Rapper and songwriter Dakota Will was born in the music hotbed of Orange County, Calif., in 1990. A musical prodigy, he was classically trained on piano for six years before beginning his solo career at the age of 15.
“Music was always my only passion,” writes Will, whose love was for hip hop music and its culture from the start.
After his first semester at college, he left academics to pursue music full time.
He cites hip hop artists from the '90s and early 2000s as main influences. He has performed with many major artists in the So. Cal. area and at popular venues such as the Observatory OC, the Yost Theater, and at indie venues in Los Angeles such as the Airliner.
“Every song I write comes from an organic space,” says Dakota Will. “From the heart.”