Dave Skillz (David Boyd) was born in Atlanta, Georgia and raised on the Northside of Atlanta. He began writing music at the age of 13. As Skillz practiced perfecting his craft he learned the importance of using original instrumentals. Producers were pricing beats that weren’t in his budget, so at the age of 16 Skillz started making his own beats. During this period Skillz was also working two jobs to pay for studio time. At 22, he joined the U.S. Navy, and while serving he saved enough money to buy and build his own home studio. Skillz began to record his self with a professional sound quality, which helped him, stand out from local competition.
In 2014 Dave Skillz has partnered with long-time friend Corey Cooper to form their independent music label Infamous Sound Music Line. In 2015 Skillz attended the Art Institute of Los Angeles for audio engineering.
In 2016 he released his project MULA (Money Under Loyalty Always) which features single Boyz Wit Da Bank produced by Atlanta producer DJ Plugg that garnished him tons of attention from DJs.
He moved back to Atlanta in 2017 and attended the Art Institute of Atlanta to finish out his bachelor’s degree for audio engineering. During this time he connected with Atlanta’s very own TampaMystic CEO of Mystic Entertainment and The Grynd Report Media Group.
He soon re-released his song Runnin’ Loose produced by Atlanta super producers Nard & B that gained him more notoriety through Atlanta’s local music scene.