has been Junior Don' s biggest influence growing up (& eventually Dancehall)
coming from his Uncle named Cerf; one of the founding members of the Rastafarian
group "the Twelve Tribes of Israel" in Trinidad, also a member of "Sound
Revolution" His first performance was at the age of ten. He then started
writing in simple Jamaican patois at age 13 to the model of Dancehall tracks (most
popular genre for that generation).
Junior Don then started entering competitions
from age 15. He became Seven time Undisputed Dancehall champion at then most popular
club in the country "The Base" between 1997-1999 which included a 45
minute clash between himself and now critically acclaimed Caribbean Artist "Dawg
E Slaughter" which saw them split the prize.
almost lead to a clash between himself and Ragga-Soca king "Bunji Garlin",
an up and coming (well known on the streets) artiste at the time the night before
the "Bounty Killer, Beenie Man, Busta Rhymes Concert" after winning
their groups respectively. They were about to face off but were then halted by
their guest appearance.
Moves/First Releases & Performances
Junior D then moved
to Europe, namely Sweden in 2001 and made his first professional recordings. He
started performing with then most popular Hip-Hop/RandB group "Blacknuss"
and also opened for Jamaican Reggae Artiste "Bush Man". He went on to
release a single with "Blacknuss" artiste "Swing" called "It's
Alright" and then formed" Exodus Sound System" with well known
"DJ Shagga" but eventually moved to London.
Don has since been bouncing between London and Munich (Germany) for the past 5
years in and out of studio with producers "Tommy Gunn" and "MCY"
from Munich and "Boy Wundah" based in London (from Trinidad) and has
built up an impressive array of songs ranging from Dancehall and Reggae to Soca
to Hip-Hop and even RandB with a ragga touch which could probably comprise up
to five albums.
In Munich J Don has opened for the Ruff Ryders,
Fat Joe and his Terror Squad, T.I., Red Man, and even the pioneer of Hip-Hop Djs
"Grandmaster Flash"; also Jah Mason, Million Styles and as mentioned
before Bush Man (in Sweden) performed in Austria, Switzerland, London (Tudor Rose),
Turkey and Egypt. He also Represented Trinidad and Tobago at the official Fifa
World Cup Cultural event last year in Germany.
Known as probably the Number 1 Urban Club MC
in Munich, he is also a song writer for Publishing Company MCY Music(Universal)
for RandB artistes in London, Turkey, Holland and Germany. Junior Don has been
offered a personal publishing deal with MCY and a distribution deal in Holland
so there should be releases out by summer 2007 for the latest.
1XTRA was ringing out his tune "One Caribbean" in 2004/2005 on the J
A Katana show. In late 2005 he also received some airplay for "Ready for
de game" featuring General Grant on Trinidadian airwaves which also got some
love from radio stations in London in 2006.
Junior Don is looking forward to 2007 Starting off with the frenzy we call Carnival
and with a few new tricks up his sleeve. "You see me, I grow up under Reggae
and dancehall and dem vibes, so it engrave in me soul, but with the modernization
of Soca I really grown to love the artform so now its in my heart. Heart, Mind
and Soul combine; dem cyar leave the Dappa behind, Scene, is all Caribbean music
so I'm just gonna be me, Lets push de unity.. Bless up".
Junior Don - Lamabada
Wine (Soca Hybrid)
Junior Don - Rama
Junior Don - U.R.D.
1 (Soca Hybrid)
Junior Don - All
I Need (Fight Musik Riddim)
Junior Don - World
Leaders (Transatlantic Riddim)
Junior Don - One
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