Photo by Eric Bodden

Catching Up With Doon

Local rapper/spoken word artist Doon will take the stage at the Hi-Ho Lounge on Tuesday, December 8, joining Obie Trice and Alfred Banks.

To say Dustin “Doon” Thomas has been active since the time we discovered him with the Stooges Brass Band would be an understatement. Since then, Doon has performed at Austin’s South by Southwest and Savannah’s Revival Fest.

Besides touring with the Stooges, the rapper collaborated with New Orleans greats Mystikal and Juvenile, performed with national acts ILoveMakonnen, Devin the Dude and looks forward to add Obie Trice to the list.

“My stuff is originally fun, party music,” Doon said. But a recent encounter and conversation with his father made him take his music in a different direction.

“My dad didn’t raise me, and we don’t really see eye to eye,” Doon said. “But I sat down with him and we talked about everything that’s going on, violence, race wars and all that.” What followed was Businessmen in the West, Doon’s serious, conscious open letter to the “powers-that-be.”


“The recent tragic events around the world including my hometown of New Orleans with the shooting at Bunny Friend Park which left 17 victims gave me the courage to get this message out.” Doon says in the description of the 21 Gramz-produced Businessmen in the West music video.

Tuesday’s show is organized by Winter Circle Productions. Tickets are available online for $15. Doors open at 8 p.m., music starts at 9 p.m. Find more of Doon’s work on his website