NPR First Listen : Dave B and Sango NPR Music partnered with Dave B and Sango for a First Listen of the album raving that "in a rare moment, we get the chance to hear someone really rap over his [Sango’s] production style as Dave B doesn’t back down from the challenge."
Today, NPR Music partnered with Dave B and Sango for a First Listen of the album raving that “in a rare moment, we get the chance to hear someone really rap over his [Sango’s] production style as Dave B doesn’t back down from the challenge.”
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.
Dave blends elements of hip-hop, R&B, jazz and funk over conscious-driven lyrics with soulful melodies and harmonies. Check out his debut Punch Drunk EP released on Seattle based independent Goodrich & Gold. Up next, Dave B will pair up with buzzing Seattle producer Sango to release a collaboration project titled Tomorrow on July 15h..
Dave’s music has received incredible support from Pigeons & Planes (“rap-sings effortlessly”), The Fader (“versatile rapper”), 2DopeBoyz (“remarkably exceptional”), XXL (“perfect for today’s sing-song rap style”), Mass Appeal (“smooth flavor”), Indie Shuffle (“favorite hip-hop tune”), HotNewHipHop (“promising talent”), Seattle Weekly (“Seattle’s most endearing young rapper”), Seattle Times (“prolific young rapper”) and many more.