De’Aundré “NC tha Great” Davis
When thinking of an artist that has a “Swag Like Wo,” De’Aundré “NCtG” Davis is the first that comes to mind. The musically inclined Denver native began his journey at a young age. Experimenting with percussion as well as being formally trained to play the trombone in his middle-school band class, he created the opportunity for his interest in music to grow. It wasn’t long after learning how to play these instruments that he taught himself how to play the piano as well as the trumpet, all of which have had a profound influence on the direction his musical journey had taken.
With music becoming a major part of his life, he was disappointed to find that the high-school he would be attending, Denver School of Science and Technology, didn’t offer any types of music courses. Determined to stay with his growing passion, he was eventually introduced to the music program “Fruity Loops Studio” by his Uncle who also works with music in 2003. Motivated by the audio software, he began to compose his own beats inspired by the mainstream rap genre, writing lyrics to the latest instrumentals, and ultimately creating his own emergent style of music. After realizing that making music was his main aspiration, he began to showcase his talent any way possible- at school, through social networks including MySpace, local events, etc.
As his confidence grew and his style developed, he began to see an interest in his beats. Local artists close to “NC” used his music, and eventually joined him to form the “Urban Street Soldiers,” a group of artists that would record solo and group work. De’Aundré became the lead member and head producer of the group, persistently motivating and working with his fellow members with the help and guidance of renowned artist, Hazel Miller. Thinking on a larger scale, De’Aundré later converted the band to an independent label, Urban Street Productions.
Throughout his continual progression, he expanded his use of audio software to more recent versions of FL Studio, Sony Acid, Celemony Melodyne, and Adobe Soundbooth. Although he experiments with a variety of music genres, he is currently working on perfecting his R&B sound and adding a Hip-Hop feel to his music. While he is primarily a rapper, his favorite genre is Nu Metal; a lot of his inspiration for his music comes from the high-level energy in metal tracks. Overall, his diverse melodies and instruments are punctuated with elements of Jazz, Classical, Metal, Trance, R&B, and Hip-Hop.
De’Aundré has managed to find the time to be a full time student at Mesa State College and spend time with his family along with his passion for music. He is a member of “The Last Remaining Polar Bears,” a local Indie Rock group, involved with the community, continues to write his own music, as well as managing his solo artists/groups. He hopes to eventually create a unique sound that will be long-lasting and inspiring becoming its own genre, and of course excelling in the music genres he already works with. Check out NCtG’s MySpace, FaceBook, SoundClick and Twitter pages for further information and his musical talents.