By : Kim Coco
Introduce yourself to our readers, let them know your name, where you’re from & what you’re known for.
My Name is Live Like Davis and I’m from Brooklyn NY. I’m known for making music and Viral content .I’m also the artist behind the new single “JACKET”
You first went viral on Vine having almost 2 million followers but then in 2013 you took the music world by storm when you went viral with your song “All That Matters”. What was the reaction of your fans when you crossed over to music? Did you the Vine fans follow you over?
Yes, a lot of my Vine fans followed me from Vine over to Instagram but the Vine shut down so quickly that I wasn’t able to get all of them to follow me over there in time. But yeah, most of them stayed with me and followed along as I started this journey. They’re loyal.
Where did the name LiveLikeDavis come from? Is Davis a persona? If so what’s the difference between him & the real you.
Live Like Davis came from my mom. She definitely made up that stage name when I was younger. And no, there isn’t any difference between LiveLikeDavis and the real me. I am the same exact person.
The thing that really makes you the wildcard in the music industry is that you live in the future. You’re just here visiting us from the year 3020. Why did you travel back in time and what can you teach those of us about the present since you’ve already been here before?
Oh Wow, I like that Question Coco. I like that question! That question blew me away! But WOW, one thing I would teach you is to be adamant with what you want and to really trust your vision. Be authentic. That’s why I had to come back again because I trusted my vision 1000 years ago so I had to come back to today. Because I Really set that bar high.
Tell our readers what has been your most viral moment or talked about moment to date?
A: My Most viral moment, I would have to say is, when Cardi B posted me on her Instagram. I went viral on every single social media platform. I put out a video on me dancing in the snow to Bruno Mars and Cardi B’s song “Finesse”. It was snowing and I had a big suit jacket on with no other clothes under it. Just In the snow, dancing and it went SUPER viral.
Your new single Jacket was just released and already has become a massive TikTok Sensation. Your records seem to always give off good energy. Like an upbeat, fun, vibe But You don’t ever reveal your emotions through your lyrics. Or do you?
Yeah, I like to keep those kinds of things private. I don’t like to wear what I’m going through on my face or give off that type of energy. I mean, I know everyone goes through their own stuff and in their own way but as an artist I like to keep my music fun and be THE mood. I like to set that kind of vibe. Because energy is contagious.
If you were given the opportunity to collaborate on a song with any artist, dead or alive who would it be and why.
I would have to say, hmmm just one? I would have to say…It would be either: Kanye West, Lil Uzi or Andre 3000. Andre is the actual GOAT though.
Do you remember where you were and what you were doing the first time you ever heard your song played on the radio?
Yeah! I most definitely do. I was at my parents’ house, in the driveway, just sitting in my mom’s car. I was listening to the radio and Peter Rosenberg from Hot 97 played my song “Someone Else”. That was the first time I was ever on the radio. I’ll never forget that moment. It was in 2018. What a crazy feeling.
You’re one of the fashion rebels in the music industry. Your style is very much your own. You’ve even become a Fashion Nova partner? How would you describe your fashion style in 3 words
A: Just 3 words? Hmmm, let me think about this one. This one is really good.
Sum up the Current state of Hip Hop in only 1 word.
I would have to say- Experimental
Being that you’re from the future, can you please tell us…. when are we allowed to GO BACK OUTSIDE?!
A (LAUGHS) Don’t worry. Don’t worry. You’ll be back out in June. Of this year. One more month. I put my money on it.
Tell our readers 3 fun facts about you that we would never know otherwise.
1. That I’m antisocial
2. No one really knows just how much I LOVE pizza.
3. No one really knows that I’m allergic to seafood.
You’re from Brooklyn, New York, which is the pizza capital of the world. So, you have to tell us. Who has the best pizza in NYC?
Laughs. Oh my God! You had to know that. You had to! That’s really crazy that you asked that. Wow. I would say, and I don’t want to sound generic but I Love- JOE’S Pizza in Westport. You really didn’t know that?
Coco: Swear ! (I REALLY did not know that)
Who are your TOP 5 Artists of ALL Time?
1. Lauryn Hill
2. Jay Z
3. Kayne West
4. Andre 3000
5. And last but not least… I’m gonna have to give it to Beyonce. Beyonce is just, she’s the GOAT
What is one thing that fame has taught you , that money cannot buy?
Hmmmmm, that’s a really good question. I would have to say INFLUENCE. You cannot buy influence. Influence is authentic.
If you weren’t making music what would Live Like Davis be doing?
You know what’s funny? I was just having this conservation with my girlfriend. If I wasn’t making music I would want to be a physical therapist. As crazy as it sounds. I’m really good at giving massages.
Your fans are DIE HARD. What has been your craziest fan moment yet?
My craziest fan moment has to be when I went to Atlanta for a meet and greet. It was about 2 hours before the event and we were at the hotel. Somehow, a group of fans found out what room I was in at the hotel and they just showed up there. At first I was like WHOA. But then I figured since they went THAT FAR to me and actually did, I would do a personal meet and greet just with them first, before I went to the actual event. I was kind of like Where’s Waldo. They found me!
So Davis , Being that you are from the future and you’re back here now, which do you prefer?
I prefer the future. It’s less drama. There’s less clout. People in the present are so worried about what’s going to happen next that they forget they are living their best moments now. Enjoy the now.
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New Single: “ JACKET “ Available Now for download on the following platforms
Official Music Platforms – SoundCloud/TIDAL/ GooglePlay/ Amazon Music/ Itunes/ Spotify/ Apple Music/ YouTube Music/ iheartRadio/Shazam/TikTok/ Deezer PlayMusic- @LiveLikeDavis