Harlem rapper Donny Goines drops an exclusive freestyle for Hip Hop Weekly …
Meet the rapper:
Dedication, skill, and faith can take you far in this world. For proof, look no further than hungry East Coast spitter Donny Goines, whose moves in and out of the recording studio have made him a menace to fellow rhymesayers and boardroom dwellers alike. Born in New York City, Goines enrolled in the School of Hard Knocks early: As a child, his father was incarcerated for ten years, and Donny moved with his mother and siblings to Philadelphia. As a young adult, Goines served in the Armed Forces, and in 2006, he began his journey into the world of urban music. In January of 2006, he produced three songs for distribution on MySpace. In 2007, he released The Non Fiction EP and in 2008, he dropped the online project Minute After Midnight, executive produced by Dame Grease. In 2009, he released The Breakfast Club, which featured appearances by Kwamé, Statik Selektah, and Planet Asia. 2011 saw the release of Success Served Cold. Goines embraces his underground status to the fullest, noting that the esteem of fans and fellow MC’s far outweigh the often fleeting fancy of mainstream success. “I might not be the richest rapper; I might not be the most famous but honestly speaking just having that respect and admiration? You can’t buy that,” he said in an interview with MTV UK. “That is something you can never purchase, you know?” Twitter @DonnyGoines
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