About

 

THE COMPANY

Vakseen LLC is a groundbreaking entertainment company that specializes in bridging the gap between major brands and emerging talent. Created in 2007 by music industry executive and visual artist Otha “Vakseen” Davis III, the company’s goal has been “being the cure” for the entertainment industry’s ailments via A&R management, visual art, music production, songwriting and artist development. Armed with a developing clientele of the next generation of superstar producers, songwriters and artists, Vakseen LLC continues to cement it’s place in entertainment history.

 

BIOGRAPHY

Every great work of art has two faces, one toward its own time and one toward the future, toward eternity

This quote sets the tone, of creative mind Otha “Vakseen” Davis III and his drive, passion and fore knowledge for music and the arts.

Music and the theory of art has been the primary influence on Otha’s life from an early age. Creativity was passed down to him from his mother, who is noted as a writer; as well as his father, also a writer, chef and musician. As a child he was artistically inclined; playing several instruments including the violin and drawing/painting from the earliest stages of childhood.

Born to a military family in Athens, Georgia, Otha lived in several locations in the U.S. and in Bermuda. Most of the young artist’s upbringing was spent in Jacksonville, Florida. While the majority of his youth was spent creating visual arts, it wasn’t until high school that he began to focus more on music and spent over 10 years as a recording artist/producer. During college, his love for music developed into a full time passion, and ultimately, he forged ahead and pursued a career in the music industry.

Upon moving to South Florida in 2005, Otha began an internship at one of the country’s most successful independent Urban labels, Slip N Slide Records, which would alter life’s course greatly. Quickly moving up the corporate ladder from an intern to a Product Manager and A&R Executive, Otha played a major role in the label’s continued success of over 20 million in sales. Serving as the Product Manager over Plies’ highly successful “Definition of Real”, “Da Realist” and “Goon Affiliated” albums, Otha was also a key member of the Marketing/A&R team behind Rick Ross’ “Port of Miami”, “Trilla” and “Deeper Than Rap”; Trick Daddy’s “Back By Thug Demand”; Plies’ “Definition of Real”; Trina’s “Still Da Baddest” and “Amazin”; and Jagged Edge’s “The Remedy”.  It was also during his six-year tenure with SNS that he started his own entertainment company: Vakseen LLC.

With a company specializing in A&R Management, Production/Songwriting, Artist Development and Brand Marketing, Otha’s business has successfully procured everything from artist, production and major publishing deals, to film and TV licenses. Upon relocating to Los Angeles in 2011, key partnerships with top major labels and music publishers have granted the company and it’s clients the opportunity to work with major brands like MTV, VH1, Samsung, CBS and Telemundo, as well as international recording artists like Pitbull, Flo Rida, Ke$ha, Sean “Diddy” Combs, T.I. and Rick Ross, amongst others. One of the company’s many accolades includes landing it’s first Billboard #1, double platinum record with Pitbull’s “Timber”.

While music has played the driving force in his business career, Othaʼs passion for the arts has served as his key to sanity in the fast paced entertainment industry. The self-taught creator has developed a distinct collage-influenced painting style (Vanity Pop) that fuses elements of cubism, photorealism, fashion design and pop surrealism into vibrantly alluring, abstract portraits. While most viewers assume they’re viewing collage or mixed media art, each #VakseenArt creation is in fact meticulously hand painted directly on canvas. Drawing distinct inspiration from our fascination with popular culture, his gallant paintings are a celebration of women, beauty, duality, insecurity and self preservation. Currently based in Los Angeles, his art has been featured by major brands like Adidas, Complex, Vibe, Bombay Sapphire Gin, Juxtapoz Magazine and Tupac Shakur’s estate, to name a few. In addition to being sold to collectors and art enthusiasts, his art has been shown in countless gallery exhibitions and featured in over 100 magazines worldwide. 

Creative minds wear many hats and answer to the call of duty in various ways. Otha “Vakseen” Davis III is the perfect example of how having the vision, passion, drive and creativity leads you to your destiny for nothing short of long term success.