Seattle MC Dave B is a multi-talented hip-hop artist who raps, sings, writes, produces while bringing to the table lyrical content reflective of the golden age of hip-hop. His depth and versatility is partially attributable to his vast musical inspirations: gospel icons Fred Hammond, Kirk Franklin; hip-hop luminaries Andre 3000, Missy Elliott, and Kanye West; R&B songstresses Aaliyah and Erykah Badu; jazz legend Theolonious Monk; and rock god Jimi Hendrix.
His music has received incredible support from DopeBoyz (“remarkably exceptional”), Pigeons & Planes (“rap-sings effortlessly…flaunting unique flair with ease”), NPR Music (“not simply a rapper…in the highly favored space between rapping and singing”), DJBooth (“Dave B is a revolutionary”), The FADER (“a versatile rapper”), Earmilk (“dropping dime after dime…after dime”), Hypetrak (“Dave’s unique, distinct rap style”), Okayplayer (“putting his city on the map in a big way”), XXL (“perfect for today’s sing-song rap style”), Mass Appeal (“The Northwest is in good hands”), Indie Shuffle (“favorite 2015 hip-hop tune”), HotNewHipHop (“promising talent”), Seattle Weekly (“Seattle’s most endearing young rapper”), Seattle Times (“a prolific young rapper”) among many others.
Dave B blends elements of hip-hop, R&B, jazz and funk over conscious-driven lyrics using soulful melodies and harmonies. After he released his well received debut EP Punch Drunk in November 2015, he returned with his critically-acclaimed album collaboration Tomorrow with producer Sango released July 2016.