Keyon La Don was born on February 3, 1984 and raised on the west side of Detroit, Michigan. She has always been fond of writing, but it wasn't til she fell in love with music when her creativity took control. She was inspired by her brothers, rapper, Famine, and rapper, Black Chemical. Though she had little faith in her skills, as she matured, so did her lyrics. In 2002, Keyon La Don, born as Nakita Riggs, graduated from Northwestern High School and finally came out of the closet to her family. It was a difficult time in her life, but she was no longer trapped from being her true self. During the summer of 2002, Keyon began meeting other lesbians in her area. Not being familiar with the lifestyle, it took her some time to find herself as a stud verses an individual. During her new found lifestyle, she experienced many heartbreaks and failed relationships. The only thing that saved her, was her music. That year, Keyon began writing about her dating experiences with women. It started off with just 16 bars, and soon, she had full songs. Not only did writing help her mentally, but it helped her emotionally. Music was like therapy for her soul. From 2004-2006, Keyon continued writing. She wrote songs like "Stay Fly", " I'm Fine", and "Nothing". In 2006, Keyon created her first music page on Myspace and received many praises for her "Stay Fly" song. In 2007, Keyon wrote a song called "Strap-On Magic", which was a provocative song illustrating her ability to please a woman with a sex toy. Keyon's first live performance was in December 2006, when she performed "Strap-On Magic" at Palladium. She was nervous at first, but as she began rapping, it felt as if music was what she was born to do. By the end of 2008, Keyon was ready to take her talent to a new level. She began working on an official mix tape with Producer, Fatal the Hitman. Keyon is now taking the necessary steps to pursue a career in music. Her goal is to become a songwriter and start her own music promotional business in the future. As she continues to grow mentally, emotionally, and musically, she focuses on expanding her songwriting skills beyond rap. She is currently writing R&B, Rock, and even gospel songs. Her plan is to team up with other talented musicians and create a phenomenal compilation album featuring her songs. Despite procrastinating for the past seven years, Keyon believes 2011 is the perfect time for her to shine. She believes she has the ability to create music that is not only for the LGBT community, but for everyone. Her focus this year is to expose creativity and diversity amongst hip-hop, grow her fan base, and promote her own record label, Hits Tree Entertainment, LLC (http://www.HitsTree.com).
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From the "Unclaimed Stud" mixtape.Duration: 03:53
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2012 Ferndale Pride Live Performance by Keyon La DonDuration: 06:37
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Hip-hop may no longer be a boys' club, but from Lil' Kim to Nicki Minaj, most female artists have relied on revealing fashion and man-eating lyrics for chart success.
Keyon La Don is ready to change that.