Video: J.R. Donato – “Not for None” (Prod. by Ziggy Jetson)

Following a Stand-Out Verse On “Make A Play” From Wiz Khalifa’s KhalifaAlbum, 22-Year-Old North Chicago Rapper Shares Video via HipHopDX



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 Video: 

The city of Chicago is vast, but J.R. Donato makes an excellent tour guide. In his new video single “Not for None,” the 22-year-old emcee takes the viewer from Grant Park to his humble abode in North Chicago, where he hosts a lean party for his homies. Produced by Ziggy Jetson, the song finds theTaylor Gang Ent. rapper dancing around Inception-horns and spiraling sine waves, finding colorful new ways to boast about his lifestyle: “My orange diamonds like pumpkin/ and my yellow diamonds like funyuns/ I’m rollin’ round with my patnas/ we thumbin’ through the new money.” Debuted by HipHopDX, “Not for None” is J.R. Donato’s first video of 2016 as he looks to continue his grind on an upward path with more new music in the works.

Last September, J.R. Donato released his Fast Money & Freedom project, which carried a hazy, hypnotic soundscape produced in-full by Sledgren. Donato built up to the release with a series of singles, including “I Suppose,” which found him couch-surfing through the Chi, and “Life So Sweet,” where he landed at a trippy house party. Additionally, the GoodMusicAllDay-premiered “Mad At Me” showcased J.R. Donato embracing the opportunities that he’s encountered as an ambitious teenager, which included a regional high school tour with local legend Twista before signing with Taylor Gang Ent. “I sound like myself. These days that’s not easy,” J.R. Donato explained in an interview with AllHipHop. “The line for originality is thin, but I think I can walk that line fine. Also all my music has a message in it so it’s always relatable, and that’s what the game needs.”

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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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“Not for None”:

“Make It Count”:

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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