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At the vibrant age of 19, the New Jersey artist known as Donteze is turning his dreams to reality. Plainfield born, Piscataway raised, Donteze is currently New Jersey’s newest big deal. With influence from his older brother who’s a hip hop enthusiast, and popular rap artists like Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Gangstarr, and The Loxx, Donteze was quickly exposed to the richness of hip hop music and culture. By elementary school, he had written and executed his first poem. Poetry soon became a major part of his life and by the end of his high school career; his mixtape “50 Cent Sodas” was recorded and released. His fan base instantly expanded throughout his hometown, as he was frequently able to perform songs off of his mixtape.
As a sophmore student at Kean University, Union NJ Donteze is climbing new heights. Upon releasing his latest mixtapes entitled “The Opposite” and "Martin Little" he is expanding his network, and creating new ways to capitalize on his passion for making good music. His last mixtapes feature artists such as Kari, Briana, B_ril, Jay Mike, Joey Cracc and GSR members Bill Jones and Blacksmith . One of his featured singles from The Opposite “Goodnight” was featured on 90.3FM. His online prescense continues to become an evident factor in his growth with numerous features on blogs like Minute Til Six, Dub Vee, Undrgrndnation, A Girl and Her Hip Hop and more blogs around the country! With success from his latest EP "TWxD" Donteze has been invited to perform at popular venues such as Kean University in Union, NJ, "SOBs" and "Toshi's Living Room and Penthouse" in NYC and Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.
Expect Donteze to keep up the momentum. A brand new mixtape, "The Don Flee Project" is underway and creating huge buzz! This mixtape’s mission is to actually create a new name for Donteze and transition from Donteze to Don Flee which plays into the idea that this mixtape is his project rather than a new mixtape. Critics compare his style and lyricism to rappers such as Wale, Kanye West, Drake, and Big Sean, however Donteze never fails to keep it fresh and original. He is now affiliated with a group called Garden State Reps, and looking to collaborate, innovate, and continue to take the world by storm.