Seattle MC Dave B is a multi-talented hip-hop artist who raps, sings, writes and 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.
In 2015 he released his debut Punch Drunk EP and Seattle City Arts Magazine named him their coveted Artist of the Year. He went on to receive incredible critical acclaim from the biggest tastemakers in music journalism including NPR, The FADER , Pigeons & Planes, XXL, OkayPlayer, DJBooth, HotNewHipHop, 2DopeBoyz, EARMILK and many more. With hometown love from Seattle Weekly (“Seattle’s most endearing young rapper”), Seattle Times (“a prolific young rapper”) and The Stranger (“refreshingly ambitious”).
In summer 2016, Dave B teamed with Sango, “one of the Northwest’s most globally recognized producers” and delivered Tomorrow LP the NPR Music [First Listen] premiered. Dave B’s electric performance has sold-out hometown venues Neumos and The Crocodile. And in 2016 Macklemore and Ryan Lewis called upon Dave B to open dates for This Unruly Mess I’ve Made Tour. In 2017, Dave B is touring the US and on November 17, 2017 he’ll release his highly-anticipated new studio album Pearl.