David Dallas

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David Dallas
Birth name David Keith Dallas
Origin Papatoetoe, Auckland, New Zealand
Genres Hip hop
Labels Dirty Records, Duck Down Music Inc.
Website www.daviddallas.co.nz

David Dallas is a New Zealand hip hop artist of Samoan/NZ European descent.

Early career[edit]

David Dallas began his rapping career as a part of duo Frontline, a producer and MC group along with producer Nick Maclaren. Frontline released their official debut album 'Borrowed Time', in October 2005. The album won the award for 'Best Urban Album' at the 2006 New Zealand Music Awards.

Career[edit]

His debut solo album, Something Awesome, was released on 31 August 2009.[1] it reached #1 on New Zealand's iTunes chart. Something Awesome was awarded Best Urban/Hip Hop album at the 2010 New Zealand Music Awards on 7 October 2010 and was shortlisted for the inaugural Taite Music Prize in 2010.

His second studio album, The Rose Tint, was initially a free release via his website on 11 May 2011, it was downloaded more than 50,000 times. A deluxe physical edition was released in NZ in October 2011 and was New Zealand's highest selling hip hop album that year. The Rose Tint was nominated for 3 New Zealand Music Awards and also shortlisted for the Taite Prize in 2012.[2][3]

Dallas wrote and performed the theme music for Samoan Wrestlers The Usos "So Close Now", which was released on iTunes by 31 October 2011 (Halloween) as part of the WWE Music Group.

In September 2012, David released the "Buffalo Man" EP as a free download, with all songs inspired by, sampled or interpolated from Jamiroquai.[4]

Dallas' 2013 single "Runnin'" has been used in the trailer for the video game Madden 25 and also features in the video game FIFA 14.[5]

On October 2013, Dallas' third studio album Falling Into Place was released in New Zealand. It debuted at #2 in the New Zealand album chart.

Dallas will support Eminem at his first New Zealand show in February 2014 at Western Springs' 'Rapture' event.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Details Peak chart
positions
NZ[6]
2009 Something Awesome 20
2011 The Rose Tint 3
2013 Falling Into Place 2
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

EPs[edit]

Year Title Details Peak chart
positions
NZ[6]
2008 Something Now
  • Released: 13 September 2008
  • Label: Dirty Management
2012 Buffalo Man
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
NZ[6]
2008 "Get Out the Way" Non-album single
"Get Out the Way (Remix)" Non-album single
2009 "Big Time" Something Awesome
"Indulge Me" (feat. Devolo) 34
"I Get the Feelin" (feat. Niko)
2011 "Take a Picture" The Rose Tint
2012 "Pay Off" Non-album single
2013 "Don't Want The World" Buffalo Man
"My Mentality" (feat. Freddie Gibbs) Falling Into Place
"Runnin'" 7
  • NZ: Platinum[7]
"The Wire" (feat. Ruby Frost) 11
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2010 David Dallas — Something Awesome Taite Music Prize Shortlisted [9]
2010 David Dallas — Something Awesome 2010 New Zealand Music Awards — Best Urban/Hip Hop Album Won [10]
2011 David Dallas — The Rose Tint 2011 New Zealand Music Awards — Album of the Year Nominated [11]
2011 David Dallas — The Rose Tint 2011 New Zealand Music Awards — Best Male Solo Artist Nominated [11]
2011 David Dallas — The Rose Tint 2011 New Zealand Music Awards — Best Urban/Hip Hop Album Nominated [11]
2010 David Dallas — The Rose Tint Taite Music Prize Shortlisted [9]
2012 David Dallas — The Rose Tint 2012 Pacific Music Awards — Best Pacific Male Artist Won [12]
2012 David Dallas — The Rose Tint 2012 Pacific Music Awards — Best Pacific Urban Artist Nominated [12]
2012 David Dallas — "Take A Picture" (D Dallas/A Iustini/J Iustini/T Rowlands/E Simons) 2012 Pacific Music AwardsAPRA Best Pacific Song Nominated [12]
2012 David Dallas — The Rose Tint 2012 Pacific Music Awards — Best Pacific Music Album (Tui Award) Nominated [12]
2012 Special Problems — "Take a Picture" (David Dallas) 2012 New Zealand Music Awards — Best Music Video Nominated [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Zealand Rapper David Dallas Signs To Duck Down Records". 
  2. ^ "Taite Music Prize 2010". IMNZ. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Taite Music Prize 2012". IMNZ. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "David Dallas reveals strange inspiration for new EP". New Zealand Herald. 27 September 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "David Dallas featured on Madden Trailer SAS crew". 
  6. ^ a b c "DAVID DALLAS IN NEW ZEALAND CHARTS". Charts.org.nz. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "18 NOVEMBER 2013". Official NZ Music Charts. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "10 FEBRUARY 2014". The Official NZ Music Charts. Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "Taite Music Prize". Taite Music Prize. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  10. ^ http://www.nzmusicawards.co.nz/2010/10/07/2010-vnzma-winners/%7Caccessdate=18 October 2013
  11. ^ a b c "2011 Winners". NZ Music Awards. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  12. ^ a b c d "2012 Finalists & Winners". Pacific Music Awards. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  13. ^ "VNZMA Winners 2012". NZ Music Awards. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 

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