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Katana Da Don is a seasoned songwriter, performer, producer and published author. Her ability to glide between genres with hard hitting lyrics and catchy melodies have put her in a category of her own. Katana has the ability to captivate an audience with her raw emotional delivery and comedic banter, between and during, her song delivery. She has toured throughout most of North America and Oahu, Hawaii. With her knowledge and experience, she has mentored younger artists and taught them how to be self sufficient and authentic with their craft.

 

 

Latest News

June 27, 2019

I absolutley love what I do!!!
Thank you @focomx for the beautiful feedback 😢 #Grateful

 

May 5, 2019

Can’t wait to get back to The Temple Of Higher Consciousness tonight opening for the one and only Bleezus Khrist- of DCSFM Muzyk!! Saw him a couple weeks ago and he killed it so I know it’s gone be 🔥 If you’re in Colorado Springs, come thru and vibe 🤘🏿

 

 

April 23, 2019

I’m amped for these shows I got coming up this weekend!!! Much love to FoCoMx and Your Mom’s House for giving me the opportunity to rock the stage!! Ooowweee (Birdman hand rub) I can’t wait to get it in!!!!!

 

 

April 13, 2019

I’m so honored to be a part of this celebration with Judah Priest this Friday! Colorado Springs…come vibe 😁🌬

 

March 16, 2019

Tour dates with Carnage the Executioner

Maaaann I’m soooo ready to join my bro @carnagetheexecutioner on tour!!! I’ll be live and direct with my crew on the dates below with new music and merch!!! We put on a show so be prepared to have a good time!!! See you there….

Carnage The Executioner’s **LIVE TO EAT TOUR** ————— •Wednesday, March 20: Fort Collins, CO – The Whisk(e)y — •Thursday, April 4: Minneapolis, MN – Bryant Lake Bowl Theater (album release) — •Friday, April 5: Ames, IA – DG’s Tap House — •Saturday, April 6: Cedar Falls, IA – Octopus —

 

November 19, 2018

Runs In The Family [Beat Tape]

Soooo I decided to drop a beat tape yesterday. This music is my way of saying Happy Birthday to my Dad Kwame Mugodo and celebrating the love we share for music. Freestyle to it. Dance to it. Do what you do. If it wasn’t for him, introducing this beautiful thing that I love to me at an early age, I really don’t know where I’d be. So thanks Pops. I owe you my life. Love you Baba! Runs In The Family [beat tape] available on

SoundCloud:
https://soundcloud.com/katanadadonproductions/sets/runs-in-the-family-beat-tape

BandCamp:
https://katanadadonproductions.bandcamp.com/album/runs-in-the-family-beat-tape

BeatStars:
https://kdd_productions.beatstars.com/

 

November 4, 2018

SECRET WEAPON VOL 1 & 2 11 YR ANNIVERSARY

These projects changed my life so I decided to release them both on all streaming services (with a few bonuses😉).
Most people didn’t even know I could rap or sing at the time; hence, the title Secret Weapon. I’m grateful for the crazy ass time I had while I was creating these albums (the memoir is in the making) and for all the artists, producers, engineers and studios who were a part of this era of my career 🙏🏾

Itunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/secret-weapon-vol-1/1441380539

Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/album/4GYTqOUJAba0bnpJBYCV0n?si=QLWAS9hFQZawh5nj3SgN-Q

 

August 20, 2018

Katana Da Don LIVE @ The State Fair!!!!

Aug 27th | 2:15pm
Come see me at the Mn State Fair!!! 🤘🏾

 

 

May 16, 2018

The Janet Tape

Confession – I’ve always had a semi obsession with Janet Jackson. Since today is her birthday, I decided to drop a little tape (4 songs) that I produced from sample of her songs Living In A World, Come Back To Me, Together Again (Remix) and Warmth. It ended up being pretty dope! I was also blessed to have a feature by The Means on Soul Searching. Take a listen…

 

 

May 15, 2018

Put Me On

Get one of my fresh new T Shirts and put me on!!! Get one of my original tees and get your choice of my cd’s for only $5 bucks!!! Click the pic…

 

May 5, 2018

Touring with Carnage the Executioner

Carnage the Executionerand special guest performer Katana Da Don continue killin stages in the ATTACK OF THE SHOW STEALER TOUR PART III – See you soon!
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Saturday, May 5: Cincinnati, OH – Northside Yacht Club
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Sunday, May 6: Dayton, OH – Blind Bob’s
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Monday, May 7: Cleveland, OH – The Symposium
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Tuesday, May 8: Columbus, OH – Victory’s Live
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Wednesday, May 9: New Haven, ID – Carl’s Tavern
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Thursday, May 10: Milwaukee, WI – Red Dot
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Friday, May 11: Steven’s Point, WI – Kristen’s River Walk
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Saturday, May 12: Eau Claire, WI – The Plus
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#AttackOfTheShowStealer #AttackOfTheShowStealerTour #HistoryRepeatsProductions #AOTSS #AOTSSTour #Hecatomb #ShowStealer

 

 

April 14, 2018

HaJ (Half Asian Jesus)

With a Friday the 13th realease, Please Find This is a magic carpet ride that visits past demons, addiction, failed relationships with a twisted hope for the future. HaJ’s style is a very blurred blend between The Weeknd’s flawed love stories and XXXtentacion’s playful/dark rhymes. Take a listen….
 
Please Find This by halfasianjesus (HaJ) [Recorded, mixed and mastered by KDD Pro]
 
 

 

April 5, 2018

I’ll be on Tour with Carnage the Executioner!!!!

I’m super excited to join my bro Carnage the Executioner on tour!!! Catch us if u can!!!
Carnage The Executioner’s ATTACK OF THE SHOW STEALER TOUR PART III launches on Thursday, April 26! Observe the 17 dates/cities listed, mark your calendars and prepare to be rocked!

 

December 23, 2017

New Music on Spotify

Just put out a new playlist – CaliSota 1.5 (born in California, raised in Minnesota) and it’s available now on #Spotify and #Itunes  Featuring: Jae Havoc, Soul Reflect and NoFuckAround Gang  Producers: Jae Havoc, A1 Sound Productions and KDD Pro

 

 

November 4, 2017

New Vid from Da Don in City Pages

Thanks to for the Top 5 Music Videos love! Check out HELL IF I KNOW directed by @killingjokefilms http://www.citypages.com/music/katana-da-don-scares-up-a-good-time-in-this-weeks-top-5-mn-music-videos/454195763

 

 

August 27, 2017

Interview with Hip Hop Nation

Had one of thee dopest interviews ever with @djdivine_mpls on #HipHopNation!!! Thanks for the invite bruh! U cool people 😎
Stay tuned… #KatanaDaDon #DjDivine #SoulReflect #KatastrofikEntertainment

 

 

August 26, 2017

ATTACK OF THE SHOWSTEALER @ Bryant Lake Bowl

ATTACK OF THE SHOW STEALER
starring Carnage The Executioner
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Mpls Documentary Premiere •
Q&A • Live Performances •
All Night Music Videos
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Spirited stage shatterer Carnage The Executioner takes both the stage and the big screen for the premiere of his first live performance documentary, ATTACK OF THE SHOW STEALER.

Enjoy an exceptional evening of vivid visuals provided by History Repeats Productions (documentary producer) and Killing Joke Films.

Live performances to accompany the visuals will by provided by:
-Carnage The Executioner
-Katana Da Don
-King Karnov

This is a one-night only event at Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater, so get your tickets early!
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•Friday, September 1, 2017
•Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater
(810 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408)
•Doors: 8pm, Show: 8:30
•$10-$17 Sliding Scale
•All Ages
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<Tickets available online:
www.bryantlakebowl.com>
<Ticket info line: 612.825.8949>

www.carnagetheexecutioner.com

 

 

May 23, 2017

TC PRIDE w/Katana & The Choppers

Katana Da Don & The Choppers will be bringing a fusion of Rap, Rock n Soul LIVE at #TCPride Sunday, June 25th on the Power to the People (P2P) Stage at 2pm! 😃

 

 

May 2, 2017

Hip Hop x RnB x Rock x Trap = Katana Da Don 💯

Follow me on @Spotify

 

May 1, 2017

Check out this crazy freestyle with @carnagetheexecutioner beat boxing for the #RappersRoundTable at @caddyswag / @freshcoastlive featuring
@stpaulslim @capaciti13 @so_bornroyalty @osp_aka_fidel @callouscool @back_2_back_muzik @werd_jd @myalklammer @mohsmusic #KAT #TruthMaze on @soundcloud

 

 

April 21, 2017

In loving memory of one of my biggest influences #RIPPRINCE 💜 #RestInPurple

Listen to THE RAIN by KATANA DA DON on @SoundCloud (Click the pic below)


 

 

April 20, 2017

It’s 4/20 and It’s the perfect day to drop NEW MUSIC so here’s #CaliSota – California and Minnesota are both my homes and biggest artistic influences. Here’s what that marriage created!!

Thanks to Brady Bell IV for the dope production and mixing on ‘Let Me Know’, Web Beats for the production on ‘Center Stage’ and Soul Reflect for the feature on ‘Numb P2’.

Listen to #CaliSota by Katana Da Don on #SoundCloud

 

 

January 8th, 2017

#BeatBitches NEW Single #DEADLY7 is now available on BandCamp!!!

Prod. by Definite Essence
Mix by Katana Da Don
Master by Ron Ron Hughes
http://beatbitches.bandcamp.com/track/beat-bitches-deadly-7

6 Emcees + 1 DJ = #BeatBitches

 

December 5, 2016 

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In honor of the greatest producer of all times JayDee aka J Dilla, the James Dewitt Yancey Foundation MN Chapter and the Twin Cities DillaDay Commitee will host an exclusive Producer Beat Battle/War!
This event will also serve as a fundraiser for the Annual Twin Cities DillaDay 2017, an event to honor the life and legacy of James Dewitt Yancey aka JayDee/J Dilla!

December 14th (Wed.)
18+ Event w/valid
$8ADV/$10DOS
Tickets Available at: first-avenue.com
or call 651-270-7592
http://first-avenue.com/event/2016/12/jaydee-beat-batch-wars

This is an ALL Styles Battle
Crowd Judges

16 Producers go head 2 head:
Benzilla(defending champion)
Tommy Karate
Sun Chi Som
RDM
Katana Da Don Productions
Aaron Price
>”Greater Than”
Mic Titan
Yokaii
D Smooth
Black Magick
Forcast
Jake Tang
Buddy Madison
GeNreal
Virgo
Winner takes cash prize and an exclusive J Dilla Merch Package!

DJ’s SciPreme Beats and Francisco will provide hard knocking bangers and percussion all night

Hosted by: Chadwick “Niles” Phillips

Special Guests:
Shylee612
https://www.facebook.com/MusicallyEncryptedd/

Empire X:
https://www.facebook.com/EmpireXMusic/

Questions: Please contact Reies Romero @ 651-270-7592
or reies1976@gmail.com

 

 

September 7, 2016

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If you missed it, check me out on the cover of Twin Cities Gay Scene!!!
Thank you so much to my guy Kaoz for the poignant questions and my amazing friend/photographer Justin DuBois Frank for capturing these moments!!!

http://twincitiesgayscene.com/SCENEWebEdition070/html5/index.html?page=1

Get my album KUT THROAT on iTunes or listen on Spotify!!!
Itunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/kut-throat/id1124678042

Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/7vnytPgaU9IK2ucMXOejH6

 

 

August 30, 2016

Check out my spin on Tech N9ne’s PTSD for his Warror Built Emcee Contest!!!

Get my album Kut Throat on Itunes!!!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/kut-throat/id1124678042

 

 

August 12, 2016

For those who missed my album release, no problemo!!! Here’s a little taste of what happened when I joined Rah Digga on stage at the Nomad World Pub (Minneapolis) to act as Mariah Carey for “Baby If You Give It To Me” by Busta Rhymes!!! ‪#‎TGIF‬
Filmed and Edited by my guy Andrew T. Stemig of History Repeats productions
This is why ‪#‎YouShouldaCame‬!!!
Get Katana Da Don‘s album ‪#‎KutThroat‬ on @Itunes!!!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/kut-throat/id1124678042

 

 

August 11, 2016

Get my ‪#‎NEW‬ album ‪#‎KutThroat‬ at ‪#‎ElectricFetusMpls‬ where they ALWAYS show love to local artists!!!

2000 4th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

electric fetus

 

 

July 30, 2016

I feel so honored to be among this awesome ensemble of artists that Damien Nova put together to add our artistry to his production!!! From Poetry to Techno, this album is INCREDIBLE!!! Check it out on Bandcamp!!!



 

 

July 29, 2016

Pancake 7 and Katana Da Don — with Stanley Young, Tana Katana Matthews, Shermo Shermo,Matthew Keseley, Sydney Fulton, Nick Jaffe, Becca Barniskis and Tom Woodling at Acadia.

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