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|Birth name||Denaun Porter|
|Also known as||Kon Artis, dEnAuN|
December 7, 1978 |
North Carolina, U.S.
|Origin||Detroit, Michigan, U.S.|
|Occupation(s)||Rapper, record producer|
|Instruments||Vocals, keyboard, piano|
|Labels||My Own Planet, Shady, Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records (current)|
|Associated acts||Fuzz Scoota, D12, Eminem, Bad Meets Evil, Royce da 5'9", Tony Yayo, Pharoahe Monch, Method Man, Obie Trice|
Denaun Porter (born December 7, 1978), also known by the stage names Mr. Porter and Kon Artis, is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer. He was best known as a member of Detroit rap group D12, until his departure in 2012, to focus on his solo career as a producer and rapper. In 2014 he rejoined D12 and was featured on the Shady XV album.
Born in North Carolina, Porter moved with his family to Mississippi and later to Detroit when he was 10. His father, Charles, is a gospel singer and former member of the Blind Boys of Alabama and The Christianaires; his mother is a writer.
Throughout his career he has both produced and performed vocally, producing songs for many notable artists such as Eminem, Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg, Royce Da 5'9" and 50 Cent (produced the song "P.I.M.P."). Mr. Porter has also produced two songs for rap group Slaughterhouse's major label debut, Welcome To: Our House.
Denaun is one of Eminem's hype men after the death of D12 band member Proof. He is also officially signed to Eminem's label Shady Records as a producer & has worked with Shady artists Slaughterhouse, Bad Meets Evil, 50 Cent & D12.
Mr Porter is now most notably seen supporting Eminem live, to add extra effect to shows or to allow Eminem to take a breath while in mid performance. In 2013 he starred Eminem's performance of Rap God live at the very first Youtube Music Awards (YTMA). In 2014 he supported Eminem at Wembley Stadium and at "The Monster Tour" with Rihanna.
Porter was a co-executive producer, with Eminem and Royce da 5'9", for Bad Meets Evil's debut EP Hell: The Sequel. He also has a cameo appearance in their music video "Fast Lane", as well as "Forever" by Drake featuring Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Eminem, and Eminem's single "No Love" featuring Lil Wayne and then in 2013 he featured in Eminem's "Rap God" video alongside other members of Slaughterhouse.
Denaun has been in talks of planning to release his debut studio album tHe mEmO soon, failing to meet the last deadline he announced to be in late 2013.
On March 24, 2012, Porter announced that he had left D12. He said that he wanted to focus on being a solo artist and producer, but clarified that he holds no animosity toward other members of the group. He is currently[when?] signed to Aftermath Entertainment as a producer.
In 2014, he rejoined D12 and contributed a verse to the song "Bane" on the Shady Records compilation album, Shady XV, released on November 24, 2014. In 2015, he appeared on D12's The Devil's Night Mixtape.
- tHe mEmO (TBA)
- sTuFf In My BaCkPaCk (2015)
- Po Folks (as Kon Artis) (2003)
- Runyon Ave mixtape Vol.1 (with Runyon Ave Soldiers) (2005)
- The Devil's Night Mixtape (with D12) (2015)
- NiNe (TBA)
|1997||"What, What"||Bizarre||Attack of the Weirdos|
|2000||"Under The Influence"||Eminem||The Marshall Mathers LP|
|2001||"The Do Do"||DJ Butter||Shit Happens|
|2003||"Spread Yo Shit"||Obie Trice||Cheers|
|"Bend a Corner"||Ras Kass||Re-Up: The Compilation|
|2004||"Look at Me Now"||Young Buck||Straight Outta Cashville|
|"We Some Dogs"||Method Man||Tical 0: The Prequel|
|"Crooked Letter I"|
|2005||"Big Mistake"||Trick-Trick||The People vs.|
|"Porno Bitches"||Bizarre||Hannicap Circus|
|"Nuthin' at All"|
|"She's a Pro"||Black Rob||The Black Rob Report|
|2006||"They're Out to Get Me"||Busta Rhymes||The Big Bang|
|"Keep It Live"||Black Milk||Broken Wax|
|"Whatever You Want"||Swifty McVay||Eminem Presents: The Re-Up|
|2007||"When the Gun Draws"||Pharoahe Monch||Desire|
|"Beneath the Diamonds"||DJ Drama||Gangsta Grillz: The Album|
|2008||"Getting Bitches"||Guilty Simpson||Ode to the Ghetto|
|"Send a Nigga Home"||Bishop Lamont||The Confessional|
|"Get 'Em"||Salam Wreck||Trouble Soon|
|2009||"Mine in Thiz"||Royce da 5'9"||Street Hop|
|2010||"Money"||Freeway and Jake One||The Stimulus Package|
|"Closed Chapter"||Black Milk||Album of the Year|
|2011||"I Just Want to Fuck"||Game||Purp & Patron|
|"My Own Way"||Snoop Dogg||Doggumentary|
|"Haile Selassie Karate"||Pharoahe Monch||W.A.R. (We Are Renegades)|
|"I'm on Everything"||Bad Meets Evil||Hell: The Sequel|
|"My Own Planet"||Royce da 5'9"||Success Is Certain|
|2012||"Make It Snow"||Tony Yayo, Bun B, Slim Thug||Sex, Drugs, & Hip-Hop|
|2013||"Sexual Healing"||Tony Yayo||Godfather Of The Ghetto|
|2014||"Losing My Mind"||Pharoahe Monch||PTSD|
|2015||"This Corner"||N/A||Southpaw: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack|
- Emcees Kon Artis and Kuniva welcome fans to 'D12 World'
- The dirty half-dozen
- Mr. Porter on Allmusic
- "Mr. Porter Announces Debut Album". Rap Radar. 2012-03-15. Retrieved 2012-03-30.
- "Mr. Porter Leaves D12, Shifts Focus To Solo Debut". BallerStatus.com. 2012-03-26.
- "D12 - The Devil's Night: Mixtape | Download & Listen [New Mixtape]". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 2016-01-23.