A new R&B artist by the name of Didda Joe is quickly becoming a global sensation in the music industry. Raised and born in Indianapolis, the state capital of Indiana, this singer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer knew that he was meant to be an artist at a young age. His childhood had always revolved around music, considering that both his parents are musicians. It is no surprise how he can play any musical instrument, be it a drum, piano, or bass.
Pursuing his dreams ever since he was a child, Didda Joe is motivated to let the world know about his music. This emerging singer/songwriter ushers a new wave of contemporary R&B music that is nostalgic, edgy, driving, yet soulfully smooth. More often than not, Joe is compared to the likes of D’Angelo, Musiq Soulchild, Jimi Hendrix, John Mayer, Nirvana. However, up close, his looks, voice, and music are reminiscent of the greatest R&B singer, Prince.
His strength lies in the uniqueness of his melody. If he could describe his sound, it would be a reincarnation of 90s R&B magical soul. His music brings back the sultry vocals of an emotional decade with a modern twist, enticing a whole generation with young, fresh, and sensual songs. This gave him the upper hand to emerge as a rising sensation in an industry saturated with infinite pop-cultural morass.
Continuously working on his craft, he currently collaborates with Grammy-nominated Ayo, the producer behind the successes of Cardi B, Meg Thee Stallion, Lil Wayne, and Drake. His songs have been featured in numerous entertainment platforms such as VH1’s Love and Hip Hop, and WE TV’s Growing Up Hip Hop. On top of that, he even has worked with sensation co-artists Master P, Shafiq Husayn, Columbus Short.
Joe himself writes and records the lyrics of his songs, and he is quite vocal about his creative process. His routine mainly consists of deep contemplation as he puts his thoughts into lyrics, which he finds very therapeutic. For him, writing his own lyrics adds a great deal of authenticity to his music. Words are carefully chosen to resonate with the delivery of his story. Production-wise, Joe clearly knows what he is doing. He sticks with his melody and keeps it minimal to ensure his Prince-like voice is the center of attention.
Aside from his musical ingenuity, Joe is also known for his authenticity and compassion toward other artists. He even helped pen a record for fellow Indiana native Ro James and Grammy-winning crooner Miguel. Having known success, he is always open to extend a helping hand to aspiring musicians and creatives. “I want everyone to know that they should always show just how unique they are and never be afraid to show their type of light,” he shares.
Currently, Joe is working his musical craft under renowned artists Oscar “Ofoesho” Roberts and Juvahn Victoria of JV Inc. His enchanting vocals, jazzy melody, and modern yet nostalgic beats clearly earn him the title of an R&B sensation within the contemporary music landscape.
To learn more about Didda Joe, make sure to check out his website.