Who is Mista Doesha?
I was born and raised in Lynwood. A small city in southern California. Just north of Compton.
My older brother James Sr (Jimmy) was a DJ for a local rap group. He eventually started rapping. I always wanted to be like Jimmy, so I throw my hand in. My 1st few attempts at writing a rap were HORRIBLE... Jimmy told me if I came back with something dope, he would give me my MC name. It took a LONGTIME, but I finally found my voice. I was already going by Kidd Deuce, but he said it was to simple. So he said "you're MC Kiddo from now on" And I ran with it. I put Kiddo on everything from hats to jackets. I won 2 talent shows in high school under that name. Of course as we all do, I got older, and with Mr Kiddo. My cousin Chill (Eric) started calling me Doe Doe, which eventually evolved into Doesha, like that California sticky. I kept the Mista, and here we are.
I've been asked, and have even asked myself if I'm too old to be rapping? Hell Nah!!!! Hip Hop is ageless. The taboo is, that this is a young mans game. I've been in this industry since 1994. After my brother was killed, I gave up on being an artist. But I kept writing and working on my rhyming skills. I met a dope MC/producer name Motoe Blizzid (Motoe Haus). He heard my story, and helped me get my mojo back. If not for Motoe, I wouldn't be doing this today.
I've accomplished one of my goals so far. Putting out music for the world to here. I still have more work to do though. I'm not looking to get rich. Don't get it twisted, I want that bag. But I would rather be know for my contribution to Hip Hop, and my skills as a MC than another rich rap guy.
Shout out to Doc Eas (Rashad Eas) for believing in me, my skills, and my talent as an artist.
My brothers memory is my main motivation. He is the reason I started making music in the first place. It was Jimmy's dream before it was mine. Though my love for the culture motivates me to keep the roots of hip hop alive. Change is good. Change will happen. But I'm from the Golden Era Of Hip Hop. Cats getting paid to look cool on stage and in the video ain't hip hop. Cats hummin over auto tune over a dope beat ain't hip hop. Call that something else. Bars over glamour.
The Next Chapter in The Book Of Doesha is currently being written. I started Collaborating with Grim Reality Entertainment in 2020. Now I'm officially down with the label. New opportunities. New moves being made. I stay on my grind.
I want my OGs to l hear my music and say, that dudes dope. I'll never get to big to open or collab with the OGs that came before me. I'm a student of Hip Hop. I'm working to be a teacher in the game. Right now it's My Time. And I'm taking full advantage of every opportunity that comes my way.