Today, June 2, is the birthday of Atlanta rapper LaDonnis, who now turns 34.

Though he was born in California, Donnis was raised in the ATL from childhood and was surrounded by music. After high school, Donnis joined the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Tokyo when he really got into rapping. Donnis dropped his debut mixtape, Diary of an ATL Brave, in 2009, which led to major exposure for the newcomer. Thanks to the sudden popularity and success, Donnis signed with Atlantic Records in 2010 and was featured on the 2010 XXL Freshmen list along with Big Sean, Wiz Khalifa, Freddie Gibbs and more.

Since then, Donnis has dropped a slew of projects, most notably 2011's Southern Lights and 2012's Break Hundreds & Hearts EP. He also worked with other notable names like Yelawolf, OJ Da Juiceman and Pill. In a strategy to slightly rebrand, the MC renamed his stage moniker to LaDonnis in 2016 and is now dropping new music sporadically. In 2017, he dropped off a horror movie-esque video for "Hallelujah."

In May 2018, he dropped off his three-track EP, California Dreaming.

Happy Birthday, LaDonnis!

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