MP3: Wiz Khalifa – “Outsiders” (J.R. Donato Remix)

The Taylor Gang General Enlists the 21-Year-Old Chicago Rapper for a Remix of  His Buzzing Single, Debuted by 2DopeBoyz


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Critical Praise:

“…he uses his voice and flow in unique ways that only someone who’s been writing for close to a decade could pull off”HotNewHipHop

“The future is looking type bright for J.R.”Fake Shore Drive

“At 21-years old, the Chi town native J.R. Donato has already accomplished a lot”GoodMusicAllDay

“Make it count and get in tune with Young Donato”onSMASH

The Remix: 

While on tour in Europe with A$AP Rocky last month, Wiz Khalifa shared a pair of singles, with “Outsiders” quickly becoming a fan favorite having surpassed a million SoundCloud plays over the weekend. The Taylor Gang General has enlisted one of Taylor Gang Ent.’s youngest, 21-year-old Chicago rapper J.R. Donato, for the song’s remix. “It almost put me in the mindset of Kush & OJ,” J.R. Donato told 2DopeBoyz in their premiere of the remix, recalling when he first heard the track. “The hook inspired me the most cause he sounded like he had a lot on his mind when he came up with it, which then made me think about a lot, so it inspired me to get some things off my chest too.”

At the end of September, J.R. Donato released his Fast Money & Freedom project, which carried a hazy, hypnotic soundscape as it was produced in-full by Sledgren. In the lead up, the North Chicago rapper shared a series of singles. “I Suppose” found J.R. Donato couch-surfing through the Chi, while he partied with some friends in the carefree video for “Life So Sweet,” which debuted via HipHopDX. Additionally, audio singles “Make It Count” and the GoodMusicAllDay-premiered “Mad At Me” showcased J.R. Donato embracing the opportunities that he’s encountered in his nearly ten year rap career, which included a regional high school tour as a teen with local legend Twista before signing with Taylor Gang Ent.

Listen to Wiz Khalifa – “Outsiders” (J.R. Donato Remix):

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JR Donato Background:

J.R. Donato’s music can be summed up into three words; conceptual, vivid and thorough. His image, outlook on life and positivity that he brings to the hiphop community is a breathe of fresh air. His passion manifested itself early in the form of songwriting. “I always wrote about things I had been through or seen,” J.R. says. “I still do. Every song is another piece of my life and story.” Before J.R. reached his teenage years, he was already penning lyrics for himself and others. By the time he was 13, Young J.R. had a regional hit single “500 Degrees,” with a live performance presence that was unheard of for a kid who just left his teens. That led to other tracks like “Money On My Mind” and “We Be Rydin,” creating a sizeable buzz for young entertainer. He was popping up on mixtapes and performing at clubs he was too young to even attend.

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Wiz Khalifa – “Outsiders” (J.R. Donato Remix):


“Don’t Go Nowhere”:

Fast Money & Freedom

“Mad At Me”:

“Life So Sweet”:

“Make It Count”:

“I Suppose”:

“Gotta Get It”:

“Some More”:

“Gimme That”:

“How It Feel” (ft. Iamsu!):

North Pole

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