Biography/EPK

 

JA The DragAn Biography/EPK

CEO of DragAn Entertainment LLC. & Cincinnati Audio Video Productions LLC.

JA The DragAn: Independent/Artist/Producer/Engineer, Videographer/Editor/Director/Producer with a degree in Audio Video Productions from Cincinnati State Community and Technical College.

Born in Cincinnati Ohio in the great 88! I have been listening to music (mostly hip hop) since the age of 7. The name JA The DragAn stands for "JA" my initials, or Just Awesome!  The name  DragAn was my grandfathers real name, he was from Macedonia (a  neighboring country to Greece) he was a very  positive person in my life until he passed so I keep his name going. This probably makes me the only  American/Macedonian rap artist/producer/videographer on this earth...  Unique and diverse... Some call me the Eminem of Cincinnati, I’de say  I’m just myself, but I do look up to Em because he’s a lyrical award winning genius.


I had a vision when I was 12 that I wanted to rap just like "Layzie Bone" of Grammy Award winning "Bone Thugs-N-Harmony"  one day. Well, I followed my dreams and by the age of 28 I landed a track having "Layzie Bone" featured on my song! This was like a dream come true and facts as Eminem says "you can do anything you set your mind to!" I even opened up in my hometown for "Bone Thugs-N-Harmony" to a sold out arena/venue in front of hundreds/thousands! #Blessed


 Song Wise: I have produced over 29 songs on all music platforms featuring 4 celebrities listed below & more:

JA The DragAn - Shorty Wap (feat. Layzie Bone & Big Sloan) 

JA The DragAn - Top Notch (feat. Dj Unk)

JA The DragAn - Impossible (feat. Gudda Gudda)


Video Wise: I edited/directed/produced over 100 videos on my website w/ having worked around 56 celebrities. I was  camera operator in 100% of my video’s unless I’m performing or shooting a  music video for myself.  As an artist I write all of my own lyrics, choreography, edit, and mix my songs as a sound engineer. I also work with some of the music industries top instrumentalists and mastering engineers besides knowing how to produce instrumentals on a synthesizer. 


My Success

Below is a # list of celebrities in the order I’ve had the opportunity to work around in my songs, performing before, or producing videos for (Audio/Video Production) wise w/ links (Unless Confidential.) 


#1, #2,#3, "Shady Records" KXNG Crooked, (Mo Thugs) Sloan Bone, AK (Of Do Or Die) Cypher at C Note Detroit, MI, (Prod. by JA The DragAn) I also performed but had no camera operator. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VraQLYZpWDM


#4. JA The DragAn / Pastor Troy Live @Thompson House KY 10/14/16 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9F6RSHa3bw Camera Operator 1/Edited/Directed/Produced by JA The DragAn


#5. Lil Scrappy (Of Love & Hip Hop) / JA The DragAn & more Perform Live At Thompson House, KY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-HcOS1al6s Camera Operator 1/Edited/Directed/Produced by JA The DragAn


#6. JA The DragAn and JR Writer (Of Dipset) perform live at Wize Guys https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIND8l1ISYk Camera Operator 1/Edited/Directed/Produced by JA The DragAn


#7, #8,  JA The DragAn - Shorty Wap (feat. Layzie Bone & Big Sloan) https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/shorty-wap-feat-layzie-bone-big-sloan-single/1090375032

(MUSIC VIDEO) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPGTrmZ1Hzg Camera Operator 1/Edited/Directed/Produced by JA The DragAn


#9, #10, #11, #12, #13 JA The DragAn & Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Live at Bogarts Cincinnati, Ohio

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NMiZ6OiZ5w ) (Layzie Bone, Krayzie Bone, Bizzy Bone, Wish Bone, Flesh Bone.) Camera Operator 1/Edited/Directed/Produced by JA The DragAn


#14. JA The DragAn - Top Notch (feat. Dj Unk) on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/top-notch-feat.-dj-unk-single/id1017681597  I wrote the 2nd verse/mixed/produced, & was recording engineer.
JA The DragAn - Top Notch (feat. Dj Unk) (MUSIC VIDEO) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvyiQAjusDc  Camera Operator 1/Edited/Directed/Produced by JA The DragAn 

#15. JA The DragAn - Impossible (feat. Gudda Gudda

On I-Tunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/impossible-single/id934231580 I wrote my 2nd verse, and was my recording/mixing engineer for this song. 


#16. Juicy J / JA The DragAn Live at Roxy's (Juicy J After Party) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HWlS8LwC_I Camera Operator 1/Edited/Directed/Produced by JA The DragAn


#17. Twista / JA The DragAn Performing Live at Tanzen Haus 4/10/14 (Prod. by JA The DragAn) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gn8UdieSArA Camera Operator 1/Edited/Directed/Produced by JA The DragAn

#18, #19, #20......2 Chainz, August Alsina, & Pusha T Live at NKU (Prod by JA The DragAn) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1CmzlWnSzM (JA The DragAn was solo videographer/editor/director/producer of this concert video at NKU 3/2/14.)

#21. Rick Ross Live at Cameo (Prod. by JA The DragAn)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10ExILk6F1c (JA The DragAn was solo videographer, editor/producer of his concert video 2014.)

#22, #23, #24, #25, Snoop Dogg's Studio (Confidential studio video w/ Curtis Young “Son of Dr. Dre” & Lil Eazy "Son of Eazy E" 2013) Camera Operator 1/Edited/Directed/Produced by JA The DragAn


#26. Emerson Windy Live on 89.9 WORT F.M. (WI) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EifcP5tKILw&t=11s  (Camera Operator/Director/Edited by JA The DragAn


#27. Juvenile / JA The DragAn perform live at Bogarts Cinci, OH. http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UUjQEOjveglOA-AlHQtMpyQg&v=TXW8mVoBq4M
(JA The DragAn opened in his show & was solo videographer, editor/producer of Juveniles concert video 2013) 


#28. (G-Units) Kidd Kidd / JA The DragAn Live http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54xX58yMHco
(I opened in his show, & was solo videographer, editor/producer of his concert video 2013)

#29, #30, #31, #32, #33,  Juvenile, Crime Mob (3 ATL Artists,) Lord Infamous (Three 6 Mafia,) JA The DragAn http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSwq7F-i2Os (JA The DragAn opened in this show, & was solo videographer, editor/producer of his concert video  2013)


#34. DJ UNK Live at Tanzen House KY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqBsxeVrZuo (JA The DragAn was solo videographer, editor/producer of his concert video 2013) 

DJ UNK Live at Tanzen Haus 9/6/13 (Prod. by JA The DragAn) Promo Vid


#35. Too Short (Spectated  his music video feature in "Makin Papers" 2013. (Confidential) There is  a pic of Too Short & I after the music video on my website.

#36. - Andrew Listerman - "CEO of Riveting Entertainment" (Spectated his productions for the (Too Short) Music Video "Makin Papers" 2013.

#37. #38,#39,#40,#41. Curtis Young(Son of Dr. Dre,) Steve Lobel (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Manager,) Jellyroll “Producer,” DJ Kid Fresh (BET 106 n Park & MTV certified DJ,) Joe Moses http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4z457bckSc
(JA The DragAn was solo videographer, editor/producer of the concert video 2013)

#42. - Curtis Young (Son of Dr. Dre) Live http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4z457bckSc (JA The DragAn was solo videographer, editor, & producer for 9 videos, 8 are confidential 2013)

#43. - Jam Master J'Son (Son of Jam Master J) (The BTS Concert video is confidential 2013) Pictures with him on photo page. Camera Operator/Edited/Directed/Produced by JA The DragAn

#44. - Droop-E ( Son of E-40)(Videography confidential 2013) Pictures with him on photo page. Camera Operator/Edited/Directed/Produced by JA The DragAn

#45 -Yung Eazy E (Son of Eazy E)(Videography confidential 2013) Pictures with him on photo page. Camera Operator/Edited/Directed/Produced by JA The DragAn

#46, #47, - Cris Cab ft. Mike Posner- Colors http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6p_UbhO0MqQ&list=UUjQEOjveglOA-AlHQtMpyQg (JA The DragAn was solo BTS Videographer, editor, and producer for this music video and also in the music video in LA 2013)


#48. - Gucci Mane Live at Observatory OC, CA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKZVU7gXtQ0 (JA The DragAn was solo Videographer editor, producer for his concert 2013)

#49. - Van's Warped Tour and CEO (Kevin Lyman)(JA The DragAn performed at Warped Tour in my city in 2012) Pictures on photos page.

#50. - MGK: Machine Gun Kelly Live at Warped Tour (Prod. by JA The DragAn) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAZOgOLn5LI ( JA The DragAn was solo videographer, editor/producer of the video & also performed at Warped Tour 2012)

#51. - Kill Will(Producer of Birdman/Lil Wayne - Fire Flame Spitters) Interview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5CW1olnD_c (JA The DragAn was solo videographer, editor, and producer of the Kill Will  BTS Interview 2012)

#52, #53, - What the Funk? With Bootsy Collins & Joel Razor Sharp (Prod. JA The DragAn) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GO82U3mKLbw (I was solo videographer, editor, and producer of the BTS Interview 2012)

#54. - Hyper Crush Live (Pop Group) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgEqzn-VDEU (JA The DragAn was solo videographer, editor/producer of the concert video 2012)

#55. - Chaen Chess “Heavyweight boxer signed by Don King”  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSvftyrpLlo (JA The DragAn was solo videographer, editor, and producer of the boxing Video 2012)

#56. - JA The DragAn- Move it groove it Ft. Guest celeb "Jersey Shore's Ronnie." at Black Finn 2012. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vs7epXW7QAg   (JA The DragAn was solo videographer editor, producer for the event)

AUDIO PRODUCTION / SONG WISE:  I wrote every JA The DragAn song on I-Tunes & YouTube 100%. I  recorded & mixed my vocals and added special effects 100%. I  also produced 13 of my 27 instrumentals collaborating with some of the music industries top instrumentalists and mastering engineers.