Discover Artists That Joined The 14th IMAs: Davey Star
Home Base: Suffolk, VA, USA
Category Entered: Rap/Hip-Hop Song
Title of Work Submitted: “Froze”
Producer: Flash Beats
Instruments Featured: Drums, Keyboards
What’s the story behind your artist name?: Its a weird thing (laughs). My name actually came to me in a dream. I dreamed that I was in Outer Space and I was sitting on the moon and the stars surrounded me. I’m so fascinated by the stars in space and that I wanted to be a star so I guess that’s how my name came about.
Describe your sound: My sound is very fresh, cunning, and clean. I hardly ever use profanity in my music. I feel that I want to appeal to the fans of ALL ages, not just a certain demographic. I want everybody, young and old, in the whole world to hear my music
Who’s sitting in your audience?: Just people that enjoys good, clean music; generally Hip-Hop. I feel like Hip-Hop right now needs a change and I want to be one of the one’s to do so.
What’s your favorite press quote about your music?: My favorite is when Top40-Charts said, about me being deaf in my left ear, “When God takes one thing from a person, but blesses them with a gift!” and that I am certainly blessed. That really put a smile on my face when I saw that
The song or songs that changed your life and why: Biggie Smalls “Sky’s The Limit”. That song actually gave me hope as a kid to say the sky’s the limit and that I can be what I want to be
Describe the first time you walked onstage: It was at my cousin’s Birthday party and it was about 3 or 4 other people that performed before me so he heard my music before the party and told me that he’s saving the best for last. And when I got up there, I say for the first two minutes, I was nervous until I saw a lot of people dancing to the songs I made and they all came to congradulate me afterwards
Why did you submit to this year’s Independent Music Awards?: I wanted to see if my music is up to par with the other nominees in the Rap/HipHop category. I also wanted to see how IMA works because I wanted the submit last year, but I didn’t have the funds at the time to do it.
If you win and/or get nominated, how will you use your IMA honor to further your career?: I would use it to my full advantage by representing IMA to the best of my abilities. I believe that IMA is the BEST service ever!
Who is your musical hero & what would you like to learn from them?: My hero would have to be Jay Z. I would like to learn from him on how to perfect my craft. Everyday I want to better myself as an artist just to make sure that I am on the right track