Davey Asaph, better known as David McKissic, grew up in South Bend, IN raised by his mother and hip hop. His mother worked hard to raise him but Jay-Z, TI, Kanye West, and Lecrae taught him what it meant to be a man. His older cousins put him in a rap group called "Straight Fame" when he was 9 years old. They would record over old school tapes that they'd find at their aunt's house. David was nicknamed "mumbles" because he would freestyle about random things that didn’t seem to make sense. Yet it was in that moment that a desire to create was birthed.
In High school every day David would go over a friend's house and sing and rap. This grew his love for music and the desire to create music increased. Yet insecure about making music that people would like, he pushed it to the back burner until 2008, when he and some friends would form a group called "Spit Unity".
Spit Unity released 5 projects in 7 years and then split in 2015. At their last meeting, the group encouraged David to pursue a solo project as they felt he was gifted to do so. However, David wrestled with the idea of being solo for an entire year. In 2016, David finally decided to embark on a long-time dream of releasing an album as a solo artist. He wanted to share what God had done in his life and heart so he “locked-in” and held nothing back as the grind began. One year later the solo project was complete and now has been released.
“Never In My Wildest” released on June 13th, 2017. Never in my wildest debuted in the top 25 on iTunes! The album was recorded in Asaph’s home studio, Cerebro, in Indianapolis, IN. Asaph engineered the entire project with some help and advising from Zach Foty. Never In My Wildest is David’s first full-length album. The inspiration for the album came from stopping and looking back over his life and being floored by where he is now as a father, husband, and as a man. Sonically, the inspiration came from everywhere from Lecrae, Mumford & Sons, Jon Bellion, Chance The Rapper, and even Dwight from the classic show “The Office”.
Two years after "Never In My Wildest" Davey is following up with his sophomore album, "See Me Now". See Me Now will release Sept. 20th, 2019. The album was recorded at Cerebro in Indianapolis. The album was inspired by the "Back to the Future" movies. Davey set out to do two things with this album. One, help people deal with regret. Two, to help people get to tomorrow. The inspirations for this album came were the same as before yet with an added influence of Kirk Franklin.