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DAVID RUFFIN JR

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Bio

Biography

 …that’s D Ruff: David Ruffin Jr., the Detroit-born son of the late Temptations singer, who’s come to California to make himself a star.
D Ruff’s friend Tony Green is Dre’s bass player and Band Leader, a world-class R&B pro.
 –   Rollingstone Magazine

David Ruffin Jr., understands the expectation that have been placed upon him!
But hopefully once his voice is heard, it might become more pleasantly apparent, that he does his best to continue the RUFFIN Soul and talent pool!

As the son of the late singer David Ruffin, the legendary former lead singer of the Temptations, there will always be comparisons to his father.
However, what many people don’t know is that David, like his Father in some respects, he has indeed, already been an influence on not only Hip-Hop, but music as a whole. “How’s that?” you might ask! Well, DRJ did in fact originally create, write and sing the chorus/hook for “Gin&Juice”, from the DoggyStyle LP released by Deathrow Records in November of 1993. A Hip Hop Classic for Dr. Dre and Snoop DRJ has also worked with other unforgettable artist such as: Chuck D, Redman, Chino XL, Devante Swing (Jodeci), TmoneyG (P-Funk All-stars), MistaPerkins, Classified (Canadian M.C.), Spyder D, Kurupt, Daz, Nate Dogg, Sisquo & Jazz of DruHill to name a few.
He has also, toured, performed with and opened for the legendary singing group,
The Dramatics and is currently preparing his first television documentary entitled “RealBloodlines”. Which chronicles the ups, downs and in between’s, of a couple dozen of his friends … that are also children of world known entertainment, acting and sports Icons. (RBL’S 1st seasons is already pinned to air on Discovery-Life in the 1st quarter of 2016, whos cast members originate from the following Bloodlines; Crosby, Rawls, Howard, Pryor, Sellers & Ruffin)

In the coming months, David is looking to launch “The Sons Of Motown” project sometime within the next 9 to 12 months as well. Several highly touted music publications such as The Rolling Stone, The Source and Rap Pages have labeled him as  “talented and upand-coming”… seems this is becoming his truth!

Curious as to how DRJ may have discovered his love and or approach to his particular style of making songs or music? He would have to credit his father along with current R&B soloist, Joe, Usher and 80’s crooners, Alexander O’Neal, James “D-Train” Williams, and the great Marvin Gaye as the major motivators and inspiration in t hat Department.
David has released a EP entitled “All My Life” (**), and more recent releases of  a song entitled “MUTHAPHUCKAWERK” (**) & “Live & U Learn (**) on Ruffin-It-Music. Even more resently, David linked up with the production team of The Indie-Pendants and Doc Ice (of Whodini & UTFO), and as of July 1st of 2015, collaborated on an equally explosive single release, entitled “HUNNIDS” , that has reached #44 on BilBoard! The fabulous Miki Howard asked David to a production in early 2015 that turned out to be a  song entitled “SOON”. Where the two of them sing back and forth to one another, with that true soul and power you could expect. You can find her LP “I Choose To Be Happy” on iTunes.

DRJ is also wrapping his LP project that he has been working on for years now: “BLOODLINE”. With his latest collaborations, one being a duet with The 2nd Diva of Soul music, the energetic Doc Ice with his new single “HUNNIDS, and a featured Hook on Chuck D & Spyder D “In case you didn’t know” it’s been an exciting year for DRJ!

One way or another, David is determined and well prepared to further elevate the
Ruffin name in the entertainment world, altogether!

When asked of his trials and tribulations in the music industry he simply states, “I’m a focused and determined artist that God has blessed with the gift of song. So, no matter how frustrating
the business of music is, was, and or will be, I’m a song-writer/singer til I die. I’m gonna sing and God willing people will continue to listen”

Well, It’s in his blood!

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