[Artists] - Atlanta's Own "UNSIGNED HYPE" Mr 285 (September)




Atlanta native Mr.285 was born in a city where artists thrive to expose their various musical talents. Born Dontea Banks aka MR 285.  MR 285 has been all around the city Atlanta in promoting his music hence the name MR 285 has stuck with him since I-285 is a circular Interstate highway around the city of Atlanta.

Opening Stage Acts. MR 285s rap career started at the age of 12.  As an up and coming artist, MR 285 opened for JT Money (Rap/Hip Hop Artist) at a show in Florida while still enrolled in grade school in Atlanta, GA. He also performed along side of D4L (Rap/Hip Hop Group) for a charitable event hosted by: Hosea Feed the Hungry (non-profit organization) at Atlantas own Turner Field.

Kuntry Klub Music, LLC. In the fall of 2009, Kuntry Klub Music discovered MR 285 at an Open Mic show and immediately recognized his is now the force behind his marketing and promotion.  MR 285 has shot music videos, been involved in several photo shoots and worked with a whos who of producers around the Atlanta area:  JSky (88 Grand Ent) , Jason (BeatSmith Production), ANT (Atlanta Music Productions)  and The B.A.L.L. Foundation (Kuntry Klub Music).

Current Ventures. MR 285 is currently marketing his new single Louis, Gucci, Prada which is being played on V-103 (Atlanta, GA Radio Station). He continues to push his career further by performing as a solo artist at clubs such as Club Bankhead, Wax, Club Frequency, Club Texano, Oceans 66, Club Crucial, Pin Ups, and more

Public Image. There are several DJs in the Atlanta area that know MR 285 from his creative music and fiery performances thus he is still asked to perform at several Open-Mic and clubs throughout the month.

Philanthropy. MR 285 has a pretty intense schedule as an artist and loves working community and private events.  He hosted the third annual Swimsuits and Stilettos and performed in front of a crowd of cheering children at Atlantas Toys of Tots.  MR 285 also performed at the Home Team Day 3 sponsored by Home Team Apparel, as well as the Youth Spring Break Community Bash.

If determination were measured with an unsigned artist, then naming himself after a well traveled interstate in Atlanta, GA would fit MR 285 as he has traveled miles around Atlanta determined to push his music to various audiences.

Influence of Music. MR 285 creates music because of his love of the Arts, thus this is his way of expressing what he has been through to various audiences.  MR 285 states that music is his life.  Without music I would not know where I would be today.   Creating music is great because its a good way of expressing things thats on my mind at any given time.  Whether your dancing, singing, rapping or by spoken word its Awesome, states MR 285.

As audiences hear the artist MR 285, he hopes to convey the message that no matter how much people tell you that its not possible to chase your dreams, you can! Stay passionate and keep striving to be the best at whatever it is that you strive to do. MR 285 mentions that the legendary Tupac Shakur inspired his rap career because he also wrote about how he felt about certain situations that affected his life at the time.
Its also good to just make fun music.  You know you have made an impact on someones life, when you see that smile from a song you wrote and performed, said MR 285.
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