Who is DDG? Rapper and YouTube sensation drops 'lit' performance of 'Moonwalking in Calabasas' for Shady Awards
The rapper's performance turned many heads and the video currently has nearly 150,000 views in less than an hour since its upload
Very rarely, you'll find a music artiste who started on YouTube and quickly became a global success, but that is exactly where things could head for rising rapper DDG. Trending news outlet The Shade Room has recently added their new award show offering The Shady Awards which is currently underway at the time of writing this article.
Between announcements of several winners, The Shady Awards dropped a video featuring a performance by DDG. In the clip, DDG performs his recent release 'Moonwalking in Calabasas', spitting lines over a booming beat like, "Ballin' since I was jit. Way before Oakland and filmin' the skits. I had a goal to get rich. Mama was strugglin' paying the rent. I couldn't help her with shit."
The rapper's performance turned many heads and the video currently has nearly 150,000 views in less than an hour since its upload. Fans were quick to comment with their excitement, describing the performance as "lit". "That song lit aaf" said a fan while another wrote, "he slept on." One fan shared, "this should be on tv."
"This given me Big tigger basement vibes I like it," said a fan. Another added, "No lie I never listened to this song before and I’m mad I didn’t because it go hard." Watch his performance here.
Who is DDG?
Fans also commended DDG's early career as a YouTuber and now an artiste with a spot on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. DDG, a Pontiac, Michigan rapper initially stepped into entertainment while studying at Central Michigan University, where he later dropped out for what he says was making $30,000 per month as a Youtuber.
His early music included a diss track on Lil Yachty, titled 'Big Boat'. In 2016, he released two songs: 'Balenciagas' and 'Free Parties', both produced by Zaytoven. DDG also collaborated with Famous Dex for the track 'Lettuce' which initially released on DDG's YouTube channel and had 500,000 views in 1 hour causing WorldstarHipHop to contact DDG to allow them to exclusively release the video. His discography currently includes his 2019 debut studio LP 'VALEDICTORIAN', and two EPs: 'Take Me Serious' and 'Sorry 4 the Hold Up'.
On December 28, 2020, Billboard announced DDG's impact on the Hot 100, the chart that ranks the most popular songs in the country. Debuting for the first time on the chart, the rapper celebrated with a message on his social media. “Great way to end the year with my first @billboard hot 100 entry & they said I couldn’t do it," he said on Instagram. After thanking some of the song's contributors, he concluded, "Keep listening, we got 90 sumthin more spaces to climb."