Education and Career
Donny was born in New York City in 1994. He attended the University of Maryland and graduated in 2016 with a degree in accounting. After college, he worked at an accounting firm consulting on government contracts while building his Instagram meme account and music career. He left his job in order to pursue music and entrepreneurship full time.
Donny started his self-titled Instagram account in the spring of 2016. He would create a number of memes and post them multiple times a day on a daily basis. Out of almost 9000 posts, he has posted about 1000 original memes. Donny states that mastering Instagram was a learning experience for him and he learned from early mistakes. He grew his following by creating and curating quality content as well as collaborating with other meme pages. Donny has created over 15 original memes that have spread virally online and some of which have been aggregated by FuckJerry and The Fat Jewish.
His celebrity followers include Joe Rogan, Ellie Goulding, George Lopez, Jordan Spieth, Drew Taggart (one of the 2 The Chainsmokers), The Fat Jewish, Keegan Allen, Adrian Grenier, Simone Biles, Nargis Fakhri, Christy Mack, Asa Akira, Chris Delia, Candace Parker, Elite Daily, The Chive, and many more.
Donny Drama and Rob Level
Donny has been around music all of his life and would experiment with various instruments in his youth.
As he grew older, Donny developed a passion specifically for hip hop and the lyricism behind it.
He toned his skills throughout high school and college.
Donny received a lot of early support and advised from other artists including Rob Level for marketing and producer Aki “Nawlage” Espi of NDroidBeats pertaining to creating and marketing tracks. His musical influences include J. Cole, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, Lil Wayne, Eminem, Jay Z, Kanye West, Future, Nav, Lil Uzi Vert, and Travi$ Scott.