Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Robinson, Donnell Beloved Son

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Robinson, Donnell Beloved Son

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Robinson, Donnell Beloved son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend to so many, Donnell Robinson passed away too soon on September 12th, 2018. Donnell was born August 5, 1969 in St. Louis, Missouri and graduated from Ladue Horton Watkins High School in 1987. He moved to Austin, Texas after graduation and discovered a new force in music that he identified with -- hip-hop. With his booming voice and street-smart verses, Don adopted the moniker MC Overlord and performed with a live band when most hip-hop artists used recorded tracks or a DJ. Don embarked on a 30+ year career winning Austin Hip-Hop Artist of the year a record ten times, becoming a member of the Austin Music Hall of Fame. He challenged himself later in his career to become a voice and mentor for youth, creating four record albums as the bright and fun hero Big Don. …

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