Dwayne Johnson Jr.
, also known by his stage name Defari
, is a West Coast hip hop
artist. Primarily, he is a solo artist, additionally he is a member of the Likwit Junkies
, a rap duo with DJ Babu
of Dilated Peoples
. He was born at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California
. He attended the University of California, Berkeley
. He began DJing
as a young kid in 1982. He was more focused on emceeing
, and by 1995, released his first single
"Bionic" on Oakland based ABB Records. With the help of E-Swift
of Tha Alkaholiks
, by 1999, Defari recorded his first album, released on Tommy Boy Records.
Defari taught world history and geography at Inglewood High School in Inglewood, California, and holds a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley. and a master's degree from Columbia University in New York City. He stopped teaching in 1998 and he currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.
With Likwit Junkies
- Released: March 22, 2005
- Record Label: ABB Records
- Singles: "Keep Doin It"/"S.C.A.N.S.", "One Day Away"/"Strength in Numbers", "The Hop"/"Dark Ends"