DoD.A.T. aka The Skinny
One interaction with Do D.A.T. and you\'ll quickly figure out that he\'s not the average artist coming out of the Bay Area\'s music scene. Listening to a few songs will leave you with the understanding that this is an artist with a passion for making quality music. Do D.A.T. is all smiles. If you were one the bay area\'s most promising young personalities, you\'d be smiling too.
As a member of one the most high energy performance hip hop group, The Attik, he\'s had the honor of opening up shows for many of hip hop\'s founding alumni & outstanding scholars. D.A.T. has had the Privilege of sharing the stage with artists such as KRS One, Little Brother, Guru, Ise Lyfe, The Team, Zion I, Mistah F.A.B., Aceyalone, Mystic, Clide Carson, E40, Crown City Rockers and Dead Prez.He has performed at venues throughout California, across the country to the East Coast, and a brief tour down to Puerto Rico.
This is an artist who stays true to his heart as well as, Hip-hop, the Bay Area, and his community. As an educator for up and coming Bay Area artist at B.A.V.C- D.A.T. has inspired and encouraged the up coming generation to be more than just emcees and singers. His advice to the youth is simple. Be a proactive artist in the approach you take to creating, promoting, and consuming music. D.A.T. has lead creative writing & social justice workshops for almost every major high school in the Oakland/San Francisco Bay area. He\'s also been a featured speaker at several conferences across the nation.
Hosting some of the more popular parties in the Bay Area with Dj Sake One along side Fran Boogie has allowed him to keep his finger on the pulse of the current music scene. Emceeing local fundraisers, award ceremonies for disabled youth, poetry slams, and open mic hip hop shows, has allowed him to stay in tuned with the local community and music culture.
Many people believe that hip hop is dead. Do D.A.T. is evidence that hip hop is not extinct, but that Hip hop has evolved.
Listen to his music and decide for yourself.