SCUGOG: At 26 years of age, local artist Dave McIntyre, better known by his stage name Dave Mac, is making big strides in the world of rap music.
His second album Trouble is set to be released on Monday, April 18, featuring eight professional music videos. He told The Standard that one of those was filmed while he was on vacation in Jamaica.
"I did it for travel and pleasure. I took my girlfriend Sam as her Christmas gift and then when I was out there, I knew the contacts so I set it up to film a video down there,” he said. “I had well known rapper Beenie Man help out with the video."
Mr. McIntryre said that this album focuses on his experience with an ex fiancée, adding that there is an even split of positive and negative songs.
His album is available for pre-order on ITunes, Spotify and Apple Music and Mr. McIntyre said that there will be a giveaway for those who pre-order.
He also recently did a video with Canadian puppet personality Ed the Sock in September of 2015.
"It came to me as an idea because I did a song for a company called Booster Juice, so I was doing jingles for companies and I was thinking 'who is a big time Canadian icon from television that I could do a tribute song for?”, he said. “It just popped in my head. I reached out to Ed the Sock through his Facebook page and sent him the lyrics and the ideas I had for the video and next thing you know he is meeting me at a warehouse in Scarborough and we're filming the video and he was happy that I did the tribute for him."
He also added that working with Ed the Sock was an “exciting and mindblowing” experience for him.
Mr. McIntyre grew up, and currently resides in Port Perry. At seven years-old, his life was changed forever when his father, Joseph McIntyre, was killed by a drunk driver. His father was a member of the seventies rock band Yesteryear. However, from tragedy, Mr. McIntyre tries to find motivation.
“The music definitely helps. I feel he sees all of the things I have accomplished so far, so it keeps me kind of going to know that he is watching over me and pointing me in the right directions and I think he would be proud,” he said.
For those who would like to hear some of his music before downloading, you can listen to it on Youtube or reverbnation.com