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Donald Mayhem - SKYWRITTERS


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  • Skywritters (cd digi-pack)

    Crafted in a true boutique nature, SKYWRITTERS was delicately created by Thaione Davis with absolute attention to aesthetic and quality, specifically for the true hip hop connoisseur. As the multi-talented workhorse he is, Davis not only handles the microphone duties, but also the production, arrangement, art direction & design, scratches, engineering, photography, video, and distribution. A true jack of all trades once again sculpting the finest moments of hip hop, curated from the southside of Chicago.

    *** Includes poster x sticker x button and exclusive Bonus Track "Crown Tipper" ft. Race (The Primeridian), produced by Kenny Keys.

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    “Limited Edition Cassette.” High-bias cassette tape with photography and artwork by Thaione Davis. Only 100 copies available!”

    *** Includes sticker x button. ***

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  • Crown Tipper Bundle

    The ULTIMATE goodie bag for the true hip hop connoisseur! Includes CD X CASSETTE X T-SHIRT X POSTER X STICKER X BUTTON and Exclusive Bonus Track "Crown Tipper" ft. Race (The Primeridian), produced by Kenny Keys. Packaged for the collectors of culture and heavy supporters of the artform.

    ***Does not include Limited Edition Skywritter sneakers***

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  • Limited Edition Skywitter Sneakers

    Limited Edition Skywritter edition sneakers custom designed by Thaione Davis. All Leather Adidas Samba style great for casual comfort or everyday street wear. Custom mustard and forest green color with signature Adidas gum sole. Features trademark 3 stripes on the side with Skywritter brand stitching. Comes with cassette version of the album x sticker x button.

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  • Skywritters and Donald Mayhem T-Shirt

    Your choice of Skywritter sticker artwork or the Donald Mayhem handstyle on 100% cotton tee. Super soft and comfortable, fresh gear to rock all summer long. Natural and sand color. Comes with 11 x 17 album poster x sticker x button.

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  • Skywritters Canvas Artwork

    Limited 12 x 18 autographed stretched canvas art of the the Skywritters album. Photography and design by Thaione Davis.

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Skywritters 04:19
24 Terabytes 04:10
Whatup 02:59
After That 02:04
Nightmare 03:14
Blacklist 03:07
Busy Signal 03:06
CAVU 02:27


For the past 15 years Thaione Davis has managed to remain steadfast within the ranks of underground hip hop both domestically and abroad. Over these years, he has stayed consistent with his contributions to the essence of the culture, providing a balance of raw grit open face lyricism over progressive boom bap soundtracks. With this being the release of his 13th studio album, he continues to paint clever wordplay over hard beats and has perhaps created his most comprehensive album to date. As the character Donald Mayhem, aka Donnie May, Thaione engages the listener to take flight on this vivid opus of commentary called SKYWRITTERS. This carefree delivery of urban poetry will truly define why he is often known as a "rapper’s rapper". One of the most fluid voices behind the microphone, he effortlessly weaves from braggadocio to social injustice warfare, to nightmare scenarios and even late night adventures on the west side of Chicago.


released June 30, 2015

Written by T. Martin for Davis International | Emanuelle’s Theme Music [ASCAP]
Recorded By Kalifornia Lo-Fi Commission at Thunderground Studio Chicago
Engineered by The Imagination of Ghetto Youth & Kalifornia Lo-Fi Commission [KLFC]
Photography by Lerox du Pierre | Design by Congo Square Design Grp.
Additional artwork by Rahman Statik Anteyematter, Whatup, Nightmare produced by Rashid Hadee for Hadee’s 2nd Life Productions [ASCAP] American Skies pt. 3, Streetwalkers, Blacklist produced by Kenny Keys for Daddy’s Hands [ASCAP] Skywritters, Flatlines, Cloak x Dagger, Chatham Speaks, After That produced by Thaione Davis for Emanuelle's Theme Music [ASCAP]
Policy Kings produced by Tall Black Guy for Tall Black Guy Produductions Cipher Session produced by The GEAUX for Emanuelle’s Theme Music [ASCAP] Busy Signal produced by Yarbrough for Pencil Pain Publishing [BMI] C.A.V.U. produced by SOFA for Emanuelle’s Theme Music [ASCAP] 24 Terabytes Produced by 5ive for 5ifth Soul Music [ASCAP] Flatlines ft. Dee Jackson of 80’s Babies Anteyematter ft. Rita J Policy Kings ft. Race of The Primeridian for Racetacula [ASCAP] Cloak x Dagger ft. Adad Harmony arragnements on Chatham Speaks by Scarlet Monk Scratches by Dynamite Bridge and Dj WAHT


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THAIONE DAVIS Chicago, Illinois

As an accomplished producer/emcee born and raised on the southside of Chicago, Davis has silently become a vessel in the ranks of hip hop domestic and abroad. With several releases on both sides of the water, Thaione has developed a niche for capturing the many moods and passions of life. Modest by nature, meticulous by trade, Davis thoroughly embodies the essence before an innocence lost. ... more

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