Donnie Fresh uses his talents as a songwriter, producer, and rapper to spread his message of truth to the world. His musical journey started young, when he relocated to Houston, TX, in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina. He learned to play guitar, piano, and other instruments and began recording his first mixtapes. These he would sell at his high school to help his mother pay the bills. 15 years later, and Donnie is taking the world by storm with his music. He takes influence from artists such as Cash Money, Tyrone Davis, and Anthony Hamilton to create his unique sound that he will continue to develop through his career.
“Farewell Letter” is an upbeat, powerful R&B rap song off of Donnie’s latest EP “What Happened Last Thursday”. Using smooth, vigorous beats and piercing vocal effects, Donnie Fresh shows off his skills in production and performance. With lyrics like “I made this song just in case we never speak again”, Donnie grabs your attention and keeps you wanting more. He sings of all the painful moments a person goes through when they lose their significant other, like realizing you love someone more than they love you, or typing out meaningful messages only to delete them moments later. Donnie Fresh uses his voice as a songwriter to project his emotions into music, all the while keeping it fresh and entertaining.
Make sure to listen to “Farewell Letter” by Donnie Fresh here.
Hey Donnie Fresh, and welcome to BuzzMusic! We loved your new single “Farewell Letter”, and especially the thought and detail that went into it. Where do you take your inspiration from, and do you typically focus on your own experiences while writing?
I get all my inspiration from my life and personal experiences that been through or was around. “Farewell Letter” is a perfect explanation of my REAL life. The hurt, pain, the lies that people every day. That song set me free.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve had to overcome to make it to where you are today? What are you most proud of?
The biggest challenge I had to overcome to get to where I am today was myself. I had to learn to get out of my way, be open to new ideas and methods. Once I started to open up my ways I become a better writer and storyteller. And my most proud moment was when I did my first show in Waco and the crowd knew the words to my song.
You started selling your first mixtapes when you were in high school to help financially support your family. Have you always known you wanted a career in music, and how has your musical process evolved since those days?
Yes I always have known that I wanted to be a musician. My whole life, from being little and watching cash money and master p, TI, etc I knew I wanted to tell my story. And it evolved a lot because watching them I learned how to move like an artist and make my music quality like there’s.
What is one thing you want people to take away from your music, or in other words your primary message to the world?
That it is okay to be yourself. We all go through things that change us. Don’t be afraid to tell your story.
What can your fans anticipate next from you Donnie?
My album in August, more music, more video, more success.