Jason [^_-] Davis
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Jason [^_-] Davis

Chicago, Illinois, United States | SELF

Chicago, Illinois, United States | SELF
Band Hip Hop Spoken Word


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"The homie’s over at the Robot Army were enlisted to perform at the Prototype Fashion Show out in the Chi...." - ToySldrs.com

"Since the release of his first project in 2009, Welcome To The Robot Army, Davis has continued to work on music, getting better and more serious with each release. In 2012, Davis released his best project to date in the form of Spectrums of The Mind." ~ Alexander Fruchter - RubyHornet.com

I’ve been waiting for someone to go in on this beat ever since Mac Miller dropped the video for “Nikes On My Feet.” For those of you who don’t know this is My Morning Jacket’s “Wordless Chorus,” one of my favorite non-Hip Hop cuts of all time. The beat on it’s own is hella soothing and JD simply comes through with an added spice of lyricism. Now on to this free EP we have below. Below I have for your enjoyment a 6 Track EP JD is putting out to hold you down until the release of his all original EP which is set to debut this summer. Keep watch for that one. For now as you know, appreciate and enjoy what you have in front of you. #POW! - YNotMyDream.Net

As we mentioned last week, up and coming rapper, JD [^_-] of the Robot Army drops his latest EP today entitled “BETA”. The project is a collab effort with JD and producer John Thomas. The beats sound darker and do have a bit of a robot feel to them. Definitely worth listening. - ToySldrs

Here we have Can A N***a Borrow A Pencil, a new EP from Chicago's Jason Davis. Davis is a burgeoning emcee, and as I've mentioned many times, one of my favorite new artists in Chicago. The project's title comes from a news story out of Jefferson County in which a school teacher was given the longest suspension in country history for using the word "n***a" towards a student. In the audio clip that starts the project, the teacher asks in true disbelief why the word is so negative. Saying, "I just don't understand it, and I'm trying to understand it. I need help. Yes, I used n***a. I've used it, I admit it... n***a please, you know, can you lend a n***a a pencil."

Following the intro Davis gives us 5 new songs further exploring social conditions, his own aspirations in Hip Hop, the afterlife and, yes, flying robots. - Ruby Hornet

Local artist & RH homie Jason Davis is here with some visuals for his his single "Honestly". This is the first I've heard from the the Chicago based rapper who definitely knows how to strike a good first impression. The visuals are utterly hysterical, featuring the beautiful streets of the Chi, baseball bats, bear masks, and most importantly cooking (swag). "I feel like music might not be the safe route, but its my gift, hold on to what you can take now" - Ruby Hornet

Jason Davis is an artist and windy city resident who popped up randomly at our office a couple times to visit his friend and our videographer, Tony Shane. He did this for pretty much a year before I ever knew he made music, in fact, it wasn't until Tony played me parts of this project a few months ago. I was really impressed with the songs, as well as the passion Jason has for his music and brand, which is symbolized in the form of [^_-]. Welcome To The Robot Army is a great listen, and solid debut. - Ruby Hornet

People ask me all the time about new artists to watch in Chicago, and at the top of my list is Jason [^_-] Davis. Earlier this year we gave you his mixtape, Welcome to The Robot Army, and next week he will drop an all new project, C.A.N.B.A.P., which is introduced via "Higher". The song is soulful, funky, and aggressive as Jason spazzes on the short and sweet tip. This kid has a lot of potential, and he's definitely one to watch. Start the gazing now - Ruby Hornet


"Rider" (Single) ~ July 2009

"Bullshit" (Single) feat. M!LK & The Incomparable Tito ~ July 2009

"Welcome To The Robot Army" (LP) ~ January 2011

"Murder Machine" (Single) ~ March 2011
"Club Night" (Single) ~ March 2011

"C.A.N.B.A.P./Can A Nigga Borrow A Pencil"(EP) ~ April 2011

"Dope-A-Tron:BETA"(EP) ~ June 2011

"Spectrums Of The Mind"(LP) ~ September 2012



The Strange Tale Of Jason Davis Begins On A Rainy Fall Day At A Small Hospital In Chicago Where He Was Born. Many Questions Were Raised That Day Regarding Who His Father Was Because None Was Present At The Birth, Many Speculate Jason Was The Result Of A Genetic Experiment Using The DNA Of Some Of History's Great Chefs. After 12 Troubled Years Of Schooling Filled With Prison Like Classrooms And Ignorant Teachers Jason Escaped Into The World Of Music Which Inspired Him To Start His Bear Killing Business And Also To Become A Novice Chef. After Building His first Transforming Robot Boombox In 2009, Jason Founded SIVAD INK And The Robot Army, Which Now Terrorizes Bears, Prostitutes And Artists On A Daily Basis. With The Robot Army Behind Him, Jason's Potential Seems Limitless. All The World Can Do Is Watch And Pray The He Uses His Powers For Good.