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.