DAY purposes his music to reach the youth of our culture with the power of the Gospel—D.A.Y. (Deliverance Among Youth), founded by DAY, is also a non-profit organization whose aim is to do just that. Born and raised in the city of Danbury, Connecticut, DAY began writing lyrics and producing music at a young age. At 22, having packed up all of his belongings, he set on a cross-country journey which led him to Los Angeles, CA where he not only began sitting under the ministry of his spiritual father—Bishop Clarence E. McClendon, but also served in both the Music and Youth departments at Full Harvest International Church. DAY eventually recorded a demo in L.A. with Roc Nation music producer Ruwanga Samath that began to open doors to opportunities and place him before some of Hip Hop's legends including Diddy, Kanye West, Suge Knight, 50 Cent, and others—yet the divine call on his life had a stronger pull. But not without tribulation.
In April of 2008, DAY was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Cancer and endured 8 months undergoing aggressive chemotherapy treatments to rid his body of golf ball-sized tumors throughout his neck and chest. What couldn't kill him would only make him stronger!
The disease evoked greater faith and even more so ignited his passion to proclaim the
Gospel through his music. U Made Me Better (written immediately following the ill-fated diagnosis), is a testimonial declaration of praise, thanking God in advance for what DAY knew would come to pass—total restoration of his body! As the expansion of his music outreach continued to increase—in 2013, DAY was eventually declared “medically cured” and began to capture the attention of secular media having been featured in Birthplace Magazine, SoJones.com, and, most notably, gracing the cover of HYPE Magazine!
As his music unequivocally brings the gospel to the secular music industry, DAY has performed at notable venues throughout the Los Angeles and Tri-state areas, including the Knitting Factory and Webster Hall in Manhattan. His performances in prominent events include McDonald’s Gospel Fest (Newark, NJ), Higher Calling (Brooklyn, NY), and Rap Fest (Bronx, NY). Additionally, DAY has not only shared the stage with a plethora of Christian Hip Hop heavyweights including Bizzle, Derek Minor, Sevin, and Angie Rose but also some of Gospel music’s most beloved artists such as Hezekiah Walker, Cissy Houston, Vickie Winans, and legendaries Roberta Flack and Dionne Warwick.
“DAY's music uplifts, edifies, and imparts to all who would listen. It literally belongs in a category of its own!”
- Jennifer Farrell, Soigne.
“DAY is absolutely riveting. He keeps you captivated from beginning to end!”
- Bret Tesman (Founder), Blue Punch Media
“DAY is THE TRUTH! His music is universal in that it relates to everybody.”
- Keith Clizark (Multi-Platinum Producer and CEO), TEAM MASHN Entertainment
“DAY is an artist who stays true to his word. He brings something different to the art of hip hop and spreads an authentic message that you can feel and hear through his music.”
- Michael Mahon (Hip Hop Journalist), SoJones Magazine