By Kandis Knight
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At 20 years-old, college student, Dave Raps has a simple name, but that is the only thing simple about him. Dave Raps is quickly proving to be a complex artist with a lyrical flow reminiscent of Special Ed, swagger like Diddy and hustle like 50 Cent.
Most recently, Dave proves he has another redeeming quality, a ravenous female fan base, like Soulja Boy. Keep your eyes on Dave Raps.
With two tracks circulating on the internet, Dave’s remake of Drake’s “In the Morning” and “DeLorean” already have bloggers chatting and female fans swooning.
His image and buzz have this statuesque emcee already negotiating modeling contracts and endorsement deals long before a record deal. “Execs are betting on his commercial viability, he in an artist who gets it,” explains Dave’s manager Vee. “Dave knows exactly what the market is looking for and he is just the artist to fill that void”.
Dave’s colorful graphics and graphic rap stories, are the elements that make movements.
About Dave Raps
In the rap game, Dave Raps is a freshman all-star entering the game with all the swagger of a college graduate. His debut solo album, H.Y.P.E. (How Young People Evolve) successfully does everything in its power to justify his confidence. So does Dave’s first single, DeLorean, already “a blaze” in the blogosphere, a track made with the 80’s babies in mind (“Back to the Future”).
Since Dave first started laying tracks, he has been voraciously building a base of fans who appreciate genuine lyrical acrobatics, colorful rap stories drenched in metaphors and abstract thought. With his futuristic vibe and his uncanny story telling ability, it is no surprise that he is being compared to T.I., Andre 3000, and Special Ed. After one listen, you will agree, this 6’2”, wildly handsome and debonair kid, is rightfully one of the fresh, new voices in Hip-Hop.
Possibly his strong Caribbean upbringing might explain why this Yonkers New York Native, commands a crowd so well that he pulls you smack into the middle of his passion fueled reality. Dave’s melodic flow will effortlessly carry you off into the world of “Dave Raps” where track after track, a unique adventure in sound and composition are tantalizingly presented. Even the most astute Hip-Hop connoisseurs respect Dave’s movement.
Fans adore Dave’s hybrid style, his New York flair fused with a sweltering Southern style drawl makes his music soulful yet gritty. His music is unique in the sense that he bridges honesty with creativity and he opens his inner thoughts as he examines outer influences. Dave is in tune with what people want to hear from rappers of the day and he has his lane clearly carved out and his foot is on the gas. Keep your eyes on Dave Raps.
What the Music Industry is saying about Dave Raps:
Dirty Friendz.com says:
"80′s babies gonna love this. Dave Raps take us back, as in Back To The Future with his cleverly titled track ‘The Delorean’. Taking us on a ride to the future and back again with a flow that rides the beat perfectly. This is the first track from his upcoming project H.Y.P.E. Stay posted for more from him soon."
Left Over Cake.com says:
"The latest track from Dave Raps, nostalgically titled “The DeLorean”. This is the first track off of Dave’s up and coming project H.Y.P.E. which drops 2/11/11 at daveraps.net. More fire. This guy is making rounds on the net and soon enough he’ll be making rounds on your favorite radio station. Give it some more time and I bet he’ll be flying off of store shelves everywhere."
Splash Joy.com says:
"I am becoming more and more glad I opened up the original email I got from this homie’s management way back when. He has provided me with nothin but JOY in my ipod ever since. I absolutely love the artwork for this upcoming project too. Be on the look out for H.Y.P.E. EP dropping on Friday, here we go with the opening track"
Dope Native Boy.com says:
"Dave Raps? He does Rap. Taking from the theme of Back To The Future Dave going in on a up tempo beat and kills it."
Tufts Roundtable Commons says:
"So i really like the backbeat to this, which is interesting, because it is kinda repetitive and we know i hate that shit. this is the first track off dave raps’ newest project H.Y.P.E. (dropping february 11). he spits pretty damn well, not gonna lie, and he’s got a little more bite than most rappers who kinda just flow more smoothly. both styles are fine, but i feel like we haven’t been posting enough edginess. he’s also managed by vee nyce, who’s
really quite chill.”
Rock The Dub.com says:
"To build-up for H.Y.P.E., an EP of originals that Dave will be released this Friday on daveraps.net, he drops this Back To The Future-minded track. I imagine the thought is “bringing it back with style”, but there’s nothing in this that screams “vintage”. No Michael Cole. Shit’s fly regardless, because Dave beeeeen in the future. Should’ve left that sangin’ in the hook in the past… or is that the future? His past, our future. Days of Dave’s Future Past. No? Nevermind."
Generation Vision.com says:
"Ok real talk, this goes hard. It’s the newest offering from Dave Raps that will appear on his upcoming H.Y.P.E. project coming Feb. 11, which will feature all brand new music."
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