We released one mixtape towards the end of that year mentored by who most of you would know as the beatboxer Tom Thum. In March the next year, I won the Hilltop Hoods/APRA initiative with my first ever solo tracks under new name I AM D. Going forward, one point I should make is:

– My last name is Daley, that’s where the D comes from. And this journey I’ve been living and continue to live right now (which I’m about to tell you about) is why it’s so fitting that this life experience is something I refer to as the ‘Daley Grind’.