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Hometown hip hop group captures national spotlight

3DC becomes YouTube holiday sensation

By Mitchell Palmer McDonald

Contributing Writer

This holiday season, members of the hip-hop group 3DC — Dameon “Dame Jones” Jones (14), Devon “D.J.” Johnson (13), D’antanie “D.T.” Johnson (11), and Chris “Chrisss” Baraja (11) — wanted to create a song that would express gratitude to their family and friends during the holiday season. Mission accomplished. With their kid-friendly remix of the Christmas classic “12 Days of Christmas,” Jones, Baraja and the Johnson brothers have created

quite the buzz in the Twin Cities and the Internet. “We wanted to create a song that our family and friends could relate to,” said Jones, an eighth-grader at Nellie Stone Johnson School in Minneapolis, who added that it took three-to-four hours to record the song. The song’s message of gratitude to family and friends is clearly presented in the music video. Continue Reading →

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