With his release of the song "I Remember", A'Dre is a musician from New York. What he experienced in his life and the upbringing he received are reflected in his songs. His music is very expressive, which explains why his lyrics are so powerful. The song "I Remember" is great based on lyrics and production, not to mention the beat is well done. Listen to I Remember, and let us know your thoughts.
A’Dre born Andre’ Jamar Davis was born on August 29, 1989, in Buffalo, NY. Faced a lot of challenges growing up on the east side of Buffalo. Surrounded by drugs, violence, and crime. For a while, it was just him and his mother. No father was ever around. But had uncles as father figures in his life. A’Dre enjoyed playing basketball and had dreams of going to the NBA. He was the only 6th Grader allowed to try out for the junior high team and made it. Then went on to play high school. He found his love of music by attending a Lil Wayne concert. Lil Wayne and Jeezy are his favorite artists. He recorded his first track over Lil Wayne’s “Cannon” instrumental. It received a lot of good reviews so he went on to create the first mixtape of the series “ Da Takeover” where he would rap over industry beats.
The top songs at that time just like Lil Wayne did with his mixtapes. He went on to drop Da Takeover Vol 1,2, and 3. Gaining attention, he was contacted to perform in Washington DC. He took a break from music for a few years. He had a couple of run-ins with the law whether he was the one being arrested or his name was brought up in things where he had to be brought in for questioning. A’Dre was arrested and charged with 3 felonies but no one came to testify and he beat the case cause there was no evidence against him. He then had a daughter Olivia Charisse Davis and that’s what got him to stay out of the streets and focus on making a better life for her. A’Dre then met VinviZeus and Jay Santana.
They gave him a beat and he created “Bucks” which received a lot of good praise. He then performed the song at a club in Atlanta where the dancers loved it so much they wanted to dance to it everywhere. Bucks were doing numbers and even had Instagram models making videos for it. A’Dre signed to the label Work Art Entertainment and then dropped his classic “Hoodie Time.” Hoodie Time was his first song to get put in rotation on the local radio station 93.7 WBLK. Hoodie Time was doing numbers on all the major platforms. Then A’Dre wanted to do something special for the ladies and he dropped “Baby.” Baby is a nice smooth song that talked about embracing your beautiful woman. Then A’Dre went on to drop “Go To Work” which turned into a Tiktok challenge and caught the attention of many influencers and also producer Zaytoven. A’Dre went on a five-city tour which included Buffalo, Philadelphia, Boston, Charlotte, and Atlanta. Gained more fans and the following started to grow bigger and bigger. A’Dre has been dropping hit after hit with no signs of slowing down.
Q&A With Artist:
Please see A’Dre’s responses to the questions below:
1. How did you start in the music business?
At the age of 22, I went to my very first concert, Lil Wayne America's Most Wanted tour at Darien Lake in Buffalo, NY, and said that is what I wanted to do.
2. How would you describe the music that you typically create?
The music I create is fun, turn up, something to dance and vibe to but comes from a real place that’s relatable to people like me and who come from where I come from; the same background, life, etc.
3. What is the current project about?
My journey, those who didn’t believe in me, my struggles, to where I am now. For the people who slept on me, it’s time to WAE’K EM UP!
4. How do you feel it will inspire others?
There are people starting on the same journey. They can listen to my story of taking plenty of losses, hitting rock bottom, and still overcoming all obstacles.
5. What is your creative process like?
I listen to a beat and just go in based on how I’m feeling. It’s therapeutic to get things off my chest that way.
6. Who would you most like to collaborate with?
I would like to collaborate with Lil Wayne, Jeezy, and Future.
7. If you could go open a show for any artist who would it be?
I would like the opportunity to open for the Future.
8. What is one message you would give to your fans?
If you have a dream, a goal, or a talent don’t listen to anybody telling you that you can’t. Keep your head up and never give up. Thank you for believing in me.
9. What is the most useless talent you have?
I can do a backflip.
10. Do you sing in the shower? What songs? What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?
I may create music in the shower just by saying a couple of lines to memorize. If it wasn’t for music I would continue being a truck driver or go back to school and get a degree in the computer field
11. Where have you performed? What are your favorite and least favorite venues?
I’ve performed in plenty of places. Atlanta, Charlotte, and Boston to name a few. Don’t have a favorite place because I get love everywhere. My least favorite shows are the ones that aren’t professional and are not put together well.
12. Do you have any upcoming shows?
We are getting things lined up as we speak.
13. How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
It has made it easier to reach the masses. You don’t have to be out trying to hand out physical copies of your music anymore. You can just post it and it can go global
14. What is your favorite song to perform?
‘Go To Work’ every time I perform that song the energy in the building is crazy. I love performing that song and seeing others' reactions.
15. What is the most trouble you’ve ever gotten into?
Fights with other neighborhood kids growing up.
16. What is the best advice you’ve been given?
Don’t stop, when it gets hard keep going, do things for people from the heart without expecting anything in return.
17. What’s next?
More music, more shows, more videos, and more albums towards the end of the year. The best is yet to come!
18. What should the world know?
A’Dre is coming and I’m going to keep my foot on the gas. There's no stopping me, I'm here to stay!
Go to work A'Dre
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