“U’KNO Tha Don” was born Jermaine Modeste in the beautiful island of Trinidad and Tobago and was raised in the streets of Crown Heights Brooklyn, NYC. With a diverse and enriched background, U’KNO has always been surrounded by beauty and creativity, culture and the hustle. U’KNO’s rich life experiences has helped mold him into this unique, multi talented artist you see today. He uses a combination of Hip Hop, R&B, Techno, Pop and Reggae are his influences, creating a refreshing true to self sound: in hopes of influencing others to remain true to their craft.


In 2016, U’KNO released a duo project named, “The Life” with rapper/ghostwriter, Nash and DJ Superstar Jay (Radio Personality). Their single entitled, “Marathon” received rave reviews and was promoted on major platforms like Sirius XM Radio, BET Jams, and VH1; with support of DJ Self, DJ Suss One (Celebrity DJ, Reality Stars) and more. They then followed up with their second single, “She’s Gotta Have It” which was played in rotation at Power 105.1. Aside from U’KNO Tha Don’s musical background, he is also a seasoned model/actor, signed to several modeling and acting agencies like: Gonzalez Model and Talent Management, Crystal Ship Artist and Literary Agency, EMG Models, Smart Model/LA, Jan Alert Model Management, Flaunt, and Deco/Miami. U’KNO”s acting credentials are under the name “Dustin Jay”.