About Don Kody
Don Kody hails from the northside of Youngstown, Ohio aka Crimetown, USA. This is the small mafia town that gave the world the likes of funk legend Billy Beck (Ohio Players, Zapp), Warner Brothers, Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, Kelly Pavlik, Ed O’Neil, Jim Tressel, Jim Traficant, & Omarosa Manigault just to name a few.
As a youngster being raised in the era of Flip Williams & Ready Rock Boys, Kody understood how easy it was to succumb to the heartless street life Youngstown had to offer and began to follow his first passion and stress relief; music. He self developed into a multifaceted Hip-Hop songwriter/producer. Don Kody’s music production versatility stems from his influences from Smooth R&B to Miami Bass to Boom Bap to Funk and everything in between due to being the second youngest of 6 siblings all with various musical tastes.
With no financial backing, Don Kody used this musical efficiency to network and get placements he sought after. No stranger shoe string to non-existent budgets, Kody bartered whenever capital access was crucial and developed a niche cross-promoting his music as both an artist and as an internet Mixtape DJ. Being focused and talented enough to always deliver music lead to various cross-promotion opportunities with K-Tone of Core DJs/Shade 45, Goodtimes USA, Hunid Racks Energy Drink, The HYPE Magazine,Nerve DJ president Quincy “Big Heff” Taylor, Frisco Street Show : Best Of San Quinn, The Jacka, Messy Marv, and Husalah, Livewire Records artists J. Stalin, Trap Kid, P Hustle, & A, Droptop Ke & Payroll Giovanni, Shark Livin Entertainment, MoJo Botz, a songwriter/production team consisting of fellow Youngstown producers Myke Groov & Rufus Blaq (who’s credits range from Salt-N-Pepa to Faith Evans to Destiny’s Child to B2K), Barstool Sports, and most recently World of Dance U-Jam Fitness.
Bartstool Sports Write Up : https://www.barstoolsports.com/video/1052811/wonton-don-and-kid-rich-present-the-rough-and-rowdy-anthem