Damone “DeeWunn” Walker is a Jamaican emcee, songwriter and performer who is better known for his viral dancehall hit “Mek It Bunx Up”. Known as a fierce and versatile lyricist, DeeWunn adds a different dimension to the budding genre of “Yardcore” creating his own hybrid sound.
DeeWunn sharpened his skills in Spanish Town where he would meet fellow hip hop enthusiasts who not only inspired his creative process but also helped groom his artistic prowess. Forming one of Jamaica’s premier hip hop crews, DeeWunn became an invited member of Da Colony which eventually went on to be better known as 13th Tribe. Never one to be satisfied with the hustle and bustle of a mundane 9 to 5 life, DeeWunn found himself creatively bursting at the seams while working as a medical clerk in one of Jamaica’s busiest emergency rooms. Lacking the freedom he truly required to attack his aspirations, DeeWunn made the leap into a recording career that almost immediately bore fruits of success.
DeeWunn was quickly scooped up as a songwriter and vocalist by the infamous Ward 21 with whom he spent time penning songs for in-house artists such as Timberlee and Natalie Storm. He then found himself making the unanticipated trip to Portland, Jamaica, where he was contracted as a songwriter by the legendary GeeJam studios where he would pen material for artists such as Mystic Davis, Charly B, A-Game, Nayla and more.
In the time spent with Ward 21, DeeWunn featured on and produced a bevy of personal recordings ranging from mixtape material, a street album (Bunx Up); which featured their top recorded songs together, to original productions including standout singles such as Mic Magician, In The Ghetto, Jamdown Startup and the now certified viral hit, Mek It Bunx Up.
Mek It Bunx Up was produced by Kunley McCarthy of Ward 21. What started out as a challenge to a running joke churned out an unexpected success that even DeeWunn himself did not see coming. Attracting attention from DJs like Diplo, Seani B, ZJ Johnny Kool, Massive B and more, Mek It Bunx up has been spun on major radio stations and the hottest nightclubs across the globe. The song has also sparked an online dance craze after Parris Goebels, choreographer of Justin Bieber’s Sorry music video etc, recorded an impromptu performance to the single for youtube alongside students from her famed Urban Dance Camp, as well the “Royal Family” performance at L.A’s largest dance showcase “World Of Dance”. Since her original upload there have been hundreds if not thousands of unique, independently made videos by dancers from around the world with combined views well into the millions. June 2017, the hit single was featured on FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance” (US version). DeeWunn is the third Jamaican artist to receive this placement and the first Canadian Dancehall artist to secure a prime time TV placement.