John “Jonni Dōl” Dolmo pronounced (jŏn'ē - dole)/ Johnny Dole, born John D. Grant Avila in Boston, MA on March 10, 1985, is a Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) Musician, Songwriter, Performer, Entertainment Entrepreneur and CEO/Co-Founder of The Golden Gates ENT; who has been writing, performing and recording music for over 9 years. Blending the native musical cultures of his Latina (Honduran-Garifuna) mother and West Indian (Trinidadian) father into the American Hip-Hop style to create his own unique “stilo,” with which Jonni Dōl exemplifies the term versatile. His goal as an artist/company CEO is to open the “Golden Gates” to a new era of music for the masses that not only gives you something to “bump to”, but something one can truly listen to. His motto is "I've now realized in depth that with life comes many experiences, with experiences growth, and with growth, comes knowledge and wisdom,” and it’s that mindset that leads to greatness. Jonni Dōl has performed/collaborated with major artists such as Tony Touch, Cuban Link, Bang’em Smurf and Domination as well as several other musicians. He's had hits like “Afro-Latino” getting international airplay; performed in various night clubs throughout upstate NY & NYC, Chicago, as well as New England, and has had his music featured on several mix tapes. With all that said, Jonni Dol offers you his life experiences, his growth from boy to man and the knowledge to know that his path as a musician is destined for greatness via his lyricism, natural rhythmic flow and independent swagger.
A dynamic show of the lyrical prowess, songwriting ability, and cross-over potential is made evident in this tremendously talented young man through this amazing song! JoNNi DoL carries on his back the weight of enlightening the minds of his Latino people (more directly the Garifuna) to their rich cultural history, and to be prideful of all aspects of who they are... including, but not limited to the "Darker" aspects of Latino ancestry. PS- That is JoNNi DoL on both the hook and verses!Duration: 04:37
This is a truly incredible show of the dynamic Lyrical versatility that encompass' the artist JoNNi DoL. Switching back and forth between a Trinidadian and Bostonian(U.S.A.) English accent as well as Spanish with such fluidity and ease that the true listener of lyricism and artistry will be left astonished. Anyone with the abilty to orchestrate the creation of such a rhythmically unique and yet marketable sound is worth a second look... and in this regard, JoNNi DoL is unrivaled.Duration: 03:27
Another verbal compilation of lyrical mastering by yours truly. JoNNi DoL once again exhibits an amazing ability to utilize witty wordplay with an astonishing rhythmic flow and help from The Supremes to bring the listeners to "the roof" of hip-hop lyrical enjoyment.Duration: 02:17
An honest from the heart autobiographical description of JoNNi DoL's youth presented to you via his amazing lyrical and songwriting capabilities.Duration: 03:26
Another Brilliant show of the lyrical mastery of this incredibly talented artist. This is how you make a statement! Recorded 5-18-2011Duration: 03:44
“Not only do Jonni Dol lyrics display his intellect, it also shows his pride, not only in himself, but also in his Garinagu history. He does so with "witty wordplay" as well as hard cold facts. Then once he steps away from weighted issues, he shows his humorous as well as laid back style. The kid has the total package!”...,
Ballo Fernandez, GM magazine.
“Now we need to have him share his music and life with the world!” ... Shaun Drunkle Flanagan, Mount Carmel Lodge, Lynn MA