Some journeys in life leave deep scars, and Davon McFarlane Brown is no stranger to pain. From the streets of South Africa to the tenements of Los Angeles, this artist has a deep well of experiences to pull from when he shares his stories with the world. Those stories are equal parts heartbreaking and motivational and ultimately point others to the one true hope he’s found in his life: Jesus Christ.
Operating under the stage name Divine Davon, this East Coast Jamaica Queens artist has been creating music that has been undeniably turning heads around the world. Most recently, he wrote and recorded the single “Destiny” with his friend and fellow musician Mr. Veggatan. Currently available across all streaming platforms, it’s a song that tells his real life testimony through a sequence of experiences that show how God has delivered him from terrible situations time and time again.
“It started with the Sunday when I was shot at and the bullets just missed me,” Divine said. “That’s when I was living in New York and we were shot at in broad daylight and the bullets just missed me. When it’s not your time to go, it’s not your time to go. When God has a purpose for you, then that purpose is going to happen no matter what. At the time, none of that was real to me. I was homeless and living across the street from the church and that opened my eyes. I still
went through a lot of hard things after that and made some bad decisions, but it’s the thing that led me to my faith.”
Divine said he started really diving into music after that, studying some of the greats of Reggae music such as Bob Marley and Sizzla. He said their music led him to his faith, and with Jamaican heritage of his own, he found himself connecting with his roots through their unique lyrics and sounds. It wasn’t long before he was creating his own music, and he became passionate about using his artistry to point other people to the hope that he found.
“The ministry is in the music,” he said. “Music is the most powerful thing we have. It’s what helped the walls of Jericho fall down. We need instruments and music today because we’re in a spiritual warfare between good and evil. Music gives us that spiritual enlightenment, and education is the only way we come together before we all die. Music is the fastest way to get that across to all the people of the world.”
Divine’s sound blends raw Reggae-style Hip Hop with reality-based lyrics that have nothing to do with fairytales and imagined things. Instead, he prefers to think of his music as a vehicle for the “prophetic vision of the Most High.”
“He’s trying to show us the divinity within,” Divine said. “He wants us to be free. You can find the Spirit of God within you, and music helps to reveal that to you. That’s what I want my music to be like – to teach you that it’s OK to feel emotions and to cry sometimes.”
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