Dax, whose real name is Daniel Nwosu Jr., is a Nigerian-Canadian hip hop artist and YouTuber.
DAX was a talented basketball player growing up. He was named MVP at Sunrise Christian Academy during his senior season and later played for Casper College before heading to the University of Montana and eventually transferring to Newman University, Wichita, where he led the Heartland Conference in scoring with a 18.6 scoring average. He worked as a part-time janitor to help put himself through college.
Before getting into music Dax was delivering spoken word poetry and motivational speeches. He narrowly survived a situation where his car blew up at a McDonalds drive-through.
Before graduating at Newman, Dax made a short music video of him rapping about Newman’s basketball team over a remix of Foster the People’s hit song “Pumped Up Kicks.” He released early songs like “Black In America”, “Hilly Hilly Hilly Clinton”, “The Basketball Song”, “My President Bad And Boujee”, but he didn’t really hit the limelight until February of 2017 when he rapped alongside Bhad Bhabie on “Cash Me Outside”.
He dropped some diss tracks towards RiceGum and Jake Paul and even Tory Lanez. At one point he was even set up to fight fellow YouTuber KSI in a boxing match. He’s shared that he has his sights set on a major label:
“I want to be signed. I want to be a major label artist. I want to be at the Met Gala and fucking Grammys. I don’t want to chill in mediocrity. I’m going to get money regardless, but I need my impact on the world to be as big as it can.”