We don’t make art to make money. We make money to make art.
With persistence and diligence Damon Jamal Taylor aka "Dame Drummer" is making his way in the music industry. His musical contributions have reached people all over the world. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and since moving to Oakland, California he has toured and worked with a long list of artists including Martin Luther, Aisha Fukushima, DâM Funk, Zion-I, Kev Choice, Grammy Nominated: Los Rakas, Prince protege and Soul-Train Award winner Liv Warfield and 3x Grammy Award winner Fantastic Negrito. In 2019 Dame released his second self-produced full length album entitled "Loveolution" and in June of 2020 released “Aye Yai Yai”, his third self-produced album. Dame is currently working on his first documentary entitled “Black Daddy: The Movie”, a triumphant docu-musical about black fatherhood in America. Dame Drummer’s music and storytelling journeys into the world of the people he identifies with the most: The American Descendants of Stolen People.
WINNER! Best Feature Film
Black Daddy The Movie
Black Feedback Festival
Los Angeles
2022
Best Documentary
Black Daddy The Movie
Queens Underground Film Festival
Queens
2022
WINNER! (Best Musical Film)
Black Daddy The Movie
PARAI MUSICAL INTERNATIONAL AWARDS
Chennai
2022
WINNER! (Best Documentary)
Black Daddy The Movie
Royal Society of Television & Motion Picture Awards
West Bengal
2022
WINNER! (Best Documentary)
Black Daddy The Movie
World Film Carnival
Singapore
2022
WINNER! (Best Documentary)
Black Daddy The Movie
Black Art and Film Festival
Tampa
2022
WINNER! (Best Documentary)
Black Daddy The Movie
Black Swan Film Festival
Kolkata
2022
College
California University of PA
19992002
High School
Cleveland Heights High School
19921995
We don’t make art to make money. We make money to make art.
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