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Daddy Magic (drums)

The drummer is the heartbeat of any band and Daddy Magic is no exception. Daddy Magic is a drummer, percussionist, sculptor, and educator. Studying African percussion since his teens has given him a unique style of drumming that has been paramount in evolution of The Freaky Baby Daddies' Electric Afrobeat Rock sound.  Born and raised in Crown Heights, Brooklyn Daddy Magic grew up listening a vast array of music and rhythms from artists like Steel Pulse, A Tribe Called Quest, The Police, Sade and Babatunde Olatunji which had a profound influence on his musical development.

 

 

o.d. dash (Vocals)

The voice, visionary and spiritual glue of the band. O.D. Dash (Oosa Deji meaning "Obatala has become two") creates a vivid imagery with his clever songwriting and word play skills. His rich knowledge of hip hop and African traditions as the foundation of his storytelling abilities. Born and raised in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn Dash's humble beginnings began studying/playing percussion in Yoruba ceremonies at the age of 5. As a kid in elementary he became enamored omnipotent presence of hip hop in the 90's frequently listening to the rap stylings of Rakim, Notorious B.I.G., Big L, Brand Nubian and Black Thought to name a few.  

 

 

daddi longlegz (bass)

The pulse and backbone of the FBD collective, Daddi Longlegz passion for low frequencies started in high school where he first discovered The Red Hot Chili Peppers. After high school he honed his craft by freelancing with a number of NY local bands before finding his home with The Freaky Baby Daddies. Born in Brownsville Brooklyn, Daddi Longlegz spent most of his formative years in various parts of Brooklyn before finally settling in Coney Island. His stage name is inspired by the famous African folk character Anansi who is depicted as a spider, like Anansi, Daddi Longlegz strives to tell a story with every note that he plays.      

 

 

Jafe (Guitar)

Jafé is a multi instrumentalist singer songwriter from NYC with deep roots in Afro-Carribean culture. After founding one of NYCs most eccentric live acts, political blues/rock/reggae outfit VIVA MAYDAY, Jafé went on to open for legendary acts including Living Colour, DAS FX, Styles P and Dawn Penn. After a long hiatus, Jafé is now involved in a handful of projects - touring the world with international roots reggae star Taj Weekes, bringing the funk to the east coast with Shareef Keyes & The Groove, and has now embarked on a solo effort aimed towards empowerment and the spreading of love culture with his new band, The Royals