Duane Johnson, Jr.,[1] 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. 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, Focused Daily released on Tommy Boy/Warner Bros. Records. Focused Daily is acclaimed as a Juice Magazine top 50 Hip Hop album in Europe for all time.

Defari taught world history and geography at Inglewood High School in Inglewood, California, and holds a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a master's degree from Columbia University[2] in New York City.



Focused Daily
Focused Daily, is the debut album by west coast rapper Defari, was released in February 9, 1999.
Street Music
Street Music is the third album by Defari, an American hip hop musician who is also part of the Likwit Crew.
Odds & Evens
Odds & Evens is the second album by West Coast hip hop artist Defari.
West up!!!!
West up!!!! is a song by musical artist Defari, released on June 13, 2016.

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