Singer | MC | Songwriter | Producer | Entertainer
Drue Davis is a highly accomplished producer and songwriter who was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. As a child, Drue was fascinated by a variety of genres of music, from the radio’s Top 40 hits to the crackling vinyl sounds of Motown and James Brown. He also became enraptured by the inspiring lyrical styles and memorable beats of the emerging sound of Hip Hop.
As the MC for the crew, Red Clay, Drue became known for his unique style, incredible beats, and flair for blending the early days of hip hop music with new modern styles. He refers to his music as “Rugged Soul”. A talented entertainer, Drue was able to give memorable live performances in venues which included places like CBGB’s and SOB’s, opening up for the likes of Erykah Badu, Common, and Talib Kweli.
After years of solely focusing on indie Hip Hop, Drue started writing, vocal arranging, and producing for various artists. He also started producing songs for television shows and commercials. After a few months, Drue’s music landed on several highly rated cable reality shows and broadcast sport shows. He began writing more music, exploring more personal topics and issues. Using his MPC2000xl and his keyboard, he decided to embark on a musical journey, one that would forever change him.
Drue’s musical excursion has led to the release of his first project entitled Magic Man and the Beat Machine, encompassing sounds from the soulfulness of R&B, the pulsating drive of rock, and the raw boom bap of Hip Hop. He also continues to tour as emcee and singer for the Internet sensation, Postmodern Jukebox. Recently, he received a Grammy plaque for his vocal and rap writing contributions to the Children’s Album of the Year, Home. His hard work and talents, awarded him the experience of performing in legendary venues such as Brooklyn Academy of Music and The Apollo. Currently, he is at work on his follow up album. Backed by a band during live performances, he is sure to touch souls in his own unique, soulful way.