Don Kody, a Youngstown, Ohio native who is the vaguely known producer who has an aura about him that make you feel like he’s been around all along, a familiar vibe. He first began as Big Indoe at the tail end of the analog era going digital. The young rapper/songwriter quickly understood the need to produce original music so he quickly learned the tools he needed to begin those creations and it wasn’t before a monster was born. Don Kody’s music production is varied do to his vast musical influences from Hip-Hop, Smooth R&B to Miami Bass to Boom Bap to Funk and everything in between due to being the second youngest of 7 siblings all with various taste in music. Through the years Kody developed into a multifaceted content creator (Finally! A word that describes what us creatives do). Anything music related from rapping, producing, audio engineering, songwriting, to DJing was a factor. Being a jack-of-all-trades has become the normal business model but in his young time to wear all of those hats and still create had a shock and awe effect on people then.
With no financial backing, Kody used this musical efficiency to network and get placements and positions he sought after using No Limit Records CEO, Percy “Master P” Miller’s high volume output approach. The turnaround time and high-quality work became his capital thus creating cost effective ways to target market within a niche movement for cross-promotion purposes using the internet mixtape DJ wave to not only push his music but promote local acts in the bigger markets on projects like the “Valley Kings Mixtape” in collaboration with Denver DJ K-Tone of Core DJs/Shade 45, securing sponsorship from Goodtimes USA for “That Good Mixtape”, Frisco Street Show taped Kody to host, mix, and design their retail mix tape Best Of series compiled from the catalog they had on Bay-Area artists like San Quinn, Messy Marv, The Jacka and Husalah (of Mobfigaz). You can also hear artists on Don Kody production such as Rell (formerly of Roc-A-Fella Records), Livewire Records Artist/CEO J. Stalin, P-Hustle, Payroll Giovanni of Boss Ya Life Up Gang/ Doughboyz Cashout, Ampichino, Young Bossi, Former No Limit artist Mr. Marcelo, Young Roddy of Curren$y’s Jet Life Recordings camp, Big Jaz, Pittsburgh Philthy, Barstool Sports, Coughee Brothaz/ Face Mob member Manchild and now defunc Hunid Racks Energy Drink.
Currently, Don Kody is the first prize winner of Mass Appeal’s “Rhythm Roulette” Contest in collaboration with legal sampling entity Tracklib. His winning track was selected by seasoned Grammy-nominated producer Rockwilder (Erick Sermon, Janet Jackson, Christina Aguliara , etc.) in which he was flown out to IMI Studios NYC for a session as well. Kody also received a call from Inspecktah Deck of Wu-Tang Clan informing him that not only his beat placed but Method Man & Redman are also recording verses for the song. Kody has also teamed up with accomplished songwriter/producer Rufus Blaq (Omarion, Faith Evans, Angie Stone, Destiny’s Child and more). As a duo they landed a placement with World of Dance’s U-Jam Fitness for use in a choreography routine and work on unannounced projects. In addition to those efforts, Don Kody has been releasing a stream of instrumental projects to the DSPs totally bypassing the crowded beat marketplaces like Beatstars and Airbit for showcasing beats.
MOST RECENT WORK:
Tracklib | Session With Rockwilder at IMI Studios NYC
1st Place Winner of Rhythm Roulette: Tracklib Edition – Judged by Def Squad Grammy Award Winning Producer : Rockwilder
Top 15 in Modern Producer’s The Cook Up 2 Contest
Sync Placement with NBC’s World of Dance-based entity U-Jam Fitness
Placement on Bartstool Sports’ Donnie Does (Wonton Don) Segment