Grown Folks

Grown Folks

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Hot & Heavy The most Original Hip Hop that you have ever heard Straight out of the Midwest State Of Motown


Grown Folks is made up of two Grand Rapids, MI natives, Garrett Clark (a.k.a. DJ Strange) and Wannace Perdue (a.k.a. Don Juan).

Don Juan career started in the hallways of high school and moved on to win numerous mc competitions and street battles throughout parts of Michigan and Illinois.

DJ Strange began his career mixing up cuts on WEHB 89.9 fm radio and WKWM 1140 am radio in Grand Rapids, MI. DJ Strange went on to win numerous DJ competitions and eventually worked as a studio production DJ for Grand Rapids born artists such as Adina Howard and Ice Mann J. And Some other Big Names Such as Sir-Mix-a-Lot , And Dj Magic Mike

Don Juan and DJ Strange crossed paths in 1998 they both shared the dream of making hip hop music about real life for real life people, and agreed that the hip hop industry was getting by with easy one-liner rhymes and little substance.

They Have Been rocking sets throughout the Midwest. They have had the opportunity to perform at all types of venues across Michigan such as the Grand Rapids Arts and Music Festival in 2000, 2002, 2004and 2007, all with stellar reviews from the surrounding area media. They also performed at the West Michigan Wealthy Street Jam in 2005,

Other performances include the Intersection Bar & Lounge, the Lexicon Club, The Purple East Battle of the Bands and a host of other clubs and venues across Michigan and Illinois.

Don Juan’s musical influences are many but include KRS-One, Tupac Shakur, Bug Punn, Ice Cube, Public Enemy, Run DMC, Jay-Z, George Clinton and Quincy Jones.

DJ Strange’s musical influences are many but include Mos Def, Run DMC, Kanye West, Dr. Dre, Fat Joe, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur and Stevie Wonder.

So if you love any of these artist you will love Grown Folks

They take it to that next level for people who have always loved real original hip hop music.


Recent Albums "Shut Up When We Talk" 11/15/08
"Real Talk" 11/15/08 / "RedTape" 08/10/06
all Albums Worldwide Available in-Store And Digital

Set List

Our set's Very Depending on venue's and The size of the crowd