Canada has been developing a name for itself in hip-hop/rap music for quite some time. Canada has produced international superstar Drake along with one of the world’s top rap battle leagues, King of the Dot among many others individuals and entities. Working on being the next big artist to represent his home country is Ontario based rapper, Dave Mac (Dave McIntyre). Though he might be relatively unknown to those in the United States, Dave Mac has built a solid presence in Canada and on social media. For Dave, music is something that’s been part of his life since growing up. His father, Joseph McIntyre, was the former lead singer of ’70’s Canadian rock band “Yesteryear”. Dave Mac has been quite busy over the last few years both musically and personally. He dropped three mixtapes, before releasing his debut EP, Sins to largely positive reviews while pursuing a college education studying both at Loyalist College in Belleville, Ontario and Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario.
Through all the hard work he has had to endure, Dave is set on simply making his father proud . His father tragically pass during a motorcycle accident with a drunk driver and through all the pain, Dave has channelled that emotion into his music. Following the success of his EP, Turn My Back (2015), Dave is set to release his new album, Trouble on April 18th. Trouble in many ways serves as the outlet to what Dave describes as, “real-life hardships of eternal love and tragic break-ups” following a five year relationship. Trouble is a deep blend of emotions and grit. It is an unfiltered look into Dave Mac. Trouble goes through nearly every phases following a heartbreak , but make no mistake the album isn’t all about pain and hurt. There are fun tracks that will keep you jamming like “Faded” and “Trouble”. Trouble features some great collaborative efforts with some amazing talent including RoZe, Kiami and Soul.
In preparation for the release of Trouble, Dave answered a few questions for Colosseum Media in a short Q&A where he talks about the EP’s inspiration and creation.
For the U.S. fans just discovering you, who is Dave Mac as an artist and a person?
Tell us a little about your upbringing and musical influences.
What is different about, Trouble versus your past releases?
What has the journey been like in creating, Trouble?
What can we expect from, Trouble?
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