Adrienne Mack-Davis: All For The Love
Adrienne Mack-Davis, a classically trained vocalist from Rochester NY, is an artist in the truest sense of the word. As explained on her website’s Manifesto page, “she believes that the superficial pedestal of fame needs an evolutionary kick in the ass.” While in person she at times seems reserved and pensive, much more comfortable as a fly on the wall, on stage, Adrienne lets her emotions flow through to her audience with the greatest of ease and fullest sincerity.
With a degree in music/studio composition from SUNY Purchase College, where her band, True Theory gained a campus-wide following, Adrienne has spent the last few years working with a variety of artists, emcees, DJs, writers and producers on a portfolio of various projects. Her most recent collaborative effort was with the likes of Brooklyn’s own Spills Beats, who produced all but one track on Ms. Mack-Davis’ latest Fighting For Futures For The Love. Now, an official artist of Fighting for Futures, she is able to bring her vision of empowerment and expression to a new network of fan, reaching a far greater number of people in need of inspiration and positive energy, all while delivering music that touches the soul and frees the spirit.
IXiiV talked with Ms. Mack-Davis recently to get inside her thoughts and learn how she sees the changing landscape of today’s music industry.
What’s your mission?
My mission is to be an independently sustained artist.
How would you describe your sound?
What inspires you?
What’s playing on your iPod right now?
What’s been your biggest sacrifice for your craft?
Having to get outside of the box of me, it’s not about me, it’s a bigger purpose.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received about achieving your goals?
Stay in my truth.
What’s the worst criticism you have ever received and how did you react?
That I could be a bit more personable LOL.
If you could wish one thing for yourself right now, what would it be?
To fully integrate my highest self with my ego self.
“After all of the ups and downs I’ve experienced while trying to live my dream, I am most thankful for the people.”
Tell us about your best “Damn the Man” experience.
Finding out Snookie got paid $32,000.00 to speak at Rutgers University, what a waste, damn the man!
Where would you like to see yourself in 5 years?
Further than I am now.
What’s your next project and why is it important to you?
I’ll be joining the Bring it Back Tour for one month this summer, hitting up seven cities as an official Fighting For Futures artist on the Bring it Back Stage on Vans Warped Tour 2011. It’s important because it melds together all elements of hip-hop, as well as service to the community, and it’s my first tour!!!
What’s one thing you want people to remember you for?
What advice would you offer others trying to do the same thing?
Don’t ever stop trying, stay proactive, focus on the positive.
What would you change about the music industry?
What needs to change is artist attitude. We need to advocate for ourselves. The industry needs us, we don’t need the industry, and to rock that perspective would be dope to see. I sense change in the air. We need to empower ourselves in turn, forcing the corporate honchos to invest in what is right, good and fair… really it’s all vanity and ego that get in the way. Artists are role models, model citizens. These powers need to be fully developed, the industry needs to truly develop their artists, not with more interviews and press and million dollar “advances” aka loans and illusion, but through thorough, holistic development, nutritional and life coaching. Creative expression needs to be nourished, not spoiled or indulged. We are up there changing the world; we need to be facing ourselves.
How can people get in touch with you?