D'Jon

D'Jon

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My style is that compaired to TI. It's a southern but classy style with a bounce to it!

Biography

From the east side of Austin, Texas, this 27 year old, 6’3” recording artist D Jon has been described as a cross between Kanye West and the Dirty South’s T.I.

In 2006 D Jon landed a track in the upcoming Rocky Balboa which cemented his position as Las Vegas’ rap king. He also recently got a track placed in the 2008 Disney release “Beverly Hills Chihuahua”. Additionally, in the wake of the shooting death of his good friend and fellow Vegas rap cohort D Jon has refocused and redoubled the energy of the Vegas rap scene.

D Jon’s unique blend of rap saw its birth when he began writing songs at age eight. By age eleven, D Jon recorded his first home-made album using two radios and industry instrumentals. By age thirteen, D Jon gained street credibility by free-styling with the older guys in the streets of Tyler, Texas.

After high school, D Jon partnered with fellow southern rapper K Roc and they began recording their own demos in a one bedroom apartment. Soon after, D Jon relocated to Sin City to further pursue his music career.

It would not be long before the Vegas rap scene would coin D Jon one of the city’s greatest. As described in local weekly magazine ‘The Weekly’, D Jon “seems to have a knack for encapsulating the Vegas hip-hop experience.” A track off of his first album, Versitile, by the name of ‘Clap Wit Me’ found its way to Las Vegas’ hip hop station 98.5 KLUC in a weekly MC battle. ‘Clap Wit Me’ won each week for eight weeks until it was retired by the station, and it also caught the ear of Grammy writer-producer Tommy Marolda (Nate Dogg, Kurupt, Bon Jovi, Cher) as well as entertainment attorney Robert Reynolds (The Killers, Louis XIV). Since then D Jon has recorded two albums with Tommy Marolda along with two self produced albums and been interviewed on 98.5 during the Rocky Balboa release.

After starting Duce Family Entertainment, LLC with partner K Roc and New York rapper Mug Shot, the trio released the Duce Boys debut album, From the Ghetto to the Grammy’s’ on March 14th, 2006.
D Jon has become a very coveted Producer in his own right. Several Las Vegas and New York musicians have courted “Mr. Jon” for his production work. Most recently, D Jon produced the majority of Versitile, Versitile-Final Cut and the Duce Boys From the Ghetto to the Grammys, as well as tracks for local rap artist Shadow, and local R&B artist Fella. D Jon finalized his last album ‘Tha Underdawg’ which was released Feb. 20th, 2007, just completed his follow up album titled “401k” with the Track Kingz and is currently working on more new material.

Discography

401k
The Underdawg
The Bridge
From Ghetto to the Grammy's
Versitile

"Get Up" - Rocky Balboa soundtrack
"Baila" - Beverly Hill Chihuahua soundtrack