Introducing Katana Da Don


Katana Da Don was born in Pittsburg, California and was introduced to Salsa and Afro-Cuban rhythms at age three by her father. At age ten Katana Da Don was writing Hip Hop and R&B lyrics.
By age sixteen, Katana Da Don was taking classical piano and composing songs. Music became a way for her to escape a dark past. Although, she was shy, Katana Da Don became known in her circles for her lyrical abilities. Being able to sing, rap and write her own lyrics made her stand out amongst other artists. She released her first solo cd Bad Habits in stores throughout the northern California area (including Rasputtan’s) and CD Baby.
Katana released her double album: Secret Weapon Vol. 1 (Hip Hop) and Secret Weapon Vol. 2 (R & B) in 2007 at Electric Fetus and CD Baby. The cd’s received good reviews from local dj’s, amongst her rap peers as well as the local Hip Hop/R & B audience.
Never afraid of testing her artistic boundaries, Katana Da Don branched out to flex her acting muscles playing a main character in local drama/comedy TH3M! The 5 episode series was showcased at the Twin Cities Black Film Festival in 2010.
Katana Da Don is finishing up her most eclectic album to date: Paranoia – a mixture of Rock, Hip Hop, R&B and a little Reggae on which she produced the majority of the material. With her first single Grim – a cutting edge rock anthem – Katana Da Don is showing her range as an artist and baring her soul.