DB2 is a recent graduate of the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU. Composer, producer, engineer, and artist are just some of the hats that DB2 likes to wear. Born in Queens, and raised in the Dominican Republic, DB2 picked up his first instrument, the piano, at age 11. DB2 started playing music in local churches, cultural centers, and school choirs.
While writing, recording, producing, and performing with many up-and-coming artists around town, DB2 captured the attention of Swizz Beatz, and had an opportunity to talk music with him in person for a special feature by The New York Daily News. DB2 joined forces with emerging hip-hop artist Najee The 1 and collaborated on a new and buzz-worthy project called Settle For Greatness EP. The creative process behind the production of the album was profiled by The New York Times, during a recording session in one of Converse’s Rubber Tracks studios, and by Jay-Z’s lifestyle blog Life + Times, during a live string-quartet session at NYU.