Johnathan “JDP” Pratt was born on the South Side of Chicago. He grew up listening to a wide variety of music drawing influences from the likes of Frank Sinatra, LL Cool J, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Prince & Michael Jackson. In 2009, JDP released the mixtape “Air Raid”, the mixtapeʼs pop infused single “Release” led to JDPʼs inclusion in URB Magazineʼs annual Next 100 issue alongside Drake, Theophilus London and Freddie Gibbs.
Since then JDP's music has been heard by people all over the world. Music from his last release 2014's "In Pursuit: Side A" has been featured on MTV, E! in film, in the internationally released video game "Watch Dogs", and more.
In 2017, JDP wrote music for the Go90/Awesomeness series, Guidance. All of the songs were compiled and released as the EP "Give It To Me Straight." In April of that year the Netflix series, Ask The Storybots, won an Emmy and the win included JDP's music which was used throughout both the series and the accompanying app. JDP also cowrote a song for the "My Little Pony" movie soundtrack (which also included artists like SIA and DNCE.)
Up next for JDP is the release of his next solo project, "In Pursuit: Side B." The release of the collaborative SWIM TEAM project "Muses" & a collaboration with international music company, Audio Network entitled "Where Were You When"