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Dae Dae
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Dae Dae at Venice 2016
Background information
Marquavis Goolsby
Born (1992-07-29) July 29, 1992 (age 26)
Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Marquavis Goolsby[1] (born July 29, 1992), better known by his stage name Dae Dae, is an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia. He is known for his debut single "Wat U Mean (Aye, Aye, Aye)."

Early life

Dae Dae grew up in Atlanta's Boulevard Fourth Ward. He found early interest in music at about 8 years old, when his estranged father, John Burton, bought him Bow Wow and Lil Romeo CDs. At age fourteen, Dae Dae dropped out of school and became a father for the first time. Still interested in music and rapping, Dae Dae's father converted a room in their home to a recording studio for him. Shortly after, police arrested his father for having drugs in the home, and confiscated the studio equipment when his father was unable to provide receipts for their purchase.[2] Left with nothing, Dae Dae quickly got a job doing concrete and flooring work, saving all of his earned money to record at a local studio and participate in weekly open mic nights. He eventually met his manager Anthem, who knew Atlanta based producer Nitti, and was offered a record deal from Nitti Beatz Recordings.



Dae Dae released his first single, "Wat U Mean (Aye, Aye, Aye)" in 2015.[3] He wrote the song while at work, freestyling lines in his head and writing them in his iPhone before calling his producer and recording the song later that day.[4] After signing with 300 Entertainment in 2016,[5] Dae Dae released a mixtape titled 4 Reasons, which features cameos from artists such as Rich Homie Quan. In February 2016, Dae Dae released the single "Spend It", which was later remixed by Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz. The song was produced by Young Trill Beatz.[6] A music video for "Spend It" was released in November 2016.[7] Dae Dae joined Young Thug's May 2016 Hi-Tunes tour throughout the United States along with TM88 and Rich The Kid.[8] An official remix of "Wat U Mean" featuring Lil Yachty was released in July 2016.[9] Dae Dae's third single "Dej Loaf" was released in August 2016.[10] In January 2017, he released the single "Dem Days" and was named one of FACT Magazine's 10 Rappers to Watch in 2017.[11][12]

Success of "Wat U Mean"

The popularity of Dae Dae's "Wat U Mean" had been steadily increasing since its 2015 release, especially after being remixed by Young Dro.[13] The song was the top song discovered via Shazam in Atlanta in early 2016.[14] In May 2016, a video of a dancer named Matthew King dancing to the song went viral via Twitter, further increasing its exposure and popularity.[15] During the week of June 11, 2016, it was featured on Billboard's Twitter Emerging Artists chart at #24.[16] He performed the song live at the 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards.[17]




As lead artist

List of singles, with showing year released, peak chart positions and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
"Wat U Mean (Aye, Aye, Aye)" 2016 66 20 14 4 Reasons
"Spend It"[20] --[A] --[B] -- TBA
"Dej Loaf"[23] -- -- --
"Spend It" (Remix)
(featuring Young Thug and Young M.A)[24]
-- -- -- N/A


  1. ^ "Spend It" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 13 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[21]
  2. ^ "Spend It" did not enter the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number two on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart.[22]


  1. ^ "ACE Repertory". ASCAP. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "Dae Dae | Music Videos | baeblemusic". baeblemusic.com. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ a b Weinstein, Max. "Young Dro Hops on Dae Dae's Atlanta Summer Anthem". XXL Mag. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ Tran, Michelle. "Dae Dae talks Portland Green, Family, and Going viral". We Out Here Magazine (WOHM). Archived from the original on 20 September 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ "Dae Dae - Biography | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ Walker, Angus. "Dae Dae - Spend It (Remix) Feat. 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne | Stream [New Song]". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 2016.
  7. ^ "Dae Dae - Spend It [Official Music Video]". 1 November 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  8. ^ Ivey, Justin. "Dae Dae Releases '4 Reasons' Mixtape - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved 2016.
  9. ^ Lilah, Rose. "Dae Dae - What U Mean (Remix) Feat. Lil Yachty | Stream [New Song]". Hot New Hip Hop. Retrieved 2016.
  10. ^ "Dej Loaf - Single by Dae Dae on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2016.
  11. ^ C.M., Emmanuel. "Dae Dae Remembers Hard Times on". XXL Mag. Retrieved 2017.
  12. ^ Kelly, Chris; Twells, John. "10 rappers to watch in 2017". FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music. Retrieved 2017.
  13. ^ "The Break Presents: Dae Dae - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved 2016.
  14. ^ Frydenlund, Zach. "This Viral Video Is About to Make Dae Dae's "What U Mean" the Next Big Song From Atlanta". Complex. Retrieved 2016.
  15. ^ Watson, Elijah (17 May 2016). "Viral dancing Uber driver isn't really an Uber driver, but so what?". The Daily Dot. Retrieved 2016.
  16. ^ "Billboard Twitter Emerging Artists | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 2016.
  17. ^ Weinstein, Max. "Lil Yachty, D.R.A.M. and Dae Dae Perform at 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved 2016.
  18. ^ Schwartz, Danny. "Dae Dae & London On Da Track - The DefAnition | Download & Listen [New Mixtape]". Hot New Hip Hop. Retrieved 2016.
  19. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/7361605/dae-dae/chart?f=379
  20. ^ "Spend It - Single by Dae Dae on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2016.
  21. ^ "Dae Dae - Chart history (Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles)". Billboard. Retrieved 2017.
  22. ^ "Dae Dae - Chart history (Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles)". Billboard. Retrieved 2017.
  23. ^ "Dej Loaf - Single by Dae Dae on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2016.
  24. ^ "Spend It (feat. Young Thug & Young M.A) [Remix] - Single by Dae Dae on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2016.

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