David Versis

David Versis

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
BandHip HopR&B

David Versis is a rapper, singer, songwriter, producer and instrumentalist from Toronto, Canada. With only 2 mixtapes out since November 2010, (3800+ unique downloads), Versis is making some noise. His music has been featured on youngmoney.ca, iluvlola.net, Cityonmyback.com, 7thboro.com and more.

Biography

“ I feel as though hip-hop is currently reaching that 'new generation' and I just want to be one of the hands that get it there.”

David Versis

Diligent and focused, David Versis is a part of the new generation of hip-hop. His music is as versatile as the wide range of influences that have shaped him to be the artist he is today. Being raised in a musical family gave Versis all the ammunition he needed to develop his own artistic identity. Apart from singing and rapping, David dabbles in a handful of instruments including piano, drums and bass, all self taught. His main instrument of choice though, is guitar: both acoustic and electric.

David has been in and out of several bands, but his musical career started at a very early age - since he was 10-11 years old singing in his church’s choir. At age 16 he started experimenting with hip-hop; primarily production and rhyme composition. Shortly after, he formed his first hip-hop group, Red Tape Regime, with friend Nick and current manager Joshua Richards. After the group dismantled a year later, David continued to experiment with different instruments and fell in love with guitar. “I felt that I connected with many classic guitarists such as Jimmy Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton and Buddy Guy; their music and their message,” David says. As a result, he formed Shades of Blue, a blues-funk based band, where he was lead singer and guitarist. They played gigs in Toronto and surrounding areas covering popular tracks as well as original records. The band dismantled 6 months later.

It was all a learning experience and Versis used that knowledge to develop his own style of music.

“I feel as though there is a certain authenticity within my music that utilizes my various influences, without compromising who I am as an artist. Hip-hop has evolved into a genre that not only accepts a wide range of sounds, approaches, and styles, but calls for it. While this has forced other artists to widen their perspective, I am naturally a product of a mosaic of musical styles.”

Influenced by a fusion of genres and artists, Versis is inspired by the legacy of greats from Biggie to Jimmy Hendrix, Outkast to the Beatles, Jay Z to Elvis Presley, and plans to one day achieve similar success.
David Versis music is lyrical, with heart. His sound is soulful, but progressive. His delivery is astounding and his content vibrant. You can live each experience word for word.

David Versis has released 2 free projects over the web. DRAFTED, an 8 record show and tell of Versis' talents over commercial records, was released in late 2010 and received over 1800 unique downloads. His Hate To say It mixtape, 14 original records with production from Versis, Arthur McArthur and others, was released January 21st and is making some serious noise.

Versis has been featured on the following blogs as the next artist to watch:
http://www.youngmoney.ca
http://iluvlola.net
http://cityonmyback.com
http://www.souljaboy.ca
http://7thboro.com
http://realfrequency.com

Google "David Versis" for more.

For booking info, collaborations etc. contact Manager J jrichards@maverickcreative.com

Lyrics

Intro (prod. Arthur McArthur)

Written By: David Versis

Hollywood dirty, ghetto Nice//
Should I stay or should I go, yellow lights//
Cause I ain’t waiting for the green//
Not a patient in a waiting room, just patient for my team//
Tryin’ to get it in and stretch it out, vacant limousine//
Keep the camera’s rolling on me, I am one-takin’ the scene//
Might find Versis living out his dream, while he watching other rappers just running out of steam//
So you should check the way I lean//
You can see it’s in my pockets you could say its in my jeans//
Raw denim, no tuckin’ or cuffin’ ‘em//
So it comes to no surprise that shit ain’t always what they seem//
And this year I ain’t playin’ around//
I’m tearing the sky down I’m raising the ground//
Underestimated//
Underrated so//
I got a lot on my shoulders, I hate to say it though//

Hate To Say It (prod. Arthur McArthur)

Written By: David Versis

Hate to Say it – David Versis

(ad-lib) Yeah, Alright.

Hook:
Yeah, feel so awkward being hated//
I hate to say it, but there aint no other way to say it//
Ohhhh Noo, I did it, I told you I would do it//
I’m gone, I did it, I told you I would do it all//

Yeah, now they say that I’m they favourite//
I hate to say it, but there aint no other way to say it//
Ohhhh Noo, I did it, I told you I would do it//
I’m gone. I did it, I told you I would do it all//

Verse 1
One of the illest off the top coldest off the brain put the chain on top the top but they top is off the chain. Man your boy causing a draft. Im the topic in the game, but I gotta to change the topic because the top pick aint the same. I be lying If I said this hard work didn’t take its toll. Me and the Vandal boys all be living by a code, a code that says that we only speaking what we know & so im waiting for the day that I start reaping what I sold & since the cds what I sewed, its looking like a quilt shit. Yeah reaping like the reaper cuz I kill shit. I ball until every split end is used up and whatever money left that’s my crew cut. Yeah I did it, I told you I would do it. Pocket full of dreams they just watch as I pursue it, I knew it, I got these other rappers feeling stupid because I’m better than their favourite artist watch me dog I’ll prove it all

Hook
Yeah, feel so awkward being hated//
I hate to say it, but there aint no other way to say it//
Ohhhh Noo, I did it, I told you I would do it//
I’m gone, I did it, I told you I would do it all//

Yeah, now they say that I’m they favourite//
I hate to say it, but there aint no other way to say it//
Ohhhh Noo, I did it, I told you I would do it//
I’m gone. I did it, I told you I would do it all//

Verse 2
God blessed with no sneezing or sniffling brighter than a light bulb filament fill em in.
The game hates you once you getting it, so I’m aware that love is a feeling I might not feel again. Naw, but I just use the fuel, tell my momma I aint gotta finish school, its cool. When I was 22 man I use to cut up coupons. Now them 22’s are exactly what to coupe on. So im the one they try gunning down because everytime I come they bitches look me up and down. I am not the violent type, im the strong and silent type, so this rap shit is kinda like umm, fishing with dynamite. . Yeah Bitch I did it, I told you I would do it. Pocket full of dreams they just watch as I pursue it, I knew it, I got these other rappers feeling stupid because I’m better than their favourite artist watch me dog I’ll prove it all

Yeah, feel so awkward being hated//
I hate to say it, but there aint no other way to say it//
Ohhhh Noo, I did it, I told you I would do it//
I’m gone, I did it, I told you I would do it all//

Yeah, now they say that I’m they favourite//
I hate to say it, but there aint no other way to say it//
Ohhhh Noo, I did it, I told you I would do it//
I’m gone. I did it, I told you I would do it all//

These dudes are numb to the things I felt, you stupid boy if you’d think I’d melt. They use to say I’d never make it, now Im looking like they jinxed they self, because I don’t even pour drinks myself, I let your girl do it. Chilling with two bitches but I aint a Gemini, I am bass low, treble high. It don’t matter though cuz whether high or low, its been a goodyear I never tire though. Don’t be mistaken you can get your misses took. Man your boy be moving forward while these dudes are staying put and yeah I hear all em talking they debate about my look, but there aint nothing to debate, the baits exactly what you took Bitch! Yeah I did it, I told you I would do it. Pocket full of dreams they just watch as I pursue it, I knew it, I got these other rappers feeling stupid because I’m better than their favourite artist watch me dog I’ll prove it all.

Yeah, feel so awkward being hated//
I hate to say it, but there aint no other way to say it//
Ohhhh Noo, I did it, I told you I would do it//
I’m gone, I did it, I told you I would do it all//

Yeah, now they say that I’m they favourite//
I hate to say it, but there aint no other way to say it//
Ohhhh Noo, I did it, I told you I would do it//
I’m gone. I did it, I told you I would do it all//

Discography

Drafted Mixtape (8 freestlye, dubs)
http://www.davidversis.com/drafted-mixtape

Hate To Say It (14 original records)
http://www.davidversis.com/hate-to-say-it/

The Curse (prod. David Versis, guitar by David Versis)
http://davidversis.com/the-curse-little-bastard/