Portrait of Reese El Don on a rooftop.

Reese El Don

With a mixed Afro-Latinx heritage, the name “Reese El Don” pays homage to both his Black and Puerto Rican roots. Born and raised in the city of brotherly love, Reese grew up playing sports and making music as a therapeutic outlet to childhood trauma and violence. His journey wasn’t your typical college-to-corporate trajectory, neither. Reese went on to join the armed forces post-high school, affording him the opportunity to travel the world while promoting and performing his music in English, Spanish and Japanese. Twenty countries and fresh from Japan, Reese hit the New York circuit HARD, opening for the likes of Jadakiss, Dipset, and Meek Mill. [2011].

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