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.
Baltimore City Recording Label Loyalty To The Hood Inc. #LTTH presents out of Perkin Project east Baltimore, Maryland female rapper WilmaOnTheBeat she is bound to get noticed as she drops her official mixtape it's available online everywhere.
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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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One of the most anticipated live interviews with one of the of the top promoters in the South drops June 2019 on Southern Xsposure Radio. DJ Ms. Hypnotique @djmshypnotique speaks with Lionheart live from the federal penitentiary.
Lionheart is a nationwide celebrity and event promoter from the Southside of Memphis, Tennessee. He works with artists from across the country including Rocko, Future, Gorilla Zoe, Young Dolph, 2 Chains, Young Joc, Migos, Drake, YFN Lucci, Lil Baby and more.
In this exclusive interview, he speaks on his humble beginnings growing up in the projects of South Memphis, how he turned his life around and entered the music promotion industry. He also talks about his annual “Stop the Violence” block party and his plans for his career after his release from prison.
Tune in Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 2PM, 7PM and 10PM CST exclusively on Southern Xsposure Radio at www.southernxsposure.com or download the SCM on Demand App for both Apple and Android devices and select “Southern Xsposure Radio” to listen on the go
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