DEF davyne (pronounced divine) is an Oregon based Hip Hop artist that is known for his verbal dexterity, gymnastic delivery, intricate rhyme schemes, and emotional storytelling. He considers himself a writer first but has been creating and performing music since the late ’90s. As a child, music was his solace and a therapeutic remedy. His earliest influences were Warren G, Jermaine Dupri, 2Pac, Twista, and Bone Thugs N Harmony.
A prolific artist, DEF davyne has independently released hundreds of songs, several mixtapes, and three full-length albums titled Scales of a Broken Libra, The Balance, and Young Lucifer. Over the past two decades, he has shared the stage with several Hip Hop legends and has performed in a variety of venues across the Northwest. His most notable performances were at the Lane County Fair, which he now does annually.
After earning his music business bachelor, he went on to earn his Master’s in the entertainment business. He graduated at the top of his class and was honored as the Valedictorian both times. When not working on music, he stays busy as the editor for Real AF Media, and a talent scout for Oregonized Talent. His music can be found on all major digital distribution channels and streaming services.