Duan Gaines (born November 3, 1988), professionally known by his production name DGainz, is an American director, record producer, talent scout, entrepreneur, and occasional rapper. Sparked by music in 2004 and videos in 2009, Chicago native DGainz is a mogul in the making. Introduced to music production by friend Evin his uncle and younger cousin “Lil Kenny”. They are mainly where the inspiration came from to start taking music production seriously. Ready to work, Gaines shot his first video on a cell phone because his funds were not sufficient enough for a professional camera. – Duane Gaines

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