Davis James was Born in Boise, Idaho and grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He fell in love with music when he got his first iPod mini at 9 years old. At an early age Davis really resonated with the punk rock genre, influences including Green Day, Blink 182, P!nk, and Arctic monkeys.
In middle school Davis was turned on to hip-hop. His favorite songs early on were Walk it Out by DJ UNK, This Is Why I’m Hot - MIMS. Lose yourself - Eminem. These were important songs in his journey through music.
At the age of 12 Davis had a burning desire to become a rock star - like Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day. He got a fender electric guitar for his birthday & took guitar lessons for months. Davis James found out quickly he hated learning an instrument, but knew he still wanted to be on stage in some way shape or form.
A few short years later, his freshmen year of high school, an inspired thought came to Davis that he could become a “rapper”. That dream never left his mind.
His first album, Great Expectations Vol. 1, charted on iTunes and has been played in 90 countries this far.
Yung Xander is the passionate project of New York City based music producer Alex Collins, who after being inspired by the revitalization of emo music through emo rap in the late 2010s, decided to dive back into the nostalgic sounds of pop punk and rework them with elements of hip hop, trap, alternative, and pop for a current audience.
Xander started producing hip-hop at the age of 15 which quickly became a passionate and career ambition. After college, Xander became the understudy of several music industry legends in New York while writing the first couple tracks in the yung xander discography.
In April of 2019, Xander released the track “Nice” on Spotify, gaining him his first hint at recognition. In June of 2020, he released his debut mixtape “What Went Wrong”.