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Birth Name: D.A. Johnson Jr.
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California
Years Active: 1995 - present
Genres: Hip Hop

D.A. Johnson Jr., also known as Defari, is a West Coast hip hop artist. Primarily, he is a solo artist, additionally he is a member of the Likwit Junkies, a rap duo with DJ Babu of Dilated Peoples. He was born at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. He attended the University of California, Berkeley. He began DJing as a young kid in 1982. He was more focused on emceeing, and by 1995, released his first single "Bionic" on Oakland based ABB Records. With the help of E-Swift of Tha Alkaholiks, by 1999, Defari recorded his first album, released on Tommy Boy Records. Defari taught world history and geography at Inglewood High School in Inglewood, California, and holds a bachelor's de... Continue Bio >>

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