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It was during his days on the college football field that Dave earned the nickname “Raider Dave.” Raider Dave as a touring artist did not conceptualize until 2009. Then soon after he exploded onto the touring scene in August of that year playing his first performances as support on tour with E-40 as part of the “40 Daze Tour. “As he began to pick up a DIY fan base, Raider Dave was asked to support MIMS (This is Why I’m Hot) as well as Juggalo act Skatterman and Snug Brim on the “Back in Session Tour” for November 2009. In mid November 2009 all the way through December 2009, Raider Dave was asked to support underground hip-hop legend “Andre Nickatina” (AKA Dre Dogg), adding a sold-out tour to Raider Dave's resume. It was during the midst of that run that Raider Dave discovered the producer Vherbal from Anno Dommini They began collaborating on new tracks beginning with “My Life” featuring Adam Jackson of Ferret Record's metal band "Twelve Tribes". These new tracks began pushing Raider Dave into a whole new direction as a performer. Raider Dave’s new direction created a unique brand of hip-hop that is heavily influenced by his touring background in the Metal scene. As he kept pushing the thresholds of cutting edge music it eventually led to Raider Dave meeting Cryptic Wisdom AKA Squarzan who began producing Raider Dave's unique brand of hybrid music. The hybrid format mixes dubstep beats that are laid out with tempo changes reminiscent in the metal-core scene complete with breakdowns. The vocal style is a mixture of hip-hop, with brutal guttural screams and crowd chants that one would associate with the punk Hardcore scene. The diversity of his music is shown by the various types artists he has supported while being on 41 consecutive sold out shows and 53 of 57 shows that sold out in the later part of 2010-2011. Raider Dave’s tours include full runs with Andre Nickatina, E-40, Hopsin, Cryptic Wisdom, Eli AKA Smoov-E and Mims while he has also shared the stage with the likes of Tech N9ne, Murs, Stevie Stone, Kriss Kalico, Cutt Kalhoun, Prof, Hollywood Undead, Hatebreed, Pennywise, Guttermouth, Unwritten Law, Rebolution, Micky Avalon, Young Buck, Big Sean, The Game, WC of Westside Connection, Dogg Pound, Killah Priest, Canibus, Glasses Malone, Stick to your Guns, Bleeding Through, Chelsea Grin, Pierce the Veil, Otep and many, many more.