25-year-old Rapper Donnis may hail from the Hip-Hop hotbed of Atlanta, Georgia, but his musical journey began in Tokyo, Japan. While stationed in Japan with the US Air Force, Donnis’ eyes were opened to Tokyo’s vibrant music scene. Inspired to begin recording his music at the base, Donnis soon received the attention of influential DJ Masterkey, who helped the young MC land high-profile opening gigs for visiting hip-hop acts from the US.
As part of the Made of Japan initiative, Onitsuka Tiger curated a cross-cultural musical collaboration between Donnis and three of Japan’s most exciting producers and DJ’s: DE DE MOUSE, Joe Iron and Taku Takahashi. Dubbed Nippon Sounds, the free collaborative EP features original music and remixes from Donnis that bring Atlanta and Japan together in way that has never been heard before.
released July 4, 2011
1. All I Need
Produced by DE DE MOUSE & Luke Walker
2. Roll Up Po Up
Produced by Joe Iron & Luke Walker
3. Gone (Before Gone Japan Remix)
Remix produced by DE DE MOUSE
4. Ring My Bell (Invader Moon Assault Japan Remix)
Remix produced by Taku Takahashi