Donald Allen Jr., 28, is a poetic hip-hop lyricist from Houma, LA. Allen, who goes by the stage name Young D, has been making music since the age of 8. During the fall of 2006, Young D was told by Down South legend, Smoke D, “The world is yours, just don’t be afraid to learn.” Young D took his passion for music to the next level by releasing his first mixtape, I’m A Beast. After receiving positive feedback from his local community, Young D continued his musical journey by releasing a project every year since 2006, including his Dreams vs Reality mixtape series, 2019’s My Life Through Music (album) and 2020’s Away We Go (EP).
All of D’s musical efforts have created a loyal fan base that spans from the small bayous of Louisiana to the ears of music lovers all over the world. Young D’s ultimate music goal is to stay true to the art of hip-hop by moving the world with his words and speaking life into those who may find themselves hopeless. As a writer, composer, and audio engineer of all the music he produces, D prides himself on making good quality music that speaks to all souls.