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Born Donald Davis Jr. but known by many as DJ. He was later given the name "Minista" by the CEO of C.L.A.S.S. 808 (LoweDown). The way he conveys his message in his single entitled, "Lead Me Guide Me" featuring the soulful "Jill Criglar", sums up the reason for the name "Minista", which was produced by ~Lowedown~ with one of his many (laced based) tracks cooked in the kitchen....C.L.A.S.S. 808 way....& written by Minista.(You can listen to "Lead Me Guide Me" on www.myspace.com/dramamobb/radio or simply click the Myspace icon below this bio). You can also tune in to Minista's label mates..Shortee Capone & LoweDown(Click on their icons below.)
His goal is to reach the masses through his craft by exposing who he calls "mockers". "I just want my music to alert those who are sleep to become aware...& stay aware through my personal encounters that enlightened me."
A west coast native of Portland Oregon, Minista was raised in a small community known as Hodges Park Illinois. He started pursuing music at the age of 10 by learning how to play a musical instrument and reading sheet music. He later became interested in writing which was around the age of 12 when he started to "rap". Minista later linked up with LoweDown & R.I.P. Big Boss of South Drama. "We were already tied in as a family even before the music. We all just happened to have a passion & natural gift for music. It grew from there...Shortee Capone of StaticWutt was also tied in as family but had his own group already established as well...after both efforts combined it became a huge movement...Minista, Lowe Down, & Shortee Capone combined efforts and dropped their first full album together in 2011 entitled, "Drama Wutt". This C.d is still capturing the ears of many even though there is much more to get tuned into by each artist. Minista & Shortee Capone dropped a duo album entitled, " The Stash Vol. 1" on 11/11/11. Minista is currently working on his Mixtape entitled, "The Ministry" due in the Spring. You can also Google Minista of C.L.A.S.S. 808 for more info. & affiliation with the movement of C.L.A.S.S. 808!!!