“Damar was bred into the world of music.”
Born in East Orange, NJ, Damar was bred into the world of music. He strongly remembers falling in love with music very young while watching his Dad tour with Stephanie Mills. Also, his uncle toured with Whitney Houston and is currently a long standing member of the band, ‘Earth, Wind & Fire.’ Exposure to the music/entertainment industry at such a young age, Damar became fascinated with traveling and performing.
During his Middle School years, Damar attended The Newark Chorus Boys School. His foundation was solidified at this private chorus school, which focused on both academic and musical excellence. Damar was afforded priceless experiences, and unlimited opportunities to perform a diversified repertoire of music across three different continents, including renowned venues such as Carnegie Hall, The White House, and Buckingham Palace.
During his High School years, Damar continued his music education at Cicely Tyson School of Performing and Fine Arts where he had the opportunity to travel across the country performing for the likes of Tyler Perry, Oprah Winfrey and Cicely Tyson herself. While performing in the high school chorus and select ensemble, Damar was also an original member of 'G-fy-G', a high energy, urban contemporary gospel choir known for vocal excellence, movement precision, versatility and stage presence.
During his Senior year in high school, Damar eagerly took a newly adopted elective course, ‘Music Technology.’ It was inevitably when he discovered, and fell in love with the art of music production. This talented high school senior created his first beat, and decided he wanted to continue to expand his music education.
While attending William Paterson University, Damar sold his first beat. With an inner spirit of entrepreneurship, Damar energetically started his first production company, ‘ Danger Zone Entertainment.’ Throughout his college experience, Damar worked with artists such as Rotimi, Dawn Richard of Danity Kane, and other local talent, elevating him to become recognized as one of the most sought after producers in the Tri-state area, New Jersey/New York/Philadelphia.
With an extensive music education, and years of experience as a performer and musician, Damar was motivated to pursue a full-time career as a music producer. In 2012, with big dreams and immense courage, Damar made a bold decision to step out of his comfort zone. He relocated from the east to the west coast to explore the possibilities of his gifts and talents.
In Los Angeles, CA., Damar expanded his network, and his successes began to soar. While building his brand, and developing his sound on the west coast, Damar shared his musical and business skills with artists like Chrystian Lehr, Jake & Papa and many others. Damar gained notoriety with his first major film credit as music composer on Life Time's, “Aaliyah: Princess of R&B.” This film was the second highest rated tv film of 2014.
In 2015, Damar was introduced to R&B sensation Mya. Mya enlisted the musical expertise of Damar, and a host of others for her album "Smoove Jones". With collaboration of these musical talents, this project was nominated for a Grammy.
Motivated by his recent success and 'Grammy-Nominated' title addition, Damar decided to reach back to his roots of performing, rebranding himself as an R&B/Hip-Hop artist. With his first commercial release "12|12", prompting a series of annual EP releases on his birthday, Damar grew a strong fan base of music lovers. He expanded his reach by combining his progressive production and songwriting, extraordinary vocal ability and diverse musical influence.
Damar operates with the expectation of future career growth, by operating in his gifts with passion and determination to make a difference in the lives of many through music.