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Growing up in a single parent household, Donnie bounced around California's Bay Area. As a youth he didn't find enjoyment in the typical kid activities, especially organized sports. Although a gifted athlete, Donnie didn't mesh with the surrounding culture. Finally, in high school, skateboarding became the first real passion Donnie would dedicate endless hours to, even when everyone else had retired and gone home for the day. What grabbed Donnie was the constant competition with himself which in turn forced great self examination of his body and mind. Music had been streaming through his blood since a child. With a music obsessed mother and vocally gifted, but absent, father singing and songwriting came second nature to Donnie. Over the next decade he dedicated himself to music like he did with anything else. All or nothing. Coming from the humble beginnings of recording in his bedroom studio dubbed "Marys Place," in honor of his late Grandmother, to featuring on songs with the likes of industry heavy weights Bun B, Kirko Bangz, Kap G and more Donnie Parker is fused, primed and ready to explode.