× Dopeness Magazine | Only the Dope Survives | Bringing everything Dope and Urban in one place

Please type to start searching

Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages
pulse
countdown_vid
articles
humor
top100pic
album_rev
top100vid
top10pic
cover_story
countdown
top10vid
Connect
To Top

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER

Want more Dopeness in your daily lifestyle?

SUBSCRIBE

Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter and never miss a beat. No spam. Only hand-picked Dopeness.

© 2017 Dopeness Magazine. All rights reserved.

DOPENESS

DOPENESS INTERACTIVE / Daye Jack: No Data (Album Review) / 0%

Daye Jack: No Data (Album Review)

Written by 2 minutes, 31 seconds Read

ARTIST

Daye Jack

ALBUM NAME

No Data

LABEL

Warner Bros. Records

DOPENESS RATING

8.5

ARTIST

Daye Jack

ALBUM NAME

No Data

LABEL

Warner Bros. Records

DOPENESS RATING

8.5

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. “I just want to do me and see what happens,” he affirms. It’s worked out so far… and today, he debuts his next project, “No Data” via Warner Bros. Records.

After relocating from Nigeria to Atlanta at the age of six, he split his time between playing soccer, slinging computer code, singing in choir, and listening to the likes of Eminem, OutKast, and 50 Cent. Achieving a Computer Science scholarship to NYU (“I want to be the black Steve Jobs,” he grins), 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 Bros. Records—personally scouted by the legendary Mike Elizondo [Dr. Dre, Eminem]. Releasing 2015’s Soul Glitch EP, he drummed up kudos and looks from Billboard, Pigeons & Planes, Pitchfork, XXL, and Complex who touted him among “25 New Rappers to Watch Out For.” Simultaneously, he collaborated with everyone from Killer Mike (“Hands Up”) to Tori Kelly (“Expensive”) and Ariana Grande (“Sometimes”) and joined packed tours alongside headliners as diverse as Lukas Graham and Pell. Along the way, Daye worked on his next evolution, 2016’s Surf The Web EP in Los Angeles.

Over snappy percussion and a synth twinge produced by Elizondo, he spits with grit and gusto before an infectious declaration on the chorus of his first single, “Raw” which was remixed by Denzel Curry and Grim Dave. “We wanted to make something hardcore, straightforward, and rap,” he goes on. “That’s how we got ‘Raw.’ Lyrically, it’s about doing you, being yourself, and going hard at it.”

Accompanied by his A.I, Sam as his “HypeWoman,” that message is one that carried throughout the album – from the take-no-bullsh*t attitude of “Bully Bully” to the inspiring “Casino” that reminds us to take a gamble on yourself, or the go-for-gold theme of “Finish Line” and the glitched out vibes of “Supernatural Remix ft. Donmonique” No Data is an empowering journey through glitchy synth and funky beats.

“I want to do something people haven’t seen yet,” Daye declares. “Being Daye” is going to make a lasting impact. “If you take one thing away from my music, it’s that you should be yourself and do you at all points…If I make it, I’d love to inspire some kid to be like, ‘Damn, if I do me, I can be successful.’” he leaves off.

Comments

More in Album Review

  • July 30, 2017

    By Michael Million

    Meek Mill: Wins & Losses (Album Review)

    On wins and losses, we see a side of Meek Mill that we haven’t seen before. He takes his listeners through...

    10 minutes, 59 seconds Read
  • March 21, 2017

    By External Author Source

    Drake: More Life (Album Review)

    given his tenure as one of pop's most dominate artists, it's stunning that Drake only had his first No. 1 single...

    2 minutes, 15 seconds Read
  • August 21, 2015

    By Asia Sharp

    The Internet : Ego Death (Album Review)

    With their sophomore album entitled “Ego Death”, The Internet offers dreamy and sultry vibes that are indeed something to groove to....

    3 minutes, 53 seconds Read
  • February 2, 2015

    By Dopeness Staff

    Chris Brown : X (Album Review)

    Took you long enough, Chris Brown. After several setbacks and a year spent in both rehab and jail, Chris Brown has...

    2 minutes, 0 seconds Read
  • February 2, 2015

    By Ivie Ani

    Jazmine Sullivan : Reality Show (Album Review)

    Imagine underrated. Imagine talent beyond limits, a voice meant to shape the world. Now open your eyes and ears and look...

    2 minutes, 42 seconds Read
  • February 1, 2015

    By Ivie Ani

    Azealia Banks : Broke With Expensive Taste (Album Review)

     “I can be the answer,” raps 23 year old hip hop artist, Azealia Banks on her debut single “212” back in 2012....

    4 minutes, 55 seconds Read
  • August 23, 2014

    By Dopeness Staff

    G-Eazy : These Things Happen (Album Review)

    In Macklemore’s wake, there’s a hardened consensus that hip-hop is whiter, the old patterns of cultural co-option well underway. G-Eazy slid easily into this...

    3 minutes, 47 seconds Read
  • June 29, 2013

    By Dopeness Staff

    Mac Miller : Watching Movies With The Sound Off (Album Review)

    Mac Miller skated into rap with all the bottomless happy-go-lucky charm of a best friend’s insouciant little brother. The documents of his...

    4 minutes, 38 seconds Read
  • June 28, 2013

    By Dopeness Staff

    J. Cole : Born Sinner (Album Review)

    Born Sinner, the heavily referential second LP for Roc Nation signee Jermaine Cole, borrows its title from the Notorious B.I.G.’s "Juicy". By the time...

    3 minutes, 35 seconds Read

Want more Dopeness in your daily lifestyle?

SUBSCRIBE

Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter and never miss a beat. No spam. Only hand-picked Dopeness.

No Thanks, I like my life plain.

Want more Dopeness in your life? Subscribe Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter and never miss a beat. No spam. Only hand-picked Dopeness. Sign-Up Now
DOPENESS
Follow Dopeness Magazine on Instagram Follow @DopenessMagazine for photos of daily news and pop culture alike. Follow Us
DOPENESS