Harlem producer V Don has taken his talent as a producer and his long established relationships and executed his musical vision through his debut album "The Optiate", released back in 2016. This record is made of a series of collaborations with some of rap’s top young artists in the game today including Dave East, A$AP ANT, A$AP Nast, Trae The Truth, Smoke DZA, Westside Gunn, Conway and many more. “You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot – it’s all there. Everything influences each of us…” as told by the incomparable Maya Angelou. Harlem has had one of the most prolific influences on music since the Harlem Renaissance and its reach extends today with artists like V Don grinding to leave their marks in history.