"Dripping with swagger and confidence (Ryan Jones of Flying Tides)". Dbakez was born on December 27, 1994 in Norwalk, CT. He began making music at the age of 16. Dbakez doesn’t hold himself to any one specific genre -- “I don’t like to put myself in a box”-- but tends to lean more towards rap/hip hop & rnb. He believes that life itself shapes his craft and that all of the events that he’s experienced (and have yet to experience) will continue to shape the music he makes. His ultimate goal is to become one with his listener: He wants to converse with his listeners via his music. Forming an emotional connection with his listeners is a high priority on his list, whether his listeners are hyped in the club or just “vibing” to one of his personal experiences, he just wants everyone to be on the same wavelength because in the end, common grounds lead to understanding and understanding breeds unity.