Born and raised in the Bay Area, De’jon being an “80’s Baby” has been exposed to a wide range of Music, contributing to his unique style and delivery. As a child he remembers riding with his Dad who would sometimes listen to music with explicit lyrics that De’jon would find frustrating because he couldn’t sing along. With that in mind De’jon would decide to create music that could be enjoyed by almost everyone..
De’jon wanted to make his rap name unique so that once you heard or met him you would never forget. Selected by his friend who always called him black was the birth of “El Negro” spanish for “The Black”. El Negro aspires to be one of the greats from the Bay Area. In trying to accomplish this he looks to what some of his favorite artist have done in the past, such as Tupac, Too Short, and Master P, with extra emphasis place on E40 and the late Mac Dre since they are from the same City (Vallejo).
At the age of 15 El Negro knew Rap Music was what he wanted to do for life, whether it paid or not. So he and a few of his friends got together and formed the Donkey Boiz… the group consisted of El Negro, Dboi, Throttle and Cartier. They had a huge buzz primarily in the high schools and the Vallejo Area.