RAPPER DONNIS GETS SIGNED TO ATLANTIC RECORDS ON THE COVER OF THE XXL ‘FRESHMAN 10’ ISSUE JOINS “CROWD CONTROL TOUR” CROSS-COUNTRY TREK DEBUT ALBUM SLATED FOR LATER THIS YEAR “FASHIONABLY LATE” MIXTAPE DUE OUT THIS MONTH
Atlantic Records has announced the signing of their new artist Donnis who has released the details of his first-ever US tour. The rising rapper will be among the multi-artist hip-hop bill entitled the “Crowd Control Tour,” also featuring Kidz In The Hall, 88-Keys and Izza Kizza. The 16-city trek kicked off on Sunday, February 28th at New York City’s Highline Ballroom, with dates then continuing through early April (see attached itinerary below).
Donnis is quickly making a name as one of the most talented new stars on the Southern hip-hop scene. The Georgia-based MC first attracted attention last year with 10.Deep’s breakout mixtape, “DIARY OF AN ATL BRAVE,” and has since scored major appeal amongst listeners with his smoothed out rap anthem, “Gone” (released on revered DJ/Producer A-trak’s Brooklyn based Fool’s Gold Records). “Donnis is a truly original, compelling new voice on the hip-hop landscape, and we pulled out all the stops to bring him into the Atlantic family. His creativity and lyrical flow are hugely impressive, and the Diary of an ATL Brave mixtape was a captivating introduction to this major talent. Now that we’ve sealed the deal, we’re looking forward to watching Donnis take it to the next level” proclaimed Atlantic Records Chairman and CEO Craig Kallman.
While hard at work completing his Atlantic debut album, Donnis will keep listeners entertained with his new mixtape “Fashionably Late” set to be released this month. Currently featured in the March issue of XXL’s “Show and Prove”, Donnis will also be included in the magazine’s hugely influential “Freshmen 10” alongside West Coast rapper Nipsey Hussle and J. Cole from North Carolina. The talented rapper who has already shared stages with such luminaries as T.I., Chingy, and 112 – will also be among the new stars performing at the upcoming South By Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas.
DONNIS – On Tour 2010
All Dates w/Crowd Control Tour Feat. Kidz In The Hall, 88-Keys, and Izza Kizza
4 Baltimore, MD Ram’s Head Live
5 Richmond, VA Alley Katz
6 Norfolk, VA Norva
8 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
10 Grand Rapids, MI Intersection Live
11 Pontiac, MI Cro Foot/Pike Room
14 Little Rock, AR Revolution Room
15 Enid, OK The Underground
17 Dallas, TX Green Elephant
19 Austin, TX District 301
24 Denver, CO Cervantes
25 Murray, UT Murray Theater
27 Los Angeles, CA Key Club
31 San Francisco, CA Independent
1 Seattle, WA Studio 7
2 Portland, OR Berbati’s Pan