You may recognize me on the hook for Snoop Dogg's "Gin and Juice." I'm a singer/songwriter/music producer and I'd love to help bring your project to life.
Being born during the rise of Motown to the late great, David Ruffin, this young future R&B crooner grew up standing among Detroit's finest. He's written and sang the chorus for Mtv's & VH1's all time Top 100 Hip-Hop songs, "Gin & Juice", ranked at #8. A Hip-Hop Classic with Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg, and has worked with other stellar artists such as Kurupt, Daz, Nate Dogg, Sisqo & Jazz of DruHill, just to name a few.
He has also performed with and opened for many legendary acts including but not limited to DruHill and Shanice Wilson,
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This man defines the meaning of good music. Not only is he super creative but his singing and lyrical flow are Magnificently melodic. I believe he enhances and brings to life any project that he influences. I look forward hearing more of Mr. David Ruffin Jr.
From the seed of his father. Ruffin Jr. is magnificent !
I have had the privilege of working with him on "Running Out of Time" . Truly an inspiration and brings so much culture to the creative table.
Interview with David Ruffin Jr.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Bruno or Snoop. Snoop owes me a couple... lol
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Old school riffs and swing to my vocals. Feelings along with something to think about.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My process is pretty elementary. I sit in on a session, where they is usually a producer or a band and I write lyrics as the track is being built, the classic way. I also listen to tracks that are submitted and go with the ones that give me goosebumps!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: In the past years, highly touted music publications such as The Rolling Stone, The Source and Rap Pages have labeled me as "talented and up-and-coming"… But I credit my father, along with Joe, Usher, Anthony Hamilton and 80s crooners, Alexander O’Neal, James D-Train Williams, and the great Marvin Gaye as my major influences.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Songwriting full songs, hooks, background vocals and live performances.