Drue Davis

News

Grammy winning vocalist, Drue Davis

Posted by on 6:48 pm in Blog | 0 comments

It was nice to come home and see this in the mail. To many, this recognition may not mean much. For me, it does because of the nature of the independent grind. You take on so much yourself, that you begin to wonder if you’re moving in the right direction, making the right decisions or are just delusional, lol. To me, this is validation that I am moving forward and making progress. I truly am blessed and know that there are more blessings to...

read more

Panel discussion at Medgar Evers College

Posted by on 2:34 am in Blog | 0 comments

Tomorrow night, I will be speaking on a panel about The Business of Hip Hop – Culture & Entrepreneurship. It’s free and will feature: Manny Faces… Birthplace Magazine Dii Lewis… Bushwick Radio Navani Oter…. Journalist & Halftime Radio Guy Charles Routté… War Media Mikal Lee… Independent Artist ..and myself Performances by Division X & Kala Kathleen Hope to see some of you out there and...

read more

S.O.B’s…Here I come!!!

Posted by on 7:34 pm in Blog | 0 comments

Wednesday Sept 21st, I will have the pleasure and honor of performing a few of my songs at SOB’s Sol Village (with their house band). For over a decade, this event has featured performances from Erykah Badu, Common, Raphael Saadiq, Musiq Soulchild and many more. Hi-Five will also be performing which will surely bring back some memories. If you’re planning to attend, email your full name to druersvp@gmail.com to be placed on my reduced list. This is an after-school (work) special…7-11pm, lol. Let’s make this a night to...

read more

New Video Alert : Savor the Moment by Hasan Salaam feat. Drue Davis

Posted by on 5:31 pm in Blog | 0 comments

This is the real “Love & Hip Hop”. A fun video shoot at a Hip Hop themed wedding… Priceless!!

read more

MNB Reunion with Scott Bradlee

Posted by on 5:11 pm in Blog | 0 comments

Motown Nickelback Reunion with Scott Bradlee. I got to sing a “classic” as well as break into a fun rap freestyle. Check it out!

read more

New Song Alert…So Amazin’

Posted by on 6:19 pm in Blog | 0 comments

Rugged Soul Sundays present “So Amazin'”

read more

Showtime at the Apollo

Posted by on 5:09 pm in Blog | 0 comments

The night was nothing short of magic, (with a few technical difficulties)…lol. That day, my mind was filled with memories of my childhood. Flashbacks of watching “It’s Showtime at the Apollo’ late nights as a kid, the countless trips to 125th st with family and not to mention the numerous times I saw that marquee in films and documentaries. This little boy from Brooklyn got to live his dream. Though, it wasn’t the mainstage, it was still an honor to be performing in that building. My band and I did get a chance to...

read more

Nominated for Pulse Music tv’s Best Music Artist

Posted by on 8:35 pm in Blog | 0 comments

I’m super stoked to share that I’ve been nominated for Pulse Music TV’s Best Music Artist. If you may,  copy the link and share with everyone!! http://www.pulsemusic.tv/6/0/5/3-music/1-artist/805772771-drue-davis

read more

Closer to the Apollo Cafe

Posted by on 9:52 pm in Blog | 0 comments

        I’m excited to say that less than 3 weeks away, the band & I will take Manhattan at the Apollo Cafe. You can get your tickets HERE. Here is the band hard at work…uh,...

read more

Fun in the Sunfest

Posted by on 12:43 pm in Blog | 0 comments

I had such a fun time in the Sunshine state with Postmodern Jukebox at Sunfest Music festival. The funny thing is, I go to West Palm Beach at least once a year to relax and stay with friends. One of which said that I should come down to perform. I laughed after he said, “he’d put it out in the air”. Not even a year later, I get to be at one of the biggest music festivals in Fl. I guess my friend Alex is a “Magic Man”. We didn’t have much of a soundcheck (10 min) and I didn’t know half of the singers...

read more

Featured on Postmodern Jukebox’s #1 jazz album, “Swing the Vote!”

Posted by on 6:30 pm in Blog | 0 comments

The Motown Nickleback cover of “Rockstar” is featured on PMJ’s new album, “Swing the Vote!”, currently #1 on iTunes jazz charts!! So get out there and buy or...

read more

Scenes from Meridian 23

Posted by on 6:01 pm in Blog | 0 comments

The Night of Rugged Soul at Meridian 23 was a success! We had an amazing night with an even more amazing crowd! Sharing the stage with Storm Marrero, StringsNskins, and Division X was an honor. I forgot what it takes to organize events (I was pooped the next day…lol). However, it was all worth it!! Here a few quick clips from the evening. Until next time…. uh, the Apollo Cafe (yes, THE APOLLO)..June 3rd…tickets available now….that means...

read more

New Music Alert: The Calling

Posted by on 8:13 pm in Blog | 0 comments

So, I’ve launched a new series on my social media channels entitled, “Rugged Soulful Sundays”. This series will showcase videos and music. For this installment, I am featuring a new tune, “The Calling” available now for download via SoundCloud. Check it out!

read more

The Pregame on my B-day

Posted by on 7:48 pm in Blog | 0 comments

On my b-day, my friend, Hip Hop producer, Marco Polo and I went to tape a radio show called “The Pregame”. Here’s what special about this. My niece is the host of this particular show and both her and I share the same birthday. To watch her grow into this young entrepreneurial person, has been nothing short of a blessing. I remember myself at her same age (which I know is rude to say or talk about so I won’t…lol). That youthful drive of wanting to be seen, heard; out and about. I was reminded of that while her and...

read more

Drue Davis…Grammy Winner

Posted by on 2:26 pm in Blog | 0 comments

Well…..Remember that wonderful kids album I rapped and sang on…..                 I choose to believe when you work hard and your intentions are pure, Great things will happen. I’m not talking about myself, here. Tim’s dedication to “edutaining” kids is one of the most purest things I’ve come to know. He deserved this. I’ve seen him jet lagged, worn out, etc. I am so happy just to be apart of this. Grammy winner… Not...

read more

Words of Wisdom tv

Posted by on 1:20 pm in Blog | 0 comments

February 6, my band and I had the opportunity to be a part of the launch of Words of Wisdom tv. I guess with every new media endeavours, there were technical issues and time constraints. During the interview, they asked me about my approach to music and my influences. Being that it was a Valentine’s edition, we talked about relationships. I’m don’t know why they asked me (listen to Ms. Missing & Shotgun…lol). We ended the show with a fiery performance of Magic Man. I was a little nervous being interviewed but became...

read more

New Year, New Sentiments, New Music….New Album?

Posted by on 8:19 pm in Blog | 0 comments

Sometimes getting away from the busy city can give you the clarity you need to begin a new or the next journey. Yeah, it’s time to get to album number 2!!! Roughly, two years ago, I released a project near and dear to my heart, Magic Man & the Beat Machine and it really has been a ride ever since. So much has happened in the world and with me that I am ready to start speaking, spitting and singing about it. I’ve been working on a few new tunes (not related to new album) and will be releasing them shortly. Some new shows are on...

read more

From Grammy’s to Gamble & Huff…Whoa Week!!

Posted by on 4:52 pm in Blog | 0 comments

So, I get to end this year and ring in the holidays with some great news!!! I had the honor of working with my friend, Tim Kubart aka Mr.Tambourine guy, Mr. Sunny Side Up Show, on an incredible kids album called “Home”. Well, that project has just been nominated for a Grammy. I got to spit a verse and sing some backups on a record called “Sunday Crafternoon”. It was fun and I finished recording in record time (according to Tim & Dominic). I am proud to be a part of this project because for the few years I have...

read more

Test to be in included on the Black Rock Coalition’s 30 year compilation

Posted by on 1:49 pm in Blog | 0 comments

Great news!!! “Test” will be included on the Black Rock Coalition’s 30 year anniversary compilation (digital version) “Rock ‘n’ Roll Reparations, Vol 3: The Million Man Mosh Edition” “The judges have weighed in and selected Test for the the expanded Digital Download (we had limited real estate on the CD, but because your track is so strong we wanted to be able to include it)” …LaRonda, Black Rock Coalition President The Black Rock Coalition was started in 1985 to give a platform and...

read more

Sweet show at the Bitter End

Posted by on 1:22 pm in Blog | 0 comments

This past Saturday, Nov 7th, my band and I played an awesome show at The Bitter End. I’ve played there with Cover Bands and even hosted a fundraiser for a music school there but of course, this was different.  Some of the greats like Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder (insert squeal here) to newer chart toppers like Lady Gaga and Norah Jones have showcased there gifts here.  One of my favorite live albums, Curtis Mayfield Live, was recorded there (you should find this now). Donny Hathaway recorded live from there as well. To be...

read more