David-Allen Jones (born March 31, 1981 in Newport,RI) was raised between Providence and Newport,RI. Better known by his stage name Lil Bear (one half of Black Bear) is a well known hip hop artist, songwriter and phenomenal performer. Recognized for lyrics that focus on family, love,spirituality and the pain/struggles of his hard youth, makes others relate. Many that have heard Lil Bear perform, describe him as being a conscious hip hop artist who makes songs that send a soul felt message which he continually succeeds to ignite and maintain a significant underground following up and down the east coast. While seamlessly blending many genres together and refusing to be limited/labeled only as a hip hop artist, Lil Bear has been involved with the entire Hip Hop movement and underground circuit for over a decade. He has gone through the underground ranks, networking, paying dues and working to develop his art form. Lil Bear began freestyle battling at an early age on the block with other rappers. While sharpening his skills, at the same time, Lil Bear was really developing a name for himself. By actively booking himself to local and out of state venues to showcase his talent. He continually self-promotes to further his career and studies the ins and outs of the music industry as a whole. Lil Bear delivers strong, clean and heartfelt lyrics with energetic beats that will make you turn your head and listen as he takes you 'Underground to the Mainstream'. With the opening notes of his single ''Take You Higher'', many will hear his awesome combination of irresistible and lyrical incisiveness that is Lil Bear's signature trademark. With a commanding and infectious sound you will see LB has a musical vibe that is embedded in his ''DNA'', which is ''UNDENIABLE''..