Born in the late 70's to Laureda Nielsen, as Kirk Laurence. Raised in South East Washington, DC. The trials and tribulations of his life are expressed in his melodies charged by insightful lyrics and ear-grasping tracks. The work of songwriter / artist / producer known as A-DON, will be introduced in his debut album "Motherless Child". HERON L.L.C., a music production and publishing company, will also release a collection of his writings entitled "Sentences From Life."
A graduate from Howard University, A-DON had to survive on his own due to the fact that his mother and grandparents had passed away by the time he was 19. Always a poet, he took the open mic poetry scene by storm in the mid '90s, then focused on rap music as a medium to release his messages to his target audience, reflecting intense street smarts and a man who "listens to what his soul speaks.
Member and founder of HERON LLC, (formally PMM/Moshi-beti) a music production and publishing company based in Washington D.C., A-DON, was educated by the streets of SE D.C., but also in the traditional sense. Called the wise man on the streets because of his understanding, seen as a power player because of his elevation and longevity with his hustle; a businessman. A-DON, the artist, is the reflection of thoughts and emotions surfaced by the life Kirk leads. Confessions, anger, discontent with the norm, happiness, confusion, the message is in the life he leads. The first artist/producer/writer to be introduced through HERON LLC, a street wise and socially conscious poet fueled by a passion for writing and music, a youth molded by the streets and culture of Washington D.C., introduces a style unseen and incomparable to any other recording artist to date. With deep lyrical melodies and ear grasping tracks, A-DON is a force that will be recognized..