Some people are inherently destined for success and Jonathan Johnson is one of those people. Hailing from the south side of Jacksonville, FL., Jonathan has always been a very focused individual. Graduating from Sandalwood High, Jonathan knew he wanted to attend Florida A&M University, but before he did, he wanted to develop his academics by attending the University of North Florida.
Upon enrolling at UNF, Jonathan made his mark, participating in the African American Student Union and becoming a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. in 2002. During that same time, Jonathan began building his entertainment network through his career as a rapper and would become known throughout Florida under his rap name, Grand Prix.
Jonathan, or now Prix to most who know him, would complete his undergraduate degree at Florida A&M with a degree in Business Administration after obtaining his A.A. from UNF. However, his passion for UNF has never wavered as he has continued to contribute to the minority community at UNF throughout the years.
Brandon and Jonathan met in Tallahassee, FL in 2005 and have been working together on a variety of projects ever since. So when the idea of a Black Alumni Weekend at UNF began to be discussed, it was only logical that the two work together alongside Shennette and Ike as founders of the weekend.
Jonathan is currently the President of Back Door Music Group, which currently represents Def Jam recording artist Trap Beckham, and he sits on the Black Alumni Association Board as the Director of Marketing, securing venue contracts and negotiating partnerships for our organization.