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April 06, 2017 - 102 views

Davey Asaph, better known as David McKissic, grew up in South Bend, IN raised by his mother and hip hop. His mother worked hard to raise him but Jay-Z, TI, Kanye West, and Lecrae taught him what it meant to be a man. His older cousins put him in a rap group called "Straight Fame" when he was 9 years old. They would record over old school tapes that they'd find at their aunt's house. David was nicknamed "mumbles" because he would freestyle about random things that didn’t seem to make sense. Yet it was in that moment that a desire to create was birthed. 

  

In High school every day David would go over a friend's house and sing and rap. This grew his love for music and the desire to create music increased. Yet insecure about making music that people would like, he pushed it to the back burner until 2008, when he and some friends would formed a group called "Spit Unity".  

Spit Unity released 5 projects in 7 years and then split in 2015. At their last meeting, the group encouraged David to pursue a solo project as they felt he was gifted to do so. However, David wrestled with the idea of being solo for an entire year. In 2016, David finally decided to embark on a long time dream of releasing an album as a solo artist. He wanted to share what God had done in his life and heart so he “locked in” and held nothing back as the grind began. One year later the solo project was complete and now has released "Never in My Wildest” on June 13th, 2017.

“Never In MY Wildest” was recorded in Asaph’s home studio, Cerebro, in Indianapolis, IN. Asaph engineered the entire project with some help and advising from Zach Foty. Never In My Wildest is David’s first full length album. The inspiration for the album came from stopping and looking back over his life and being floored by where he is now as a father, husband, and as a man. Sonically, the inspiration came from everywhere from Lecrae, Mumford & Sons, Jon Bellion, Chance The Rapper, and even Dwight from the classic show “The Office”. 

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