We had the good fortune of connecting with HEY DONNIE! and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi HEY, why did you pursue a creative career?
My uncle 100Grandman was a big Baltimore rapper and I wanted to follow in his footsteps. Eventually, I found my footing and now create the sound that I like and dive into posivitiity.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
It’s a lesson everyday but the biggest thing I’ve learned is be kind to people because the music industry is so small. As far as my brand my motto is simply “You Should Smile More.” And I just want the world to know and experience that someone from Baltimore created his life from positivity.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My shoutout goes to my mom. She wrote my first raps and was always there for me pushing me.

Instagram: Instagram.com/iheydonnie

Twitter: Twitter.com/iheydonnie

Facebook: Facebook.com/iheydonnie

Youtube: https://youtube.com/c/DonNeil

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