his musical career. He stated in a Facebook post: "My time has come to move on from Detroit Dog Rescue and try new things. I had never thought I would have been a part of something so groundbreaking, but for what I was able to accomplish in the 4 years, I am very proud."[10]

Hush band members line-up[edit]

  • Current members
    • Hush - Vocals, production
    • Wally Filipiak - Guitar
    • Craig "Spider" White - Bass
    • Paul Cramer - Drums
  • Former members
    • Mike "Seven" Martinez - Vocals
    • Cadillac Dale - Vocals
    • Cyamak Ashtiani - Guitar
    • Kyle Palermino - Guitar
    • Shance Carlisle - Bass
    • David Press - Drums
    • Aaron Berch - Keyboards
    • DJ Invisible - Turntables




  • "Fired Up" (2005)
  • "Put 'Em Down" (2005)
  • "Hush Is Coming" (2005)
  • "Rise Again" (2009)
  • "Forgive Me" (2009)
  • "C Me Flowing" (2009)
  • "Evil Minds" (2010)
  • "Y.O.U." (2017)


  1. ^ "Hush (@Hush313) | Twitter". Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  2. ^ Carter, kelly L. (2005) "Hush, Loud and Clear", Detroit Free Press, August 19, 2005, p. E1
  3. ^ Mark Binelli (20 March 2012). "City of Strays: Detroit's Epidemic of 50,000 Abandoned Dogs". Rolling Stone magazine webpage. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
  4. ^ eMinor. "HUSH Bio | ReverbNation". ReverbNation. Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  5. ^ "Detroit Rock Review - HUSH". Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  6. ^ a b Echlin, Hobey. "Hush life". Detroit Metro Times. Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  7. ^ "Hush V.2: After much TV exposure and a lauded major label debut, Detroit's other 'white meat' rapper hits rock bottom and rises again". Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  8. ^ Inc., N Touch Designs,. "[ Detroit Music Awards ]". Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  9. ^ Detroit Dog Rescue
  10. ^ "Daniel (Hush) Carlisle is leaving Detroit Dog Rescue". Detroit Free Press. 22 June 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2017.