Today, our boy Denaun Porter, also known as Kon Artis and Mr. Porter by his stages names, has turned 48 years old. To honor his birthday, we have listed some of the great features he has done through his incredible career. Happy birthday Denaun!
1. Tech N9ne – “She Devil,” featuring D12 (2002)
“She Devil” is a song by Tech N9ne, featuring D12’s Bizarre, Kuniva, Kon Artis (Mr. Porter), Swifty McVay and Big Proof, produced by RonnZfromBerlin from Tech N9ne’s album called “Absolute Power.” Additional vocals in the song are provided by Kendra Matthews, Alonda Patterson, Grant Rice, Erica Hugunin and Krizz Kaliko.
2. Gorillaz – “911,” featuring D12 & Terry Hall (2001)
The song was recorded right after 9/11 events when D12 was stuck in England where they came across the Gorillaz. Damon Albarn and Terry Hall had previously spoken about collaborating together, and since Albarn had been wanting to experiment with Middle Eastern music, they decided on this track, inspiring Albarn to take it in a different direction. Damon Albarn invited the band back to his studio to listen to an early version of the song, they added additional production to the song, then laid down their verses. All D12 members are featured on a track, except Eminem.
3. Obie Trice – “Spread Yo S–t,” featuring Kon Artis (Mr. Porter) (2003)
“Spread Yo S–t” is 11th track on Obie Trice’s Shady Records debut album Cheers. It features and is produced by Mr. Porter himself. In the song Obie addresses those who pervade their slanderous misinformation to depreciate his leverage as an artist while Mr. Porter provides the hook and the intro of the song is done by Big Proof.
4. Method Man – “We Some Dogs,” featuring Redman, Snoop Dogg & Mr. Porter (2004)
In 2004, Mr. Porter jumped on a track with some of the greatest names in hip-hop: Method Man, Redman and Snoop Dogg. Porter provided the hook for a track which was included in Method Man’s album, called Tical 0: The Prequel.
5. Busta Rhymes – “They’re Out to Get Me,” featuring Mr. Porter (2006)
“They’re Out to Get Me” is a song from Busta Rhymes’ 2006 album, titled The Big Bang. The song features and is produced by Mr. Porter. “They see my name and lifestyle and say I changed / They so cold… I know… that they’re out to get me,” sings Mr. Porter. A common concept among people is that they tend to drift away from once close friends either consciously or not. And it is a common saying to tell someone he/she has changed in is attitude toward his friends.
6. Pharoahe Monch - “When The Gun Draws,” featuring Mr. Porter (2007)
“When The Gun Draws” is number seven track from Pharoahe Monch’s second solo album Desire, released on June 26, 2007. Monch spits from the perspective of a bullet, touching on social issues, conspiracy and the assassination of political figures. Monch spits from the perspective of a bullet, touching on social issues, conspiracy and the assassination of political figures. The song is produced by Mr. Porter. He also composed the chorus of the song in which he sings: “First the gun draws and you know / That something’s happening / Then darkness falls and, oh / Your heart beats rapidly / Be prepared because / War is coming / You can’t be scared now / When the streets is calling you.”
7. Royce Da 5’9″ – “Mine In Thiz,” featuring Mr. Porter (2009)
“Mine In Thiz” is a song from Royce 5’9″‘s fourth solo studio album Street Hop, released in 2009. The song is produced by Denaun Porter as well as he’s featured on the hook of the song.
8. Snoop Dogg – “My Own Way,” featuring Mr. Porter (2011)
“My Own Way” is track number 3 on Snoop Dogg’s eleventh solo studio album called Doggumentary and it is another song that is produced Mr. Porter and features him on the hook of the song. Snoop even dropped the music video of the song on April, 2011 but Mr. Porter did not make the cameo.
9. PRhyme – “Made Man,” featuring Mr. Porter & Big K.R.I.T.
In 2018 Mr. Porter jumped on a track with PRhyme to do a chorus for DJ Premier-produced track “Made Man,” from PRhyme 2 album.
10. Eminem – “Yah Yah,” featuring Royce Da 5’9″, Black Thought, Q-Tip & Mr. Porter (2020)
On “Yah Yah,” a 10th track from Music To Be Murdered By, Eminem enlists fellow emcees Royce Da 5’9″, Black Thought and Q-Tip for a posse cut over an upbeat boom-bap instrumental, produced by featured artist Denaun. Over a near five-minute runtime, the rappers pay homage to inspirational hip-hop veterans and display their lyrical prowess.