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Don Private uses second chance on life to inspire others to learn from his hard ‘Lessons’ 

FAYETTEVILLE, NC – Don Private is a prolific storyteller who paints vivid pictures with his pithy bars and distinctive voice. In 2020 he offered the world his debut EP “1229,” introducing audiences to his signature style and perfect blend of sharp, solid lyrics spilled over sturdy, hypnotic beats. Currently streaming on all digital music platforms, “1229” is a tour du force of sound and style that has been bringing in an ever-widening global fanbase for this young up-and-coming rapper. This year he followed that up with the release of his sophomore project “1229Empire,” and his debut single from that EP, “Lessons,” is making waves all around the world. 

With a hard-driving, fast-paced, rapid-fire flow, Don Private showcases a unique skill as a rapper on top of a nice, bouncy beat with “Lessons.” Coupled with a fun, piano-driven background melody, the song is an intriguing juxtaposition of bouncy fun and aggressive energy. It’s a song that talks about this unique artist’s struggle – getting sentenced to 13 years in prison on a murder charge when he was only 17 years old. Now out of prison, he’s using his natural gifts as a musician to inspire others to learn from his hard-learned lessons. 

“I’ve taken my bumps and bruises and kept my dignity and honor along the way,” he said. “I could come out of all of that and look people in the eye and stand tall and tell people younger than me what to do and what not to do to succeed in life. With my music I can paint a vivid picture. I know where you’re going right now, but let me give you this dream. I learned a lesson, and you can learn from me. I’m thankful for all my blessings and just want to share that with as many people as possible.” 

Don said he honestly doesn’t know what he’d be doing today if it wasn’t for music. Once a young bull tied to the streets and the struggle, music is the thing that literally transformed his life and took him down a healthier path.  

“I’m so passionate about my music and sharing my message and my vision with the world,” he said. “Imma play Picasso in this industry. My music isn’t like most in the mainstream today. I spit from the heart. This shit here is authentic. It’s not a gimmick created to sell streams. Hip hop is beautiful. It made a way for street niggas like me to escape their environment and live life. I’m grateful for the second chance. I’m definitely thrilled about this new project. Ya’ll gonna really feel this one.” 

To listen to Don Private’s music, or to follow him on social media, please visit the following links: 

Instagram: @donprivate1229 






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