Tuesday, March 4, 2014

MEKKA DON RAISES $20K in 30 days in crowdfunding campaign releases debut album "The Dream Goes On"

In order to release a great album, a few things must be present: great production, great engineering, and great marketing. If only it were free. Every Indie artist soon realizes the exorbitant amount of money it takes to compete in this industry, and without a major deal or investors, there are few options.

Mekka Don took to Indiegogo.com, a crowdfunding platform, to raise money for his album. His goal was $12,500, but his fans didn't stop there. He was able to raise over $21,000 from over 300 funders in a little over 30 days. 

The result of his efforts is his debut album, "The Dream Goes On," which was released today worldwide on iTunes and Amazon. The 10 track album chronicles his inspiring story of leaving a lucrative corporate position to pursue his true passion - music. He also delves into his thoughts on what it takes to be successful, relationships, and fighting through adversity. And on "Rockstar" and "Adrian Peterson" he has some fun while delivering a message.

Check out Mekka Don's new album on iTunes and Amazon. Links below:

Mekka Don
Twitter: @MekkaDonMusic

Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Dream Goes On Available For ITunes Preorder now!

The Dream Goes On will be released on March 4th but the pre-order is available on iTunes now! http://bit.ly/TheDreamGoesOn

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


We are raising funds to help with the release of Mekka Don's debut album " The Dream Goes On." It's been a long, hard journey to get to this point, and we couldn't have done it without your support as fans. We ask for your support in taking it to the next step and helping this dream become a reality. No donation is too big or too small. Thank You!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Awesome weekend! #Juice

This past weekend was eventful to say the least. From the ABC feature, a live TV performance of "Juice" on Fox 28, another impromptu appearance on ABC, "Juice" spinning on WNCI 97.9, and a radio interview with Matt Finkes and Archie on 95.5, the media was ever so present! I am grateful for that.
Outside of Ohio State's victory over Wisconsin, other highlights include the official launch of the "Juice" t-shirt line with J America and OSU, meeting Urban Meyer and Shelley Meyer after OSU practice and eating dinner with the team, my performance at Eleven Warriors "Eat Too Brutus", chopping it up with former teammates and Buckeye players, going to the game and hearing "Juice" live in the stadium,

meeting with Power 107.5 (Mekka Don music coming soon on there!), and hanging out with Buckeyes fans all over! We also shot the first promo video for "Juice" so look out for that. Check out the pictures below and make sure to get a Juice tee from Buckeye Corner (www.buckeyecorner.com), Lids (Lids.com) or OSU Athletics official shop site. And cop "Juice" from iTunes or Amazon if you haven't already. And as always...GO BUCKS! #Juice 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Mekka Don releases Buckeye Anthem "Juice"

Mekka Don will be releasing his new single  ”Juice” for Buckeye Nation on Tuesday August 6th that will be played at every home football game at The Shoe this upcoming season.  The song plays on the Urban Meyer mantra of who’s got the  “juice”, and features a catchy beat, hypnotic hook and plenty of fiery lyrics to get Buckeye Nation juiced up for games this year.

Mekka Don’s last Buckeye release “Let’s Go O-H-I-O” was played in The Shoe before every home game, licensed for commercial use by multiple outlets, and was performed at The Ohio State v. Indiana Men’s Basketball Game.  Additionally the song was used to create a “Let’s Go O-H-I-O” fan video with OSU which served as a rallying cry for the Men’s Basketball team during March Madness, and sparked the creation of a successful t-shirt by Columbus based company Homage.  “With the reception for ‘Let’s Go O-H-I-O’ last year and all of the excitement surrounding Ohio State Football this year, I felt like it was only right to give the fans something new to jam to before football games.  We’ve been through a lot the last couple years and its time for us to regain our rightful place in the college football landscape.  We all have to bring the Juice every single week,” says Mekka Don.

Juice is available for download athttp://shop.mekkadon.com .

Mekka Don is a former Ohio State football player, and OSU graduate who is a rising star in the music industry. He was named and MTV Freshman last year by MTVu, has licensed music to multiple networks including ESPN and BTN, and has been featured on several media outlets including MTV, VH1, and Sirius radio.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Stack 'Em (Dollar Bills) by Mekka Don

"For once we got a rapper with a positive message about grinding that isn’t about slangin’ thangs! We’ve been following this cat Mekka Don for a minute on Twitter and he always seems to bring good energy. He just released this song “Stack ‘Em.” " Janee Bolden Senior Editor Bossip 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Mekka Don Ace Hood Jy 4th!

Mekka Don Ace Hood July 4th Tampa! Be there!

Monday, April 29, 2013

NFL Draft Week 2013 Recap

The NFL Draft is one of my favorite events because I love football and the events surrounding it are AMAZING.  This draft week was filled with events, networking, red carpet, and even an opportunity for me to be philanthropic (on my low level lol).  I got a chance to chop it up with NFLPA Director DeMaurice Smith (potential partners in the future! *fingers crossed*), newly drafted NY Jets Quarterback Geno Smith (cool dude), and Baltimore Ravens safety and Super Bowl champ James Ihedigbo and former NFLer Tutan Reyes at their charity event!  Shout out to two great foundations (Hope Africa and Beyond the Boroughs) - Check them out!  Also shout out to all of the draft picks, including my Buckeyes who were drafted (Hankins, Simon, and Fragel - lol sounds like an old school folk group!)  Check out the pics...Mekka Don was definitely in the building!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Mekka Don : Big Ten "Lay It On The Line" on ITUNES

Download the official Big Ten Tourney Anthem "Lay it On the Line" on ITUNES by clicking below DOWNLOAD "LAY IT ON THE LINE" ON ITUNES

Mekka Don Inks Deal With Big Ten Network for Conference Tournament

With the Big Ten being widely recognized as the best basketball conference in the country this year, many sports enthusiasts are looking forward to Big Ten Tournament to see who will emerge as the best in the best conference. Many analysts believe the Big Ten will have six or more teams in the NCAA Tournament, and at least four teams from the conference have been ranked in the top five nationally this year. The intersection of music and sports is prominently on display during high profile sporting events. Almost every sports arena has a DJ; players submit playlists to be played during warmups; and networks license music to help create excitement for their broadcasting. Mekka Don, an independent hip-hop artist and former NCAA athlete (Ohio State football), has inked a multi-song licensing deal with the Big Ten Network to provide music for the upcoming Big Ten Tournament games and coverage. The Big Ten Tournament begins on March 14th on the Big Ten Network. Mekka Don, who has licensed music to several other outlets including ESPN, the Big East Network, Fox Sports Ohio and others says, “I am really excited to be a part of this. Being a former athlete, I definitely understand how music can add to the overall sporting experience. Shout out to the Big Ten!” For more information on the Big Ten Tournament please log onto www.bigten.org . Mekka Don’s lead song “Big Ten (Lay it on the Line)” for the tourney can be downloaded from iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/big-ten-lay-it-on-line-single/id616823358) and Amazon, and more information on the artist can be found on www.mekkadon.com .

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Mekka Don and Philly P " The Real" prod. by AU

When we were down in Columbus recently we had to connect with the homies Philly P and the Audio Unit and get in the lab. The experiment resulted in "The Real." The track is all Ohio all around. AU uses an Ohio Players sample on the beat, and Philly P and Mekka Don show the nation that Ohio's definitely got some real spitters. Check the track below.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

OSU/Mekka Don Basketball Promo Debuts at Michigan State game!

This past Sunday at the Ohio State v. Michigan State game, the promo video I did with the basketball team debuted on the Jumbotron. My song "Let's Go (O-H-I-O)" (available on iTunes) was featured in the video. The video also featured the infamous Nuthouse (OSU students section), OSU cheerleaders, and Brutus. The Let's Go O-H-I-O shirt I'm wearing is courtesy of HOMAGE. We're told the video will be shown again at the Illinois game on March 10th. We'll also release it online shortly. Stay tuned. Go Bucks!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Performance at Skully's

I am truly grateful for to everyone who came out to my show at Skully's on February 11th! It's difficult to get people to come out at all...especially on a MONDAY in Columbus. But we definitely put on a show...video coming soon! #PilotBoys

Performance at the Ohio State v. Indiana game!

Although OSU lost, I had a blast performing at the OSU v. Indiana game! The crowd was amped up and Buckeyes definitely have the best fans in the land!

Monday, December 31, 2012


2012 was a great year for Mekka Don and the team! Shout out to Viswant, Sylvia, Arnold, Irena, Mark, Derrick and all of the Pilot Boys! 2013 will only be better! The image

is a 2012 Mekka Don Year in Review. Thank you to everyone for your support...without you I'm nothing!

Saturday, September 15, 2012


Check Mekka Don's headlining performance for Ohio State's incoming freshman class during Welcome Week.

Monday, August 13, 2012


The momentum continues to build as Mekka Don has been nominated for 2 prestigious Ohio Hip Hop Awards.  Nominated under categories "Mixtape Artist of the Year" and  "Best Male Artist" Mekka Don is very appreciative of the recognition from his home state. " I'm from Ohio and Ohio is where I first fell in love with hip hop. To be recognized for my music from the people of my state is truly an honor. I hope to continue to represent and build on the national buzz that artists such as Kid Cudi, MGK, Stalley and Chip the Ripper have brought  to the state. " Please go vote for Mekka HERE and check out the new remix to MGK's "Wild Boy" that Mekka Don recorded for the occasion "Ohio Boy"