M. Davis aka Born Strangr was born on January 23, 1989. He spent most of his childhood growing up on streets of Long Beach, CA, a white kid running the streets of the LBC had to grow up fast. B Strange was the only white boy in his whole neighborhood and, of course, a product of his environment. His luck made a turn for the better when Born was signed with one of Hollywood’s most prestigious agencies, Innovative Artist, and received a management deal from John Robert Powers. Although he was successful for a few years, being selected for lead roles in feature films with some of today’s top stars such as Jared Leto, Jake Gyllenhaal, Mary kate and Ashley Olsen, etc; his success was short lived when the terrorist attacks on 9/11 hit home with his family and he was forced to move east. Feeling beaten and discouraged, B Strange fell back into the only lifestyle he was familiar with and told himself he would never work himself to death and have nothing to show for it. He made a promise to himself and his team that if they wanted something they would buy it and if they couldn’t afford it then they would take it; period. Among other hustles that seemed rewarding at the time, his most important hustle was his music. Born, as he does with pretty much everything he strives to succeed at, overcame the competition and rose to the top. In his words, “the more successful you are means the more enemies you accumulate, the more money you got, the more problems you got.”
He has been successful at most things he’s pursued within his life thus far and has been blessed with a loving partner that continues to hold him down and a 2 yr. old daughter. He maintains the reality that his music has literally saved his life. Currently, Born Strangr is concentrating on staying independent, as long as, possible and reaching as many ears as he can without the support of a major label. He likes the idea that he has control of the content he puts out to motivate the world. Born’s debut E.P. “THE REALEST” is scheduled to be released at the end of February 2017. His following proves to be the most loyal of fans and that’s probably because of Born’s motto “one fan at a time”.
Q. Tell us about your name; Born Strangr.
Q. How did your interest in making music come about?
Q. Having experienced a bit of Hollywood before, how do you think the experience has helped you as an artist?
Q. Who are your biggest influences in music?
Q. Having experienced a few pit stops, what has motivated you to keep going?
A. My daughter and family is one of the main reasons I kept going. But to be honest…no one on the face of this Earth can tell me that music isn’t what I’m meant to do. It’s just something I know… with every fiber of my being, I KNOW I was put here to reach others through music. I’ve heard many times from my fans that they don’t know what they would’ve done if they hadn’t had my music to listen to during a hard time or a struggle in there life. My music is made to help others not have to learn lessons the hard way… like I had to. If I can reach just one person today…change one life today… I can save one life tomorrow. That’s exactly why I do what I do. I haven’t been in the music business for a while now… I’m in the business of saving lives. -B Strange