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Donny Blaze / Bio

Born Furgill Kenneth Mitchel Renfurm in 1984 in Paramaribo, he grew up mostly in Sophia's Lust, Wanica. He was nicknamed R.Killah by his peers because he was lyrically dominant, or better yet: “because he was determined to 'Kill Rhymes and rhythm”.

He began rapping at the age of fourteen and went on to work with other MC's like Ori, Dust and Bad Gilla. This resulted in the classic song called "Da Ai"(2002/2003). During the same time he underwent a name change: he went from R.Killah to Donny Blaze.

Blaze proved his new pseudo worthy on tracks with rappers and MC's from both the hip hop as well as the dance-hall scene which resulted in the first bilingual/genre mixed mixtape('The S.P.L Family) suriname got to hear. In 2005 - after a 2 year absence - he got introduced to TA2 from the Lyrical Forces by his friend Ori.
This meeting would allow him to join forces with ten other MC's later known as 220 Hoogspanning(better known as 'The Super Group') to whom he contributed 16 barson the track 'Wie Kaatst' with Ori and Faro.

But it didn't stop there. He and Ori kept on writing. Niemand with Ori and Voor De Liefde Van Hip Hop with TA2 and Ori as a result.
But in spite of his hunger he never really got the hang of doing his own thing until he left the scene for a second time in 2007 to focus on his English raps.

Five years later (in march 2013) he releases The Porter; the first single of his solo album. His debut album, titled ‘It’s About Time’ is expected to drop a few months later. For this album, Blaze solely worked with Luciano Ligeon, a Dutch-Surinamese producer better known as Cianobeats.

Donny Blaze cites as influences hip hop artists such as Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z, Method Man, Papoose, Big L, Run DMC, as well as artists such as Sade and Amy Winehouse. He credits Talespin as his biggest inspiration and Cianobeats as his favorite producer.

General Info

Band Members
Donny Blaze
Artist Name
Donny Blaze
Profile Page
https://www.reverbnation.com/donnyblaze4
Active Since
08/00
Genres
Hip Hop / Spoken Word, Rap, Poetry

Contact Info

Location
Paramaribo, SR
Manager
Furgill Renfurm

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