Gonja is an independent American hip-hop artist, producer, and songwriter (via ASCAP). He’s C.E.O & co founder of his own start-up record label Def Side Records™ which manages artists from Cincinnati OH, Indianapolis IN, and Atlanta GA. Gonja has collaborated, produced, and performed the opening acts for several local & industry artists ranging from J-Kwon (So So Def Entertainment) to Shawty Lo (D4L Records). Gonja’s energy and stage presence is being felt by an increasing fan base across the midwest as well as the south. Gonja is best known for his aggressive voice & delivery on the mic, as well as his ability to tell true-to-life stories over his 808 flooded, street anthem style beats. The midwest rapper/producer’s beats have also found their way to local artists & Dj’s recording studios from Cincinnati OH to Austin TX, Chicago IL, Atlanta GA, Indianapolis IN, and Wolverhampton England. His music & videos are being featured on local cable access channels, internet radio stations, and blog sites from the US to the UK. Gonja released his first official solo mixtape album titled "Hitman for Hire (Volume 1)" March 9, 2012 which he independently promoted and distributed physically and digitally. To date the self-produced “#HitmanMixtape” has been streamed & downloaded by thousands of fans, Dj’s, promoters, and bloggers worldwide.