Mr. Porter

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Mr. Porter
Birth name Denaun Porter
Also known as Kon Artis, dEnAuN
Born (1978-12-07) December 7, 1978 (age 39)
North Carolina, U.S.
Origin Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, record producer
Instruments Vocals, keyboard, piano
Years active 1996–present
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 rapper 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,[1] 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.[2]

Porter started his career with the group D12 in the mid-1990s. He was inspired to rap and produce after hearing A Tribe Called Quest's "Bonita Applebum."[1]

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.").[3] 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 and has worked with Shady artists Slaughterhouse, Bad Meets Evil, 50 Cent and D12.

Mr. Porter is now most notably seen as a hype man in Eminem's live shows, to add extra effect to shows or to allow Eminem to take a breath while in mid performance, replacing Proof who died in 2006. In 2010 On Eminem 1st European Tour For 7 Years He Supported Him At Open Air Festival Switzerland,T In The Park Scotland ,Oxegen Ireland , The Home & Home Tour In Detroit & New York , Sao Paulo F1 Rocks Brazil. In 2011 He Supported Eminem On The Shows In The US & Cananda , The V Festival In England , Tennent's Vital In Bagnor Northern Ireland & At Shows In Australia Melbourne & Sydney , In 2012 He Done The Shows In Japan- Osaka & Tokoyo & South Korea - Seoul & F1 Abu Dhabi In 2013 he starred Eminem's performance of Rap God live at the very first Youtube Music Awards (YTMA). August 2013 He Supported Eminem At Shows In Belguim at Pukkelpop Destival ,Slane Castle Dublin Ireland , Glasgow Summer Sessions Bellahouston Park Glasgow Scotland, Stade De France Paris France, Reading & Leeds Festival England ,In 2014 he supported Eminem at Shows In Australia - Sydney Melbourne Brisbane & New Zealand - Auckland & South Africa - Cape Town & Johannesburg , Wembley Stadium London UK and at "The Monster Tour" with Rihanna. ,In 2017 He Supported Eminem At Glasgow Summer Sessions Bellahouston Park Glasgow Scotland , Reading & Leeds Festival England

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.

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.[4] 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.[5]


Collaboration albums[edit]


  • The Devil's Night Mixtape (with D12) (2015)

Guest appearances[edit]

Year Song Performer Album
1996 "Maxine" Eminem Infinite
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.
"Let's Roll"
"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
"Kinda Live"
"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 "Got To Go" Marvwon Heavy In The Head...
"Goose Down"
"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
"Slow Stir" Ro Spit, MarvWon, Young ROC IV Life...
2016 "Quiet" Royce da 5'9", Tiara Layers
"Trouble on My Mind" Kuniva A History of Violence Vol. 2