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DON GUERRA was born and raised in the Bronx, NY and then moved to Florida in his late teens. His name Don is a title of respect, self-esteem, and it is the attitude he puts out in his life and his music. Guerra, spanish for war, is symbolic of the rebel spirit of an artist trying to describe and contribute to an imperfect world. Growing up in a latino household many of the rythms he was first introduced to were those of salsa singers like Marc Anthony, Elvis Crespo, Celia Cruz. However, the sorrounding music of the urban youth came from the voices of rappers like Jay-Z, and DMX. The raw sounds of Hip Hop were infectious and to grow up seeing other youth writing rhymes and showing them off had a profound impact on him as he also began to write rhymes and rap. It wasn't really far removed from what he was doing already since he had an avid love for rhyming in his poetry, and writing altogether. He began loving to write raps so much, while others were taking notes in class he was finishing whole verses. He continued to do this when he moved to Florida and had the opportunity to record his music. He soon hooked up with K-SO, a good friend and aspiring artist, and together they formed the music group Trey Mafia. The move to Florida from New York was a huge change for the young man and affected him greatly. He saw a drastic change in the environment and heard a drastic change in the style of music. Where the lyrical nature of Hip Hop was celebrated in the streets and on the radio in New York, the energetic crunk nature of Hip Hop was celebrated in the south. Because of this he soon embraced the stylistic difference of Hip Hop allowing him to take a new approach to his music in a fusion of both sounds. What does DON GUERRA's music soundlike? It sounds energetic, lyrical, poetic, heartfelt, wild, socially conscious, mature, and even immature. His wish is to create music for people that comes from the same thoughts and emotions that we can all think and feel as real people. His perpective is that of the rebel, the saint, the sinner, the freak, the romantic, the struggler, the fighter, all wrapped in one package of great music.