We had the good fortune of connecting with Dono400 and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Dono400, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
The way I look at risk, I look at best snd worst possible scenarios and what would happen with each action I took. With that being said though, I’m a risk taker. You don’t get nowhere in life without taking some risk for real for real. Im most likely if not always taking the risky route because I’m striving for the greater reward I ain’t satisfied with the bare minimum or following everybody else Imma make my own path every time and them folks don’t like when you bet on yourself. Taking risk always been a big part of my life from hustling, deciding to make music, leaving a place I know in the DMV and moving to Texas, Ive had to start from the mud all over again but thats the risk you take in this music business. I knew moving down here and trying to get my music popping was going be hard but I knew doing it in the DMV wouldn’t have gotten me where I wanted it to take me. I take risk damn near everyday though, in all aspects of my life whether it be romantically, financially, musically with my career it don’t matter. Imma risk taker shout out melly #freehim

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I mean I’m Dono400. Im that dude super lowkey, I do my thing with this music and rap cause I know Im actually like that. I got bars but I got the turnt music to. I think what separates me though is that I don’t make music for nobody but me. I be in my own lane I dont be in nobody business, I don’t follow trends, I’m just me, Dono400 laugh now apologize later ya know! I agates been rapping though, since I was young I wrote raps at like 9, 10 years old, I used to record them on my mom laptop. I ain’t really atart rapping rapping though until like 21 thats when I started taking it serious and getting in the studio and releasing music. Its been a long journey for real and its still difficult now. Im still trying to build a bigger fan base, still experimenting with my voice and new flows. I think the most important thing is being confident in whatever you do no matter what. It’s always going be people…. haters and others who don’t like you but you gotta accept that. You going make more haters than fans when you first start out whether you know it or not so you just gotta go with it and keep doing you.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Honestly living in Denton I dont really get out and do too much I be in dallas, yea, but I really dont like the night life for being in a crowd ain’t for me, I like to stay safe…

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Honestly my music career and my growth in it is due first and foremost to my engineer and brother iMLIKEWATER otherwise known as Anthony or Antwan. Next is my brother y’all might know him Twenty496 but Devon my brother 4L. Then I got my close knit homeboys from back in the DMV and they already know who they are and how locked in we are it don’t even gotta be explained. Jode, JP, Jay bank its really too many people to name but like I said they all know who they are. Everybody played they part in getting me to where I am now and still play a part in where I’m headed. All of these people have pushed me to be better and continue to be me and be different and don’t change. I may do and say some wild stuff but they know that’s just me.

Website: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/dono400/1573115788

Instagram: @_officialdono400_

Twitter: @TheRealDonooo

Youtube: Dono400

Other: Bookdono400@gmail.com https://open.spotify.com/artist/2ljYeEiA5Y3GTgsHyMi5Sv?si=6nM7h9XyQMSYjDzCbruyQw

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