Chung Lao: Dave, how are you?
Dave: I'm doing pretty good man….how are you?
Lao: Good thanks. Where did you grow up?
Dave: Well I have spent the majority of my life
in the Dc Metropolitan area but was born in Baton Rouge
Louisiana and later moved to Nashville Tennessee. My family
also lived in California, New York, and Florida. So my early
childhood I kinda spent everywhere, but I have spent my
teenage/young adult life here.
Chung Lao: Pick one word that describes you.
Chung Lao: What do you think of IndaPhatFarm.com?
Dave: I Think IndaPhatFarm.com is great!!!! I
have actually been a long time fan of the magazine, a friend
introduced me to you guys a couple of years ago and I have
been a fan ever since.
Lao: When did you realize music had become a serious
Dave: Well I recorded my first song at the age
of 10, it was a gospel rap song…..I know that God used it to
show me what he wanted me to do in life. Unfortunately
around the age of 12 I started to get distracted and I
became very insecure and ashamed, so I stopped. When I was
19 a friend of mine pushed me back into gospel hip hop and I
ended up recording my first full length album at the age of
20. Music has been my passion ever since.
Chung Lao: Tell us the story of your group, Ndelible. How
did it start?
Dave: Well after I recorded my first album, It
felt like God started to kinda rewire my brain. The way I
started to look at music and at life started to change, I
started to dig deeper in my writing. I found that I could’nt
just write the “typical Gospel” stuff any more. I started
having a strong desire to write songs that could be sung and
I started to hear more instrumental music in my head more
I was always into bands, even when I was
rapping…I always had this vision of playing guitar and
singing in a band, it was kinda like a fantasy of mine but I
did’nt know how it was going to happen. So one day someone
gave me a guitar and I just started messing around on it and
songs just started coming to me. I went to my churches
drummer (Ron b.) and a friend of mine who played guitar
(Myron Q dot Mullon) and played the songs for them. To my
surprise they really liked them and from then on the three
of us formed Ndelible.
Chung Lao: What are your long term goals with Ndelible?
Dave: I want Ndelible’s music to be heard by the
entire world. I want us to make music for as long As God
will allow us.
Lao: Who are some of your musical influences?
Dave: Um….Lauryn Hill, Third Day, Switchfoot,
Dave Matthews Band, The Roots, Dynamic Twins, P.O.D., Jonny
Lang, Tommy Simms, Jay Z, Nas, Mos Def, Fred Hammond, Tye
Tribbett, The Beatles, Foo Fighters….I have a lot….Of
Chung Lao: A lot of people would say that Christian rap is
oxymoronic? How do you respond to/address this?
Dave: I don’t believe that it is Oxymoronic at
all. If we were to say that Christian rap is Oxymoronic than
we also have to say that some of the very old Church hymns
are Oxymoronic also, since a lot of their melodies derive
from old sailor songs that were sung in bars. God is the
creator of all music, the devil perverts it since he cant
create anything. So if we take a style of music and give it
to God we are not taking something the world has and
twisting it around, we are just giving God what rightfully
Chung Lao: Where can people go to find out more about
Ndelible’s tour dates/CD information?
Lao: Name someone you admire and why.
Dave: My Father…..I admire him because of his
faith integrity and determination.
Chung Lao: List your Favorites
Um….don't really have one
Updating my I pod (kind of obsessed lol)
Countries to visit/re-visit:
I would love to visit London
This little Chinese place called Mainland
Galatians 2:21: I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if
righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
Lao: What is the first thing you notice about a person?
Dave: Their face.
Chung Lao: What is something you cannot stand in a person?
Chung Lao: What job could you absolutely not do?
Dave: A UFC MMA fighter (even though I fantasize
about it often)
Lao: Tell us about those skills in the kitchen.
Dave: LoL……I can make French toast….and I will
put anything on the skillet and just burn it until it seems
Chung Lao: What’s in your pocket right now?
Chung Lao: Define the ideal church, even if it’s not
Dave: A church where the way people look means
Lao: Are we living in the End Times?
Dave: Yes I believe we are…
Lao: Alright, the date is April 14, 1864. Ford’s theater.
You are part of an esteemed musical troupe that is
performing for the President and his family as they
celebrate the end of the Civil War. The only thing is, you
as David Miller realize that this is the night where Lincoln
is assassinated. Do you go and lie in wait for the
assassin, John Wilkes Booth, or do you let history take its
Dave: I would let history take its course!!!!! I
might tear a hole in the time space continuum!!! LoL!!!
Chung Lao: Lastly, leave us with a parting thought.
Dave: Love is the purest motivation you can
have to do anything. Peace!!!!!!
Lao: Appreciate it Dave. Next up on
is.....COMING SOON! Keep it locked in.