It’s been some time since we’ve heard from rapper Donny Goines. The NYC native has been dealing with his own skeletons in the closet for years. But after a slight hiatus from the limelight, Goines is telling his story to the world.
In a recent interview with Huffington Post, the 34-year-old rapper details his depression from his early years, which started from the time he was about 7 or 8, to his most recent struggles as an adult. He divulges the factors that contributed to his overall sadness over the years, like his mother abandoning him and his siblings at a young age and the deaths of his first born son and longtime mentor Disco D.
“The feeling of depression can only be described as a suffocating cloud of darkness and sorrow, one that comes and goes without warning,” he told Huffington Post. “It hovers over me and follows me no matter where I go. I can’t seem to escape it. It pursues me relentlessly.”
Goines rap career dates back to 2008 when he released his first project, Minute After Midnight. After dropping The Breakfast Club and Success Served Cold, he took some time off to focus on his other business ventures. He broke his silence this past summer with his new single “DownsideUp” and may be releasing more music this year.