I Was Made 4 This
Big Dave Big Dave was born March 12, 1982 on the south side of Indianapolis, Indiana. He began rapping at the age of 13 years after becoming inspired by such rappers as the Notorious B.I.G, L.L. Cool J, and 2pac. Big Dave is the 2003 Indiana Black Expo Starquest Rap Champion. He began to work on his first solo album afterwards with Tazae Hughes and Patrick Glaunt who is one of the best producers bar none. The album is due to release April 9, 2004 on B.L.A.D.E.S entertainment. While in high school, Big Dave, along with 5 other classmates, formed a group by the name of Controversy, Controversy entered a number of talent contests, performed at local skating rinks and clubs, and even highlighted four a shows at the Indiana State Fair. One of the greatest achievements of the group is their performance at Project XL, which is a program sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance and Eli Lilly to recognize the best artists in the state and to promote their positive messages to the public. Project XL usually receives about 10,000 entries across the state, and had never selected an African American hip hop artists to perform in the finals. Controversy was selected in the finals and finished as a runner up. Along with a cash prize, the group earned recognition for being the first rap group to chosen for the contest. They opened a lot of doors for inner city teenagers to enter the contest. Since the year 2000, the number of African American participation in this program has increased. With the money they won, they completed an album, which is available locally in Indianapolis. Controversy sold over 2,000 copies. Lloyd Price Jr. was a member on the group known as B.L.A.D.E.S. He died in a car accident on Dec 22, 2001 that killed him at the young age of 18. Big Dave has refocused his career in the aftermath of the death of a good friend and fellow member. Tazae came up with the idea to use blades entertainment to honor his late friend. In his spare time, Big Dave enjoys performing and talking with youth at local schools and after-school programs. People are attracted to his personality, cool demeanor, and rapping skills. On the next Controversy CD he recorded a solo track and stepped out and did venues. He has performed for crowds as small as 50 and as large as 2,500. Big Dave has been featured on other artists albums, and also on local television shows. He has recently become known as a solo artist with a very versatile lyrical style. He has gained popularity throughout Indiana. People often compare his rapping style to Biggie Smalls or EightBall. While he is grateful for the comments received, he has decided to create his own path to success. He writes his own lyrics, as well as ghost writes for other artist. With his smooth flow and outstanding writing skills, he hopes to become one of most celebrated artists in the music industry. At the young age of 22, he works hard every day to achieve his goals and become a better artist.