Damu the Fudgemunk (born Earl Davis) is a DJ, rapper, and producer hailing from Washington, DC.
Damu began making music when he was 17 years old and bought a Boss Dr. SP-303 sampler. As he worked, he kept saving and eventually bought himself an MPC. Being from Washington, DC gave him a taste of Southern rap. Still, he gravitated towards the East Coast-New York sound, making him a bit of an outcast.
In 2007, he released his debut album Travel at Your Own Pace. The album would receive glowing reviews due in large part to the dark jazz and soul samples. During this time he continued to build his fan base through Internet videos and live street performances. Since his debut, he’s released 22 albums and EPs.
He co-owns and operates Redefinition Records, a label that also releases his material. The 2017 release, Vignettes, finds the artist blending genres through a two-hour concept album. Whether it’s gospel and electronic music, everything is tied-in together. Damu says, “Vignettes is a true example of ‘art imitating life.’ All the commentary/music is a collection of my personal experiences and those reflections applied to music to document an honest depiction of my current perspective on life and the world we share.”