Last week, DMV’s next up rapper & singer-songwriter, Dayon Greene shared the video for ‘Big Steppa’ off his 2020 debut album “Me.” Inspired by his love for soccer, the visual pays homage to the game—if you not playing to win/what you playing fo’?—but much could be said off the field. Where power and precision collide, Greene intricately weaves parallels from the sport to his experience as an artist. On the cusp of stardom, the DMV artist demonstrates what staying the course gets you.
When Greene said, I been a big steppa ever since I was a lil youngin’/I been staying low grinding working on my craft/success the sweetest revenge, he was outlining his journey starting from childhood to doing the work and now reaping the benefits thereof. The rapper is jam packed with stories and sounds that dance effortlessly on any beat, which we get from the rest of the album.
“Me” was Greene’s first full-length album and it featured a handful of artists including DMV natives, O-Slice on ‘Commas’ and The Kount on ‘We Can Make It.’ Overall, the album serves as a perfect example of what Greene is sonically capable of as an artist. He’s versatile and extremely talented the way he seamlessly blends hip-hop, funk, and R&B, all in one. For years, Greene has been steadily building his reputation as a crowd-pleasing showman and we continue to see that even in the visual for ‘Big Steppa.’
You can listen to the album, “Me,” here and be sure to stay tuned for more from Dayon Greene.