David Dallas

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David Dallas
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Background information
Birth nameDavid Keith Dallas
OriginPapatoetoe, Auckland, New Zealand
GenresRap, Hip Hop
LabelsDirty Records, Duck Down Music Inc.
Websitewww.daviddallas.co.nz
 
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David Dallas
David Dallas photo shoot.jpg
Background information
Birth nameDavid Keith Dallas
OriginPapatoetoe, Auckland, New Zealand
GenresRap, Hip Hop
LabelsDirty Records, Duck Down Music Inc.
Websitewww.daviddallas.co.nz

David Keith Dallas is a New Zealand rapper of Samoan/European descent. He is signed to Dirty Records and Duck Down Music Inc.

He released his debut EP Something Now in 2008, and then his debut solo album, Something Awesome, on 31 August 2009. His second studio album, The Rose Tint, was released on 11 May 2011 and features appearances from Freddie Gibbs, PNC and Buckshot. He is also half of the award winning duo Frontline, who were the recipients of the New Zealand Music Awards Best Hip Hop Album award in 2006 for their album Borrowed Time.

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Early Career

David Dallas began his rapping career under the name of Con Psy part of the group Frontline (band), a producer and MC group along with producer Nick Maclaren. Frontline released two albums, What You Expect? and Borrowed Time. After meeting in 2001 in Auckland, the pair formed some tracks together & released a street album 'What You Expect?'. During this time Maclaren produced tracks for the likes of the 'Deceptikonz', 'Mareko' and more while Dallas completed a BSc in computing. Without any formal broadcasting or distribution, it sold over 1200 copies. Frontline then released their official debut album 'Borrowed Time', in October 2005. The album has produced the singles 'Breathe With Me', 'What 'Was You Thinkin, 'Hold 'Em' and 'Lost In Translation'. Borrowed Time charted at #26 on the RIANZ charts and won the group Best Hip Hop/Urban Album at the 2006 New Zealand Music Awards.

Career

Dallas' first solo offering, "Something Now", was released on 8 December 2008, through Dirty Records.

His debut solo album, Something Awesome, was released on 31 August 2009.[1] It debuted at #22 on the RIANZ chart and reached #1 on New Zealand's iTunes chart. Something Awesome was awarded Best Urban/Hip Hop album at the 2010 New Zealand Music Awards on 7 October 2010 and was shortlisted for the inaugural Taite Music Prize in 2010. Dallas's second album The Rose Tint was also shortlisted for the Taite in 2012.[2][3]

After his video Big Time was featured on Kanye West's blog in 2010, as well as other US-based media drawing attention to his music, Dallas signed with Duck Down Records and has been spending time in New York City, collaborating with such artists as Freddie Gibbs, Buckshot, Kid Daytona and Tayyib Ali.

Dallas released his second album The Rose Tint through his website on 11 May 2011 as a free, digital-only release in a joint venture between Dirty Records, Dawn Raid Entertainment and Duck Down Records.[4]

Dallas then performed the entrance theme The Usos "So Close Now", which was released on iTunes by 31 October 2011 (Halloween) as part of the WWE Music Group.

In September 2012, David released the "Buffalo Man" EP as a free download, with all songs inspired by, sampled or interpolated from Jamiroquai.[5]

Discography

Albums

EPs

Mixtapes

References

  1. ^ "New Zealand Rapper David Dallas Signs To Duck Down Records". 
  2. ^ "Taite Music Prize 2010". IMNZ. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Taite Music Prize 2012". IMNZ. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "DdotDallas x Duck Down". 
  5. ^ "David Dallas reveals strange inspiration for new EP". New Zealand Herald. 27 September 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2012. 

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