David Brown (internet musician)

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David Brown (born 24 August 1987), better known as Boyinaband, is an English YouTube personality and musician. He is well known for his song "Don't Stay in School" and collaborations with other YouTubers such as iDubbbz, Jaiden Animations, Andrew Huang, TheOdd1sOut, and Dan Bull. His work has spanned various genres including electronic, hip hop and metal as a producer, vocalist, songwriter, DJ and instrumentalist. Among other endeavours are his former electronic metal band You and What Army, which had various successes playing Download Festival and Sonisphere. The band was put on hiatus in 2014. Other video content of his include vlogs, music tutorials/education, comedy/skits, raps and challenges. His sister Hannah also has a YouTube channel "WhiteEnglishGirl".

Career

His YouTube channel was created on 14 November 2007. Currently, the oldest public video on the channel is a music tutorial published on 27 June 2008. Most early videos were focused on his band You and What Army, tutorials/educational, vlogs, reviews and interviews with other musicians/bands.

From 2011 onwards, parodies and skits were more prominent on the channel, for example "How to Play Dubstep Guitar" and "Appropriate Faces for 10 Genres of Music".

On 2 February 2015, he published the music video for his song "Don't Stay in School", which went viral. In the track, he criticizes the school systems for teaching irrelevant and useless subjects, thus wasting students' time when they could be learning things of value or that interest them. The song has been subject to controversy for seeming to send a message encouraging students to drop out of school; however, Brown has stated that it is merely meant to critique the school system, and the words "Don't Stay in School" refer to the pointless things that we learned. The video has over 26 million views as of August 2018.

In 2017, he collaborated with Ian "iDubbbz" Carter to create a diss track against Bryan "RiceGum" Le titled "Asian Jake Paul" as part of Carter's Content Cop series, which has over 54 million views as of August 2018.

Discography

Albums

  • Quite a Lot of Songs (2013)
  • Merry Christmix (2013)

Singles

  • Djentstep (2012)
  • 2.99 (2013)
  • Djentrance (2013)
  • Midnight (ft. Veela) (2013)
  • Chipstep (ft. Andrew Huang) (2013)
  • Djentrap (2013)
  • Producer Name Rap (2013)
  • Point At All the Things (ft. Jack Frags) (2013)
  • Battlefield vs Call of Duty Rap Battle (ft. Jack Frags) (2013)
  • Hello Monsta (ft. Minx & Markiplier) (2013)
  • I Am Mildly Annoyed (ft. Cookiebreed) (2014)
  • Day-Z Hero vs Bandit Rap Battle (ft. Jack Frags) (2014)
  • That Girl (ft. Cookiebreed, Patty Walters & VeeOneEye) (2014)
  • Too Much Fun (ft. Minx) (2014)
  • Limelight (ft. Cryaotic) (2014)
  • You Look Like a Girl (2014)
  • How to Get a Number One Song (ft. Roomie) (2014)
  • Murder (ft. Minx & Chilled) (2014)
  • Town of Salem (ft. Minx) (2014)
  • Christmix 4 (2014)
  • Don't Stay in School (2015)
  • Spectrum (ft. Cryaotic & Minx) (2015)
  • I'm Not Dead (2016)
  • Top of the Props (ft. Minx) (2016)
  • Life Is Fun (ft. TheOdd1sOut) (2018)

Collaborations

  • Time Bomb (ft. Veela) - Feint & Boyinaband (2012)
  • Super Mario Dubstep Cypher (ft. Boyinaband, Dan Bull & Veela) - None Like Joshua (2013)
  • A to Z - Boyinaband & Andrew Huang (2013)
  • Counter Strike Porch (ft. Boyinaband) - Dan Bull (2014)
  • Xbox One vs. PS4 Rap Battle - Boyinaband & Oliver Age 24 (2014)
  • Xenocide (EP) - Seamless, None Like Joshua & Boyinaband (2014)
  • Bible Rap - Boyinaband & Dan Bull (2014)
  • A to Z 2 - Andrew Huang & Boyinaband (2014)
  • Plants vs. Zombies (EP) - Dan Bull & Boyinaband (2015)
  • Asian Jake Paul (ft. Boyinaband) - iDubbbz (2017)
  • Empty (feat. Jaiden Animations) (2018)
  • Life Is Fun (ft. TheOdd1sOut) (2018)