Daily Discovery: Daye Jack, a Rapper With Soul Who Gave Up Soccer to Make Music

Daily Discovery is a feature that will highlight a new or recently discovered artist that we’re excited about. See the rest of our Daily Discoveries here.


Daye Jack is 18 years old, from Atlanta, and currently enrolled at NYU. He was a talented soccer player who left Atlanta and soccer behind to make music and study computer science, and this music thing has been working out well. His sound is a blend of hip-hop and soul with a modern twist that lives comfortably in a world somewhere between alternative R&B and experimental rap.

He’ll get labeled as a rapper because he raps, but Daye Jack is capable of an array of interesting styles. Whether jazzy and laid back like “Lonely Girl,” more aggressive like “Weeping Willow,” or experimental and electronic like “Save My Soul,” there’s a crisp intensity and flourishes of melody to everything Daye Jack creates.

Check out a couple of songs below, and download his Hello World mixtape here.