— He is a senior at the prestigious Harvard University, he is an editor of the notorious Harvard Lampoon publication, he is a product of Southwest Houston, and he is also a talented lyricist and storyteller! His name is Damilare and he recently released his first LP, “Perfect Attendance.”
The LP is hosted by DJ FTG and DJ Mr Rogers and features a catchy regional anthem in “Texas Boys.” Other surprises include a co-sign by Houston legend, OG Ron C, and features from SUC veteran E.S.G. and buzzing artists DJ Chose, Young Von, Maxo Kream and Doughbeezy.
“Perfect Attendance” chronicles Damilare’s journey from the streets of Houston to the halls of
Harvard. Damilare raps about a wide range of things, such as getting shot when he was 16, losing friends to the streets, and getting into Harvard. Listeners will connect with Damilare’s experiences with violence, race, education, and relationships, as the project focuses on issues affecting young black males.
This project has a huge underground buzz, which began in the summer of 2012 when Damilare released his controversial documentary “Southwest Houston – The West”.
The film tells the gritty story of what is happening on the streets of the southwest side of Houston, TX, showing gang life and violence up close; In “Perfect Attendance,” Damilare continues to tell this story, but switches his medium from the camera to the microphone, delivering a message of hope.
When asked for his thoughts on the feedback to the project, Damilare had this to say: “I really appreciate all the love.
I think a lot of recent artists have opened the doors for people who don’t have the typical rap background to tell their story, and I’m just happy to continue in that tradition.”