Born in Nigeria, raised in the burbs of Atlanta, inspired by his old man and Steve Jobs to program computers, and downright deadly on the microphone, rapper, singer, and artist Daye Jack really made the most of his first 21 years. “I just want to do me and see what happens,” he affirms. It’s worked out so far… and today, he debuts his next project, No Data via Warner Bros. Records.
“We wanted to make something hardcore, straightforward, and rap,” he goes on. “That’s how we got ‘Raw.’ Lyrically, it’s about doing you, being yourself, and going hard at it.”
“I want to do something people haven’t seen yet,” Daye declares. “If you take one thing away from my music, it’s that you should be yourself and do you at all points,” he leaves off. “If I make it, I’d love to inspire some kid to be like, ‘Damn, if I do me, I can be successful.’”
Stream the entire album below.
After relocating from Nigeria to Atlanta at the age of six, he split his time between playing soccer, slinging computer code, singing in choir, and listening to the likes of Eminem, OutKast, and 50 Cent. Achieving a Computer Science scholarship to NYU (“I want to be the black Steve Jobs,” he grins), Daye traded the Big Peach for the Big Apple. During his freshmen year, he found inspiration in both the creative enclave of his classmates and the burgeoning movement of artists such as Chance the Rapper, Joey Bada$$, and Mac Miller.