DAX, real name Daniel Nwosu Jr., is a Hip Hop artist with a huge YouTube presence of more than 400,000 subscribers who went viral with the official music video of his song “Cash Me Outside” featuring the creator of the same phrase, Danielle Bregoli; his version of the video from February of 2017 currently boasts just under 18 million views! Because of his interest in basketball he didn't took rap seriously but there was a phase where he grew up listening to Tupac. He really started listening to rap when Drake took over the scene as he was also originated from Canada he drove attention to hip-hop, Dax has also cited artists like 50 Cent and Lil Wayne. His style is been compared to many different types of artists such as Tech N9ne, Eminem, Tupac and Hospin.
Born Daniel Nwosu Jr. in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador to Nigerian immigrants of Igbo ancestry. DAX grew up in Ottawa and moved to Wichita to attend university, and he later moved to Los Angeles, California. He attended the Newman University, where he played guard for the Newman Jets basketball team. DAX initially wrote poetry and was a motivational speaker prior to pursuing a rap career, he decided to write up a poem as he rode on a bus with his basketball team in 2016. After impressing one of his teammates with the poem, Dax realized he had a knack for putting words together. He began seriously releasing and promoting music through his SoundCloud account dropping mixtape 2pac Reincarnation Vol 2: By Dax in 2017, DAX rose to fame for the official music video of his song "Cash Me Outside" featuring Danielle Bregoli. He is also known for his freestyles and remixes of popular rap songs. Then he released his first extended play in August 2018 entitled "It’s Different Now" which features guest appearances from other rappers including OT Genasis and Futuristic. He was featured on Hopsin's 2019 single "You Should've Known".
In June he went on "It goes up" tour with Kansas city rap legend Tech N9ne and then later announced his first solo headlining tour "It's Different Now Tour" via Instagram and scheduled to tour in October covering 30+ city across America and Canada.
In 2020 DAX released another EP called "I'll say it for you", which received generally positive reviews the single of that EP "Dear God" was praised by the critics for it's subject matter and lyricism the music video of the song has over 40 million views on YouTube and has been streamed more than 50 million times on Spotify. Later that year he released hit singles like "Faster" and "I don't want another sorry" featuring Tech N9ne and Trippie Redd respectively.
In August 2021, Dax announced his debut studio album and released "Propaganda" featuring Tom Macdonald as album's lead single the song peaked at #9 on Rap Digital Song Sales chart of Billboard Charts. In early October 2021, album's third single "40 Days, 40 Nights" featuring Nasty C was released. On October 15, 2021, his debut studio album Pain Paints Paintings was released digitally through Living Legends Entertainment. The album was produced by LexNour Beats and Brittney Boston.
From the outside looking in, who is Dax the artist?
From the outside looking in, Dax is an extremely positive, optimistic, and motivational music artist who is in the pursuit of chasing his dreams while convincing others to chase theirs.
What brought you to the entertainment industry, music specifically?
Poetry and the want to put something into the world that will last forever brought me here. The people will keep me here.
What do you want people to get from your music?
I want people to feel like they can be in my shoes when they listen to my music. I want them to feel as though their dreams are also within arms reach. I want them to feel like we are family, someone they can relate to, literally and figuratively.
Tell us about your current project “It’s Different Now” and what it means for you!
My current project is a story of the journey so far. From being an overnight janitor to now. It means anything’s possible. It means that we as humans are solely responsible for our life’s outcome.
For new listeners, what song of yours would you pick as an introduction to you as an artist?
For new listeners, I would want them to listen to I want; I put a very deep message inside of a hit melody. If they don’t want to listen to the words they’ll enjoy it, if they do, it will change their outlook
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