Daye Jack

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Daye Jack
Daye Jack Warner Bros.jpg
Background information
Born (1996-02-01) February 1, 1996 (age 23)
Port Harcourt, Nigeria
OriginAtlanta, Georgia
GenresHip Hop, Rap
LabelsWarner Bros. Records

Daye Jack is a Nigerian-American hip hop artist from Atlanta, Georgia. He is best known for his single "Hands Up" featuring Killer Mike which peaked at #14 on the Billboard Twitter Emerging Artists chart.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Jack was born in Port Harcourt, the capital and largest city of Rivers State, Nigeria 1 February 1996.[2] He grew up in Atlanta.[3] His father was originally from Nigeria but grew up in California.[3] His father later returned to Nigeria to marry Jack's mother and then moved back to Atlanta.[3] Jack got involved in programming while in high school and went on to attend New York University.[3] It was during his time at NYU that he began his music career.[3]


Jack released his first mixtape, Hello World, at the age of 18 while attending NYU.[3] He released it on SoundCloud and was soon contacted by numerous blogs who asked him to submit new music.[4] Jack was contacted by producer Mike Elizondo and he flew to Los Angeles to perform some demos, eventually leading to a contract with Warner Bros. Records.[4] In 2015 he released the EP Soul Glitch under the Warner Bros. label.[5]

After the release of Soul Glitch, Jack collaborated with Killer Mike in 2015 for the release of the single Hands Up.[6] The video was released exclusively on Billboard which called it "emotionally charged" with a "powerful message of solidarity."[7] The video was released on the first day of Black History Month in 2016[7] and the song peaked at #14 on the Billboard Twitter Emerging Artists chart.[1]

In addition to his collaboration with Killer Mike, Jack has worked with numerous other artists.[8] In 2015 he was featured on the song Expensive from Tori Kelly's album Unbreakable Smile.[6] Jack also sang background vocals for Ariana Grande's 2016 album Dangerous Woman.[8] In early 2016, Jack toured nationally with Pell on the Only In Your Dreams tour,[6] and also toured with Lukas Graham.[8][9]

Jack released his first full length project No Data in March 2017.[10]

Musical style[edit]

Jack attributes his musical style to his family background and has been described as a "hip-hop singer."[3] He describes himself as making experimental hip-hop with rapping, singing, and speaking all being part of it.[3] Jack cites some of his influencers as being André 3000 and 50 Cent.[3]



Title Album details
No Data


List of extended plays
Title Album details
Soul Glitch


List of mixtapes
Title Album details
Hello World
  • Released: 2014
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download

As a lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
Billboard Twitter Emerging Artists[1]
Raw 2016 Non-album single
Finish Line
Hands Up (featuring Killer Mike) 14


  1. ^ a b c "Daye Jack chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  2. ^ Syra Aburto (21 October 2016). "Daye Jack Is A Millennial Rapper With The Drive Of Steve Jobs". Nylon. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i Mahadevan, Tara (25 September 2014). "Meet Daye Jack, the NYU Student Whose Experimental Hip-Hop Will Make You Swoon". Village Voice. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  4. ^ a b Garret, Ural (12 April 2016). "Daye Jack Is The Internet's Next Underdog". Hip Hop DX. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Daye Jack - Soul Glitch". DJ Booth. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  6. ^ a b c Kramer, Sean (1 February 2016). "Watch: Daye Jack - "Hands Up" Feat. Killer Mike". LA Music Blog. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  7. ^ a b Platon, Adelle (1 February 2016). "Daye Jack Delivers Powerful 'Hands Up' Video Feat. Killer Mike: Premiere". Billboard. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  8. ^ a b c "Daye Jack Gets Raw in New Song Apple Music's Juno Film". Broadway World. 1 July 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  9. ^ Crates, Jake (12 April 2016). "Warner Bros. Signed Daye Jack Hits The Road With New Visual". All Hip Hop. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  10. ^ "Daye Jack Drops 'No Data' Album - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved 14 May 2017.

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