Rarely does lightning strike in the same place twice. But in the case of New Orleans' super, swooning crooner RANTZ DAVIS, that’s exactly what happened. Lightning struck once in the New Orleans neighborhood of Hollygrove and gave the world Lil Wayne. Now, fifteen years later from that same Hollygrove block, New Orleans has given birth to RANTZ DAVIS, The New King of R&B. What Lil Wayne is to Hip Hop, RANTZ will be to R&B.
RANTZ's instant local fame, organic fan base, and incredible new music has gotten the attention of various powerhouse labels ranging from Universal to Hollywood Records. With a smooth, sultry voice, feel good lyrics, and undeniable swagger, RANTZ DAVIS is definitely the entire male R&B package, destined to generate millions in sales and brand merchandise.
RANTZ's rise to fame was nothing short of a Cinderella story. After winning countless talent shows for a number of years in and around New Orleans, RANTZ teamed up with DG Entertainment, a local production team with ties to industry heavyweights such as Khao, Diezzel, and DJ Toomp. As fate would have it, another natural disaster shifted those plans and forced RANTZ in another direction. After evacuating to Atlanta, Georgia from New Orleans in anticipation of category 4 Hurricane Gustav in 2008, RANTZ’s career received an unexpected surprise. At a party in Atlanta, RANTZ was introduced to Walter “Bossman” Butler, CEO of Extreme Entertainment. Extreme Entertainment had recently just finished a successful campaign with Baby Boy da Prince, taking his single “The Way I Live” to number 11 on Billboard charts. After one listen to his demo and a live session, RANTZ was signed to Extreme Entertainment as their premier R&B artist. RANTZ reunited with DG Entertainment production team and the rest is history.
With more than 100 songs recorded, RANTZ has just released his third #1 single "Sexy Girl," with much fanfare. DJ’s all over the southern region, including The Go DJ’s and Definition DJ's, have all co-signed "Sexy Girl" as a smash hit! His previous #1 hits include the club and stage phenom "That Girl Right There" and the ladies' favorite, "Hey."
RANTZ DAVIS has performed at world-renowned Tipitina’s, the House of Blues, Republic, Dragon’s Den, and has hosted shows at local venues across the city. He has opened for a variety of performers including platinum-selling artists such as Monica, Trey Songz, Ryan Leslie, Lloyd, Rick Ross, K. Michelle, Young Jeezy, Carl Thomas, Chrisette Michelle as well as headlining shows throughout the entire southern region.
RANTZ's passion doesn't stop with his quest to becoming The New King of R&B. Being a true gentleman and striving to maintain balance between his career and community involvement, RANTZ is extremely active in philanthropic endeavors that promote positive messages and empowerment. A graduate of Dillard University and an alumnus band member of St. Augustine High School's Marching 100, he is especially passionate about perpetuating a high demand and need for arts in education. In addition to peer mentoring at various high schools, he also donates performances to help raise money for the St. Jude Children's Hospital Foundation and the NAACP.
It appears as though Hollygrove has produced another classic artist. RANTZ's success is definitely proof that lightning does strike in the same place twice! Get to know Rantz Davis, the New King of R&B.