We had the good fortune of connecting with Donnie B. GotDaBeats and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Donnie B., can you share a quote or affirmation with us?
My favorite quote is: “Nobody cares who you are until everybody cares who you are”. I love this quote because of the motivational elements it presents to those that truly understand it’s meaning. It motivates me to keep pushing to be heard regardless of the circumstances and that my voice will matter when people understand me and my voice, then my voice and actions will be seen as credible.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Producer, Singer, & Mix Engineer Donnie B. GotDaBeats (formerly Donnie B. LeFlaire) is a Washington, D.C. native that moved to Los Angeles for the opportunity to perform on the large entertainment stage. Influenced by legendary talents such as Quincy Jones, Timbaland, DJ Premiere, Babyface, John Williams, and Hans Zimmer, he can’t be easily pigeonholed. He has long been a rapper, with catchy lyrical content and a seemingly endless swagger. With his later works, including the newest single, he’s coming into his own as a credible vocal threat. One fan said, “It’s music from the heart that hits you right between the ears.” 
 A consistent entertainer and producer these past 10 years, Donnie has released 12 singles and an album (“D-Day”, released in 2011) to his credit and his latest project being an EP called “West” (2022/23) – with 8-12 original songs that have a major label production sound. He has performed in concert with such music stars as Snoop Dogg, The Game, and Tank, and has been performing at various festivals, nightclubs, and events.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Honestly, I’m a homebody. I’d prefer to stay home and work. If I do go out, I’d meet friends at a low key place on the west side, Hollywood, or Downtown. I LOVE Perch LA, so I like to visit from time to time. I’m not a “foodie” or anything but, “have Oysters, will travel”!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My parents, my children, my significant other, my family, & my friends have all been instrumental in who I have become and I hold them very dear to my heart. It is their love and faith in me that guides my steps. I also want to acknowledge the people who doubted my growth and successes over the years. It is their energy that helped forge my determination and will to succeed.

Website: https://www.tell.ie/donniebgotdabeats

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Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/donnibgotdabeats

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Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/thebeattvla

Image Credits
Sara Lee Saleh Photography

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