Born and raised in Dallas, Texas. Desmond Durham known by his stage name Summer47, formerly known as Sonny DaVinci, Is a Songwriter/Rapper from Dallas, TX.
Growing up in a home with his Grandmother, Mother and Sister's he was drawn to other Genres before gaining an interest in Hip Hop.
He grew up in a 1 parent single home, but his father was very much active in his life. Summer47,lived the street life, gang violence and other things that made him overcome adversity.
Although,Summer47 experienced these things he tends to touch on a variety of subjects like: Teen Pregnancy, Suicide, Depression, Oppression, Rape and other subjects that he sees with what's going on with people close to him and in the world.
Summer47, began to take a love for Hip Hop/Rap at the age of 9...while catching a glimpse of Eminem & hearing his first album.
His older brother (Arthur Iggo) started teaching him the proper way to write and had him write constantly to learn his craft.
Although, Summer47, can not sing he still writes R&B and Pop songs. He on occasions sings on his own songs.
His Influences include but not limited: Eminem, Jay-Z, Lauryn Hill, Andre 3000, Aaliyah, Tamia, TLC, Sam Cooke, Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, Marvin Gaye, Ottis Redding, Arthur Iggo, Kanye West, Dr Dre, Nas, Beatles, Nina Simone, Etta James and many more.