Middletown, Connecticut rapper Don Zio P grew up amidst diverse cultural influences. “My mother is Jamaican, and my father is Italian,” he says. “My real name is PJ, so my niece always calls me ‘Uncle P.’ ‘Don’ comes from the Jamaican side; my grandmother gave me that nickname. ‘Zio’ is Italian for ‘Uncle.’ ‘P’ is me. The name is every side of who I am.”
The heavily tatted rapper came to prominence with the success of his single “Dunk on Yo Bitch.” Today MASS APPEAL premieres the remix to his follow-up, “Switch,” featuring Harlem’s own Dave East.
“Dave East getting on this record is confirmation of what this song is about,” says Don Zio P. “His verse certified the song for me. Everything that has unfolded thus far has been an exciting new experience, a big switch.” Check the sounds right here.