Rap music has always been an eye-opener in terms of social norms, conformity, racism and injustice in the world and young rappers like Santan Dave have not failed to prove this by incorporating those rhymes, rhythmic speeches that leaves everyone inspired with awe.

Santan Dave is an English rapper who, through his vocal delivery, has been able to show lyrical ingenuity and a wisdom that is bigger than him.

The South London rapper paved his way to the top of the Grim scene with millions of his rap songs on YouTube, not to mention a groundbreaking collaboration with the global music kingpin that is Drake.

Santan Dave Biography, Age

Dave, also known as Santan Dave or Dave Santan was born Born 5 June 1998 in Streatham, South London. Although there is no much information about his family, one could deduce from his spat in his “Blackbox Cypher” in 2015, that he has two older brothers who currently serve long terms in Prison and that he lives with his mother.

Dave began rapping at the age of sixteen but during his childhood, his older brothers who were involved in animation, inspired him to pursue his interest in arts but after much trial, he gave up and moved to music instead, starting up as an MC.

When it comes to Santan’s education, he studied philosophy, ethics law and music in college but concurrently made his debut in the music world on the same day when he started college. His journey into music and the rap world was incidental. Situational challenges in the family marked by the state of his brothers in different prisons caused his emotional breakdown and the only way he could cope with his feelings was to socially set himself apart from people he was surrounded by at the time.


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The deeply emotional freestyle was indeed a breakthrough for Dave who saw the studio as a place where he could express himself and let everything out. It ultimately took him six years to fully pursue his music career after his hard period in life. His debut appearance was on a small platform named Street Starz and in May 2015, next was Black Box, a YouTube channel for freestyle rap.

Gradually, Dave began to see himself getting connected to the rap world, a platform where feels he could explain to people who he is and where he came from as well as his hardships. His influences include Southern hip-hop, grime as well as rapping. He also plays the piano.

 Brother(s)

Messages from most of Dave’s songs indicate that he is fond of his brothers, particularly his older brother who taught him how to draw Dragonballz characters. As a dilettante, Dave tried almost everything his brothers do. He began to rap with ease because one of his brothers is a rapper and an instrumentalist.

In an interview, Dave admitted that his brothers are the most important people in his life and that is why lots of his songs are brother-centric.

Net worth

Santan Dave’s net worth is yet to be estimated but from a look at his performances on YouTube, the young rapper could be earning much for his age. Dave’s appearance on “Black Box’’ freestyle rap Youtube channel pumped his way into the world of fame and as of today, the video has over 1.2 million views. In just a few years, Dave has developed a reputation as a versatile, passionate rapper and a prodigious talent whose skills aren’t confined to a pen, pad, and the microphone. He performed his first SB.TV “Warm Up Session” with Jamal Edwards in November 2015. This, according to Dave, was one of the biggest things that happened to him as it made him see his talent as a rapper and since then, he’s taken seriously.

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Other of his performances include Charlie Sloth’s Fire in the Booth, which was originally broadcast on BBC Radio 1Xtra in March 2016. He also appeared in festivals with his first appearance being at Bestival in August 2016 where he performed alongside AJ Tracey on a grime track Thiago Silva on the Eskimo Dance stage. This track also racked up over one million views on YouTube. Towards the end of the year, Dave made another notable performance as a part of the Red Bull Music Academy UK tour.

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Dave’s door to fame and more wealth further widened when in October 2016, Drake, the Canadian rapper, singer and record producer, stormed the U.K with a remix version of his late-summer single Wanna Know. This introduced him to over a million new fans. Making best use of this credit, Dave has remained faithful in keeping people engaged on his videos even after they listen to the Wanna Know Remix.

All through 2017, Dave left no stone unturned in making sure his fans remained thrilled with the release of non-album singles like Samantha with J Hus, Revenge, 100M’s and Tequila. The rapper has also announced that he is going on a tour. His latest project, Game Over was released in early November 2017 and it features seven songs including the title song and No Words, with the latter being a collaboration with Mostack.

Santan Dave Girlfriend

Dave currently has no girlfriend and has not shared any information about his love life left for his new song How I Met My Ex, a seven minutes song where he spits about how his relationship with his ex began and ended. The song which ultimately tells a heartbreaking confessional story about a failed relationship also serves as yet another showcase of Dave’s talent. Since its release on November 3, 2017, the song which was backed by a sparse piano instrumental has racked up over 50,000 page views.

Height and Body Measurement

The London rapper’s height is yet to be known publicly but his weight should fall around 75 KG or 165 pounds.

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