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Daye Jack takes you behind the scenes of tour llfe in new “Raw” video

Daye Jack drops off a fresh video for his latest serving “Raw.”  Daye explains to Complex that the song “is about believing in yourself so much that you become a villain.  There’ll be people around you who you think you’re crazy because you’re trying to make some outlandish dream come true, but they’re wack for that.  That kid being picked on for thinking different and chasing his ideas is who I want to sing along to this song cause that shits as Raw as it gets.”

WATCH: https://youtu.be/c_WuW74TG8c

Since springing his Hello World mixtape into the blogosphere from his NYU dorm room, the 20-year old whiz kid has crafted a series of rich recordings including the lush Soul Glitch EP to several stand-alone songs (“Finish Line,” “Rule the World,” “Piggybank”).  Taking a leave of absence, Daye has since toured with New Orleans’ Pell and Danish pop-soul band Lukas Graham, performed at Lollapalooza and Moogfest, collaborated with Killer Mike (“Hands Up”) and Cardinox (“Doors” remix), and has even written songs and appeared on recent albums for Tori Kelly (“Expensive”) and Ariana Grande (“Sometimes”).   Daye was recently featured alongside NASA’s Scott Bolton, Corrine Bailey Rae and Quiñ in a short film by Apple Music that shows the link between exploring space and making music.

Fans can expect more of Daye’s eclectic palette on his full-length debut album which arrives this fall and features production from Mike Elizondo, Nosaj, Max Martin, and others.   In the meantime, they can check him out with Witt Lowry on Watsky‘s “Infinity” tour this fall.

FRI 9/2                 Phoenix, AZ                  Club Red

SAT 9/3                Albuquerque, NM           Sushine

SUN 9/4               El Paso, TX                  Tricky Falls

TUE 9/6               Austin, TX                     Emo’s

WED 9/7              Dallas, TX                     House of Blues

THU 9/8               Houston, TX                  House of Blues

FRI 9/9                New Orleans, LA            House of Blues

SAT 9/10              Pensacola, FL                Vinyl

TUE 9/13             Tampa, FL                      The Orpheum

WED 9/14            Tallahassee, FL              Club Downunder

THU 9/15              Atlanta, GA                   The Loft

FRI 9/16               Charlotte, NC                 Neighborhood Theatre

SAT 9/17              Baltimore, MD                Baltimore Sound Stage

MON 9/19             Pittsburgh, PA                Altar Bar

TUE 9/20              Philadelphia, PA             TLA

FRI 10/21             New York, NY                 Irving Plaza

SAT 10/22            New York, NY                 Irving Plaza

SUN 10/23           Boston, MA                     House of Blues

TUE 10/25            Portland, ME                   Port City Music Hall

THU 10/27           Toronto, ON                     Opera House

FRI 10/28             Cleveland, OH                 Agora Ballroom

SAT 10/29            Columbus, OH                 Newport Music Hall

TUE 11/1              Detroit, MI                       Majestic
WED 11/2            Chicago, IL                      Concord

THU 11/3             Minneapolis, MN              First Avenue

FRI 11/4                Milwaukee, WI               The Rave II

SAT 11/5              Lawrence, KS                  Granada

SUN 11/6             Lincoln, NE                      Bourbon Theatre

TUE 11/8              Denver, CO                     Cervantes

WED 11/9            Salt Lake City, UT            Complex

THU 11/10           Boise, ID                          Knitting Factory

FRI 11/11             Seattle, WA                      Showbox

SAT 11/12            Vancouver, BC                  Rio Theatre

SUN 11/13           Portland, OR                     Roseland

TUE 11/15            Eugene, OR                     WOW Hall

WED 11/16          Redway, CA                     Mateel Community Center

FRI 11/18             San Diego, CA                 Soma

FRI 11/25             San Francisco, CA            Warfield

SAT 11/126          Los Angeles, CA                Fonda

is available for streaming/purchase at http://smarturl.it/djraw.

Keep up with Daye Jack at http://www.dayejack.com/



I’m the nigga came up cold 

All the shit they must atone

Let my enemies yell at me, hobby for the young bro 

It’s a tragedy when someone black as me get gold 

Time to slaughter, Street Fighter fist, that’s Nintendo 

Told my alma mater gotta send me money, Venmo 

Put us on map, don’t sleep siesta, man, blow

Jack won’t be no nigga serenading with a banjo 

Real reckless dude with a crew, carry ammo


Thought predicting winning would be something so taboo

But now I’m monkeying around with my brothers, baboons

Atlanta in Hollywood, it’s on schedule 

Chef in the bank, been eatin, check my dental

Plenty sugar, suite life, kicked it in the pent, ho 

My sheets all green, they don’t knit me a bando 

And a nice sweater, too fit, seen levels

Floating here, shining, I need me a drum roll


I’m too raw raw raw, I’m a villain, I’m a don 

Mask and cape, somebody ring the alarm

Wild boy boy boy, can’t tame me, nah

Started that flame, somebody ring the alarm


I’m the nigga, hit em quick, right hook, threw the fist,

All the leeches swimming with me getting no benefit 

In the dirty pond, fake homies won’t ever stick 

Hang with real players, my gamers control this shit

Did it for the Internet, choke a youngin by his neck

Hoping some bystanders lookin and filmin  it 

Another Atlanta nigga dead, killed by his best friend 

Said he changed on em, didn’t text back or DM

I’m the nigga represent, I’m your mans till the end

Raise up my kinfolk, take over, that’s the plan 

On a mission, 100 grand, sickness showing symptoms man

Rather be hurting than healthy and not a champ

Nigga I done  been the man, my pillow talk to the bands

Sleep real good when there’s dinner ready for my fam 

I ain’t fucking comfortable, running out, take a stand

Started that fire, I’m a hoodlum in gym pants



Stunt with all the things you got 

Ain’t gon put em in a box 

You ain’t never gon stop

Raise some funds, cop the stocks

Do it til they know your name on the block 

Til you respected, claim your right, you the king of the lot 

I’m Afro Caesar, mean I don’t play with you guys 

No lames in my chariot, no snakes in my ride 

Cruising for days tryna find me the pot 

Of gold, when I do imma feel like…


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Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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