“Storyteller” threads together breezy acoustic guitar with a buoyant beat as his narrative bars take hold. It culminates on one of his catchiest and most chantable choruses yet, “Hot girls have cold hearts, cold hearts hide deep scars like a motherfucker, deep scars make better stories, but I ain’t no storyteller.” It ultimately illuminates another facet of this fiery hip-hop force!

It arrives on the heels of his otherworldly banger “Elon Musk” [feat. Gunna]. The latter has impressively generated 24 million Spotify streams and counting and 9.6 million YouTube views on the music video. Right out of the gate, it earned critical acclaim. Complex observed, “The Pontiac, Michigan native goes back-to-back with Gunna over an ethereal 808-heavy beat,” and UPROXX added, “DDG decides to take his talents to outer space.” Meanwhile, Our Generation Music put it best, “With each passing year he continues to level up his status, bringing along high-profile features and consistently dropping quality music of his own.”

DDG has elevated the culture on his own terms. Last year, he graced the covers of KAZI Magazine, UPROXX, PREME, and XXL as part of the coveted 2021 Freshman Class. Not to mention, he has crossed the 1 billion stream threshold on the heels of his acclaimed project Die 4 Respect with OG Parker. It only sets the stage for a massive 2022 though.

DDG’s music continues to incite critical acclaim and tastemaker applause, UPROXX dubbed his song, Rucci, “triumphant,” and REVOLT assured, “He shows no signs of slowing down,” while HotNewHipHop called it “yet another dope effort from the artist”.

It all only paves the way for a busy second half of the year for the internet mogul who recently announced via his YouTube channel that he is creating the first imprint label DAO in the web3 music space and will be allowing his fans and fellow DAO token holders to make all of the decisions of his imprint record label, Zooted Music beginning July 15.

In addition to dropping a highly anticipated new project in mid-July, tentatively entitled, “Take Me Serious 2”, a follow-up to the cult classic mixtape dropped by the young emcee in 2017, DDG will be taking off to Europe in July to hit the festival circuit including Wireless Festival in the UK, WooHah in the Netherlands, Rolling Loud Portugal and Splash in Germany followed by three headline shows in the US in Chicago, Atlanta, and New York on July 14, 15, and 16, respectively.

DDG Tour Dates:
7/2 – Wireless Festival – London, UK
7/3 – Woo Hah! X Rolling Loud – Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands
7/7 – Rolling Loud Portugal – Portimão, Portugal
7/8 – Splash! Festival – Gräfenhainichen, Germany
7/14 – Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
7/15 – The Loft – Atlanta, GA
7/16 – The Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
9/9 – Rolling Loud Toronto – Toronto, ON, Canada