Donte J
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Donte J

Houston, Texas, United States | INDIE

Houston, Texas, United States | INDIE
Band Hip Hop EDM


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"URB Next 1000"

“ Next top 1000 Reviewed by Amorn Bholsangngam Texan MC Donte J may only be turning 22 in 2009, but the Houston resident already rhymes like a seasoned veteran. Having started honing his craft in freestyle sessions during his junior year in high school, the rapper is now set to conquer the rap world beyond the hallways of his alma mater. His debut LP, The Prelude, is only a precursor to the greatness Donte J has the potential to achieve, the tip of a musical iceberg that could bring the game to its knees. “It’s Not Sex in the City,” with its clever, pseudo-romantic lyrics, chopped and screwed vocal effects, and winding violin samples, is a fine display of Donte J’s undeniable charm and charisma behind the mic.”


Amorn Bholsangngam - URB Magazine - URB Magazine

"The Waave Magazine Album Review 09"

“First let me say I like the 8 songs from Donte J. The hooks are catchy and the songs are well structured and Donte has a unique way with hip-hop love songs. "Just a Crush" the 3rd song in shows Donte's sensitive romantic side. It's the best thing on here as far as performance goes. Donte has too much of the same tone when he voices his raps and they all tend to fall into a predictable rythmic pattern. The production is a bit dated as well. "Cocky as I wanna be" track 1 would have been helped greatly by sharper production values. "Your Intimate touch" and "Lovers Lane" get the party started and the mood right but they both run out of steam on the production end. Still I enjoyed listening to The Prelude but as is it's still a bit too much like a demo. I give it 3 stars out of 5”


Carl Bourelly - The Wave Magazine - The Wave


Hip Hop: Donte J, a new hip hop artist hailing from Houston, will be releasing his debut LP, The Prelude, in January 13. This new work presents a fresh look of hip hop, combining electronica with rhymes that are not self-indulgent as much of young hip hop often settles into. Donte J rhymes about romance and love, and not about his desire to be the best hip hop artist out there. It’s new and different and promises to offer audiences something more.

Words by Janie Franz - Skope Magazine


The Prelude (2009)
The Sessions (2011)
No Evil (TBD)



Donte J born Cordarius Johnson grew up in small town Texas(Lufkin) but now resides in Houston clawing and fighting to live his dreams. Donte at the young age of 5 had the dreams and insurance that he was going to be a star and have the fame aspect that has inspired so many and have been sought out by so many first began writing songs at the age of 12 with his childhood best friend. Donte has been officially dedicated to his craft since the second semester of his Jr. year in high school hoping in freestyle ciphers with school mates and spending more time writing rhymes in class than actually listening to the lessons and after a few years under his belt and all night studio sessions Donte released his debut EP known as "The Prelude" which has production from producers out of Houston, Dallas, Chicago, To London And Features Artist Like Koder Brown "The Prelude" was released in 09. Donte's follow up & debut LP "The Sessions" revisits production from J Shep(Houston) & C-Wizz(Chi Town) w/ production also coming from Jimmiproductionz(Penn) & J the Ghost(east Texas) & some home cooked production between him & engineer Todd Macek of Barron Studios & features return artist Koder Brown & new artist Ben Quin & the lovely Carrie De Vicious & so much more. The Sessions was produced & distributed threw F.M.B. Music & its sources & is available on iTunes, Amazonmp3, eMusic, Rhapsody, Amazon On Demand & more. In Donte's career he also has inked multiple Distribution deals with the likes of Blastzone Ent. Group(Nightmare Records/Koch), is a registered member of BMI, has been registered with the Texas Music Office in Austin, has taken the online music scene by storm(myspace ect. ect.), published as one of Skope Magazines January/February 09' A2W / URB Next Top 1000 / The Wave Magazine (Album Review 3 Stars Will Be In May 09 Issue), receives indie airplay on online stations such as S.C.M. Radio, Fresh Music Express Radio, Skope Radio, Band Radio Live, & underworldmix radio which besides its website has a stream on iTunes under alternative as Underworldmixradio(In Which He has Been In The Top 10 Most requested), and has booked shows & performed in major cities such as New York and Houston also in small towns like Lufkin, TX. Donte's goal in music is to be the best!!! not just the best in hip hop not just in r&b not just in pop, rock, country, or any other genre of music just the best ever! that is his mission statement and a plan well on its way.