DARIEN THE GREAT
THE NEW CLASSIC
DARIEN THE GREAT
THE NEW CLASSIC
Darien Torrell Davis also known by his stage name Darien The Great, is a musician, rap artist, singer, producer, and songwriter. Notably known for Hip-Hop, R&B, Pop, and Christian Rap. The 26 year old artist has been playing and performing since the age of 7 years old. He started taking Piano lessons and from then he has had a passion for music. At a young age, Darien and his three younger brothers formed a band called The Davis Boyz. As he learned more about music, he was brought along to learn more about playing piano by musicians in his hometown church at Greater St. Paul Baptist Church in Cocoa, FL and also learning how to sing through the church choir. In 2008, The Davis Boyz started to realize they had potential to become something special after doing gigs with their life long music instructor. So they decided to change their name to Third Generation and focused heavily on Hip-Hop and R&B. During school, he was apart of the High School Wind Ensemble where he continued to learn percussion and High School Marching Band where he was on the Drumline. After graduating, he received a Music Scholarship at Eastern Florida State College where he declared to become a Music Major. After his family decided to move their membership from their hometown church, they instantly found a home at the New Life Christian Fellowship in Titusville, FL. It didn't take long for the church to recognize the musical talent of the family and was invited to perform at the Youth Ministry Service a week later. Third Generation was then embraced and invited to all of the local Church Venues and Celebrations for the Youth from Titusville all the way down to Melbourne and annually invited to events such as REP THE KING and The Gospel Explosion. Darien has continued to grow as an artist and a musician by making connections with other artists and musicians, networking with producers and A&R Managers, performing at Open Mic Nights and Artist Showcases. Over the course the years, Darien has written a number of songs for himself and as apart of Third Generation. The songs he writes are about God, Love, Peace, Happiness, Positivity and Chasing Dreams. He talks about the problems in the world, and also being a good example for the youth in the community. Darien The Great is a high character guy with great energy and confidence. He is an entertainer in every sense of the word, he's talented, funny, charismatic and has an electrifying personality. He strives to be a motivational figure with a great heart that wants to help others succeed. He's a Go Getter and a Dreamchaser and He believes with God that he can do all things. He is currently working on his first solo album called Set Free. Which is a Hybrid Hip-Hop and R&B album which is set to released in 2018. The album is set to be something that catches The World's attention, something people can dance to, and feel good about, but most importantly, receive the message being sent in each song on the album.
After releasing four singles, Darien The Great has stated that he is working on his first album. The album will be named "Set Free." The Recording Artist claims that the album will be a 13 track Hip-Hop and R&B album featuring top notch talent in artists from the likes of his three brothers in Third Generation and many more Hip-Hop and R&B artists. It has been said that Darien's songs "So Fresh So Fly" "Butterflies" "Something Special" & "We Ain't The Same Thing" will all be featured on the album and will set the tone of the message behind the album. The artist had this say about the album. "Set Free stems from all of the events that happened in my life." "The album is meant to be a feel good album to where people can party, be motivated, fall in love, & dream." "This project means so much to mean, not only because it's my first album but because of the time, energy, and creativity that I was able to put into it." "I really had fun watching each of the songs I've recorded come to life." It's also revelation of how I'm overcoming adversity to complete this project." "I funded the project myself and Bentley Records will be representing the release." As an up and coming artist and an everyday husband and father it's been really challenging to balance work, family, and my music but my wife is very supportive." "I appreciate those who have supported me and believed in me as I continue to chase this dream." The album is underway and there is no set time table for the release date.
Hip-Hop and R&B Artist Darien The Great, agreed to join the Bentley Records family. The Central Florida native will be represented by a World Class Record Label. "I am excited to get to work with some talented people, and I'm really excited to show the world what I can do."
Growing up, the Aspiring Artist has went through a transition of Stage Names. At the age of 15 when Darien and his brothers formed the Hip-Hop & R&B group Third Generation; He initially started with the Stage Name “D-Reign” since it sounded similar to his name. As time passed, and as he further studied Hip-Hop, he was influenced by Kanye West and Jay-Z in their East Coast Style Of Hip-Hop. When Kanye West rose to stardom he dubbed himself Yeezy, and Darien really followed Kanye as he was a great artist and like the name so much Darien renamed himself “D-Reezy.” He also went through a short stint of going by his nickname “Maestro.” As Darien grew older he started to grow as an artist and started to rebrand his image & music, so he then changed the style of his name to “D-REEZY.” In 2018, Darien wanted to be known more than just a rapper. He never liked to classify himself as a rapper because he felt he was more versatile with being able to sing and play instruments. He wanted to be known as a Talented Artist in multiple genres. So to minimize the assumptions of the heavily influenced Hip-Hop name, he decided to change his name to “Darien The Great.” The self proclaimer is not stating that in no way, shape or form, an arrogant claim of Greatness, but the desire to be “Great.” Darien The Great is meant to be a goal set for a high standard for a dream that has been chased for quite some time, it is meant to mean rising to another level, growth, and progression in an already talented individual. Darien The Great is something meant to be recognized by the world, but not above it. Never to be idolized but to lead by example.