The Rose Tint is the second solo studio album by New Zealand rapper David Dallas. It was released as a free download on 11 May 2011 through Dawn Raid Entertainment/Dirty Management/Duck Down Music. Production was handled by Fire & Ice, Dan “Exile” Mawby, Nick “41” Maclaren, P-Money and M-Phazes. It features guest appearances from Che Fu, Freddie Gibbs, Jordache, Pieter T, PNC and Buckshot. The album peaked at number 3 on the Official New Zealand Music Chart.
Due to the album, Dallas won ‘Best Pacific Male Artist’ at the 2012 Pacific Music Awards. Both the artist and the album were also nominated for ‘Album of the Year’, ‘Best Male Solo Artist’ and ‘Best Urban/Hip Hop Album’ at the 2011 New Zealand Music Awards, ‘Best Pacific Urban Artist’ at 2012 Pacific Music Awards, and shortlisted for the 2012 Taite Music Prize. This was considered an impressive feat for a project released as a free download.
Its lead single “Take a Picture” was nominated for ‘APRA Best Pacific Song’ at 2012 Pacific Music Awards and for ‘Best Music Video’ at 2012 New Zealand Music Awards.
Dallas Released a single with rapper Freddie Gibbs, called “Caught in a Daze”.
K.Le got his hands on the instrumental, and this happened….