Video: J.R. Donato – “Life So Sweet”
The 21-Year-Old North Chicago Rapper Shares the Latest Video Single From His Fast Money & Freedom EP, Debuted by HipHopDX
Cone joints of OG and double cups are part of what makes life so sweet for Taylor Gang rapper J.R. Donato. “To be what you want, to go where you want, to feel how you want, is to be free,” Donato states in the song’s intro. “If you’re alive and you’re not living, you’re not free.” Gearing up for the release of his Fast Money & Freedom EP on Sept. 25th, the new video single “Life So Sweet,” which debuted via HipHopDX, is a hazy toast to the good life, as Donato boasts about his fashionable and flashy living. Produced by Sledgren and C.Dreamer, the song’s video embodies the carefree lifestyle that Donato’s promoting as balloons bounce around the faded emcee and his cohorts. “Life So Sweet” follows two previous singles, “I Suppose” and the DJBooth-premiered “Make It Count.”
There aren’t many 21-year-old’s that can say they’ve been in the rap game for 8+ years. North Chicago rapper J.R. Donato is one of the few that can. At 13, rapping as Young J.R., he had a regional hit with “500 Degrees.” Still, his peers didn’t take him very seriously as he was distributing CD’s of his music at school – finding the music he worked to make on the floor or in the garbage didn’t deter his ambitions, rather it pushed him to take things a few steps further. Falling under the wing of local vet Twista, J.R. dropped out of high school and began touring the Midwest. The teen-aged rapper that garnered attention for rapping over Lil Wayne beats was coming into his own, and soon he crossed paths with Wiz Khalifa back stage on the Under the Influence tour. Wiz later enlisted J.R. for a feature on his Cabin Fever 2 mixtape before signing him to Taylor Gang Ent.
Watch “Life So Sweet”: http://www.vevo.com/watch/USUYG1080291
Listen to “Life So Sweet”: https://soundcloud.com/jrdonato/life-so-sweet
Check out the HipHopDX premiere: http://hiphopdx.com/videos/id.21164/title.j-r-donato-life-so-sweet
JR Donato Background:
J.R. Donato’s music can be summed up into three words; conceptual, vivid and thorough. His image, outlook on life and positivity that he brings to the hiphop community is a breathe of fresh air. His passion manifested itself early in the form of songwriting. “I always wrote about things I had been through or seen,” J.R. says. “I still do. Every song is another piece of my life and story.” Before J.R. reached his teenage years, he was already penning lyrics for himself and others. By the time he was 13, Young J.R. had a regional hit single “500 Degrees,” with a live performance presence that was unheard of for a kid who just left his teens. That led to other tracks like “Money On My Mind” and “We Be Rydin,” creating a sizeable buzz for young entertainer. He was popping up on mixtapes and performing at clubs he was too young to even attend.
“Life So Sweet”: http://www.vevo.com/watch/USUYG1080291
“Make It Count”: https://soundcloud.com/jrdonato/make-it-count-ft-cody-blankz/
“Gotta Get It”: https://soundcloud.com/jrdonato/gotta-get-it-ft-laboo
“Some More”: https://soundcloud.com/jrdonato/some-more
“Gimme That”: https://soundcloud.com/jrdonato/gimme-that-prod-ricky-p
“How It Feel” (ft. Iamsu!): https://soundcloud.com/jrdonato/how-it-feel-ft-iamsu