The following playlist was selected by Daye Jack for Casablanca Sunset:
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.
After relocating from Nigeria to Atlanta at the age of six, he split his time between playing soccer, computer coding, singing in choir, and listening to the likes of Eminem, OutKast, and 50 Cent. Achieving a Computer Science scholarship to NYU, 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.
In 2014, he cooked up his breakout mixtape Hello World during a winter break and uploaded it to the internet. Off the strength of the project, he signed his publishing to GRAMMY Award-winning super producer Max Martin [Maroon 5, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake] and inked a deal with Warner Bro Records—personally scouted by the legendary Mike Elizondo [Dr. Dre, Eminem].
Rap / Hip-Hop
Outkast – Gasoline Dreams
Gnarls Barkley – Smiley Faces
Mystikal – Bouncin’ Back
Ludacris – Stand Up
N.E.R.D. – Jump
N.E.R.D. – Kill Joy
Kanye West – We Don’t Care
Eminem – Kill You
Akon – Smack That
50 Cent – 21 Questions
Busta Rhymes – Put Your Hands Where My Hands Could See
Fela Kuti – Coffin For Head Of State
Daye Jack on:
A couple years back we posted about Daye Jack’s infectious hip-hop tune “Easy.” Since then, Daye inked a publishing deal with the legendary Max Martin and secured a label partnership with Warner Bros Records. Needless to say, he’s made big moves.
Today, Daye Jack is releasing his full length LP titled No Data. ND is not your traditional hip-hop album. The 12 song LP showcases Daye’s diverse taste in music venturing into areas of R&B and Funk. While at moments the album delivers a straightforward hip-hop experience (see “Raw” Remix), there are also tracks on the album that dive into groovier and more alternative R&B sounds (see “Kick – Door”).
Daye’s message on “No Data” clear – it’s about being yourself and going hard at it, from the take-no-bullshit attitude of “Bully Bully” to the inspiring “Casino” that reminds you to take a gamble on yourself, or the go-for-gold theme of “Finish Line”.
Stream of the album below and also be sure to check out Daye Jack’s Spotify playlist he curated exclusively for Casablanca Sunset above. Solid stuff. Enjoy!
Daye Jack – No Data [Full LP]