Donald Denard Jackson Jr. AKA D.O.N was born January 19th; to his parents of Renae Cook and Donald Jackson Sr. in Gainesville, FL. D.O.N has two half siblings from his mother and is the only child on his father’s side. Both his parents are still alive and residing in Gainesville.
D.O.N was raised by his Grandparents, Clarence and Lilly Cook, on 5th Avenue in the Seminary Lane housing projects. Growing up D.O.N’s grandparents were known in the neighborhood has the local ‘bootleggers’. Showing D.O.N from a very early age how to hustle and earn a dollar. Selling loose cigarettes and sodas on his front porch before jumping off and heading to the streets themselves. Followed by numerous fights, stints in jail, and even shootouts, D.O.N continues to find his way to the ‘top of the pile’ and never stops hustling. Overcoming many obstacles and hardships in life to achieve his goals and dreams.
D.O.N. is not only a father of three (3) daughters but a husband as well. He and his wife, Laverne Jackson, were married on April 16th, 2011. D.O.N.’s daughter Trinity Jackson also has a joy and passion for music like her father. They are often in the studio together and you can find her name in many of D.O.N.’s writer’s and producer’s credits.
His stage name, D.O.N. is not only a play on his own name but is an acrostic for ‘Doin Only Numbas’ which is a movement/mind. Symbolizing getting money, whatever you’re doing, your “doin only numbas” to get money.
Influenced by legendary artists like Scarface, Tupac, Biggie, N.W.A., Eightball/MJG, T.I., Master P, Cash Money, Pastor Troy, Nipsey Hussle, & James Prince. It’s the influence and inspiration from legends like these that D.O.N. felt the pull to hit the studio and show the newer generation what they’d been missing.
D.O.N. started his label, Street Kartel Music, in 2012. D.O.N first mixtape, I Stand Alone, dropped in 2013. Realizing he needed more knowledge, experience, and strategy for the next project D.O.N took a step back to ‘see the bigger picture’ so to speak and set out to find all the info he needed to make his passion a career. Attending conferences, panels and other various networking events soaking up all the knowledge offered and available from those in attendance. Coming back stronger than ever with his current single ‘Slide Wit It’, which you can find on ALL streaming platforms.
Vibrant funny life of the party dedicated hard worker Badass Keema growing up always had a love for music, singing along and even changing lyrics of songs to her style and liking. After graduating from Florida International University with a degree in Psychology instead of continuing her education in Psychology to gain her masters, she decided to take her music seriously and now she has put a new sound to Hip-Hop and Rap with her strong will and talent Keema is headed on a nonstop flight into the music industry. With a goal of winning the hearts of people all over the globe, She also recently dropped her single featuring Fatboy Rhymer called The Weekend which is out now on all platforms.
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North Carolina Recording Artist, O.W.E makes a comeback with his latest single, "The One For Me"
When you believe that you will deliver Outstanding Work Everytime, failing is not an option. O.W.E. is a 48Street Entertainment artist, who took an interest in music while he was in the US Army. The Author and Motivational Speaker served in Iraq and Kuwait multiple times. During his time in the military, music was a way to express himself. He knows about how to get through tough situations and work hard to push forward and grow. The single "The One For Me" is produced by Buckroll Beats. This song speaks on how we make mistakes in relationships then try to go back and make it right. O.W.E. has been seen on several stages in Fayetteville including Coast 2 Coast, Allstars Bar and Grill military experience goes right in line with his music. He used to call cadence in the military and you'll be able to hear the motivation and enthusiasm. It seems like O.W.E. will make an impact in the industry and has much to share with the world. Pay attention to O.W.E., to 48Street Entertainment- the label that represents the state of North Carolina. Connect with everything 48Street on social media and digital music platforms.
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Stadium Status Entertainment Group presents Rooftop ReP. Rooftop ReP drops explosive bars over DJ Snake's "ENZO".
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Vain is back with one of his Hottest Tracks to date “Smoke” produced by Joe Millionaire and featuring newcomer Vin Keatin. VAIN who made his mark collaborating with the likes of Jim Jones, Red Cafe, Tony Yayo, Slim of 112, Lil Mo and DJ Jazzy Joyce never ceases to amaze! This Sexy Track with a surprising Sample of “Soul Glo” from Eddie Murphy’s “Coming to America” exhibits Vain’s musical genius once again! Club listeners will get a Natural High listening to the way Vain gets lit on this “Smoke” track. This track is ready for Prime Time with Fully Mastered Dirty, Clean and Acapella versions that will have the whole club Lit and in the Mood!
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Brooklyn born hip-hop recording artist & producer Faro Tha Kid is taking the steps to expand his brand worldwide. In 2018, he released an independent project which includes features from New York's own Dave East, Pardison Fontaine & Young Lito. With a polished lyrical style and flow, Faro Tha Kid returns with a fresh single & a handful of new freestyles to motivate the streets!
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“Wu-Tang Clan & Killarmy Producer 4th Disciple Launches New Clothing Line”
Platinum producer 4th Disciple launches new clothing line Disciple Garments. All merchandise including T-Shirts, Hoodies and Sweatshirts are available now on Sonicministry.us in various colors and sizes up to the 3 XL. 4th is best known for his production on Wu-Tang Clan releases such as “Wu-Tang For Ever” and Killarmy “Silent Weapons For Quiet Wars”
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Ricky BATS has been featured in various media outlets like Hip Hop Weekly, In Flex We Trust, 2 Dope Boyz, Boi 1 Da, Don Diva Magazine, SoRaspy.com and Hot97 with Hip Hop Gamer. He has several videos that aired on Video Music Box, BET Jams, MTV, Music Choice, Revolt TV’s “The Gate”, and many are posted on Worldstar Hip Hop. Most recently his video "Lay Low" directed by Da Inphamus Amadeuz was World Premiered on BET Jams. His music has been played on stations like NYC’s 105.1FM, Hot 97, Philly’s 93.7FM “The Blackout”, and Boston’s Jam’n 94.5FM. He has been on Sirius XM’s Shade45 “The Lord Sear Special” and Sway In The Morning. In addition to starting his independent label, BATS hosts his own FM Hip Hop radio show “Ride Ya Groove” on WBRK Star 101.7FM in Massachusetts. You can catch his radio show every Wednesday from 6-9pm and Fridays 6-11pm. There is a link for live streaming on RickyBATS.com He is currently pushing two singles "Slash" and "On My Block" ft. Maino.
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