DDG Talks New Album, Listening to JAY-Z’s Advice and Being ‘Very Proud’ of Girlfriend Halle Bailey

On the off chance that you hate DDG’s music, he has a directive for you — one that is presently the title of his new collection: It’s Not Me, It’s You.

“You can express that according to a connections viewpoint or anything throughout everyday life, truly,” DDG, who turns 25 on Oct. 10, tells Individuals.


“I feel like individuals look for someone else to take the blame nowadays. It’s simply placing the blame, and furthermore, simultaneously, on the off chance that you abhor my music as of now in my vocation, it’s not me, it’s you. I feel as I done showed what me can do again and again.”

In the wake of feeling like he previously showed what him can do as a craftsman with the standard release, the Michigan-born artist dropped the select of his sophomore collection on Friday.

It’s been underway for almost three years following his 2019 presentation Valedictorian and breakout single “Moonwalking in Calabasas.”

The fancy, complete with help from Offset, Coi Leray and Lakeyah, highlights four new tracks on the now-16-melody LP.

Maybe similarly as well as he’s archived his excursion into music on YouTube throughout recent years, It’s Not Me, It’s You does likewise for DDG’s modest starting points in Pontiac, Michigan.

As far as he might be concerned, the collection indicates life span from an as yet rising star in hip-jump who’s determined to demonstrate that YouTube achievement doesn’t limit his spot in the game. “I’m in a space now where I believe individuals should dispose of the disgrace that I’m a YouTuber,” says DDG, whose genuine name is Darryl Granberry.

“I’m simply tryna shake that picture and that disgrace. Despite the fact that I am a YouTuber, I feel like it consequently accompanies individuals not having any desire to squeeze play on the music or trusting in the music. Or on the other hand being more diligently on it. Individuals are more enthusiastically on me than different specialists.”

Having transferred recordings beginning around 2014, when DDG began pulling in a great many dollars a month as a vlogger, he exited Focal Michigan College.

From that point forward, venturing into music has been a generally consistent excursion according to an untouchable’s viewpoint, considering that he endorsed to Epic Records in 2018, several years in the wake of getting steam artistically.

However, with YouTube not as a very remarkable concentration for DDG as his music nowadays, in spite of normal video transfers (some including his better half and The Little Mermaid star Halle Bailey), arriving where audience members look past his web-based fame can’t be guaranteed to work out more or less by accident.

It’s necessary the rapper to do how he says he’s been doing years currently: “Put out great music,” he says.

“All the music that I put out sticks over the long run,” DDG says. “I feel like I’m to a greater degree a life span craftsman rather than anything.

A many individuals return and they go pay attention to the old stuff that I’ve been putting out once they as of late become fans, and they say, ‘Gracious, he’d been making great tunes.’

So you know, I simply continue to push, keep on putting out great music and feed individuals that is as of now tuning in.”

A champion on the new collection, late single “9 Lives” highlighting NLE Choppa and Polo G, is only that.

The track follows DDG as he ponders the penances he’s made and keeps on making for his family and friends and family.

Toward the finish of the ensemble, he sings, “You at any point needed to heat up some water just to wash your back,” implying a similar set-up he was brought up on as a kid.

Its music video does likewise, itemizing occasions in his initial life from familial contentions to involving boxing as a way to keep on track.

DDG and Polo G detected a falling star overhead while recording the video which should have been visible as illustrative of his own direction.

“Experiencing childhood in Michigan was extremely, extreme for myself as well as my family,” DDG makes sense of.

“Simply having the option to rap about something to that effect in the space that I’m in now, it’s a gift to think back on it while I’m making those verses or [making] that music video for ‘9 Lives.’

It was something super nostalgic for me.” While dealing with his collection, DDG’s sweetheart Bailey, one portion of sister pair Chloe X Halle, has been procuring buzz for her lead job in Disney’s impending The Little Mermaid surprisingly realistic film.

Through DDG’s video blogs, fans have additionally gotten an inside investigate how life has changed for himself and Halle this previous year, paving the way to the film’s May 26, 2023 delivery.

In a Sept. 18 video blog, the pair were sitting in front of the television in their Vegas lodging, as a NBC News section covering Halle’s giving a role as Ariel — and Dark children enthusiastically responding to the trailer — was displayed on television. “I’m extremely glad for her. What’s more, I’m only glad to see it,” DDG says.

“I feel like at times I’m significantly more energized than any other person. Simply seeing it and seeing all that she longed for becoming completely awake, it’s truly dope.”

Halle likewise held an exceptional job in DDG’s collection cycle, showing up in the music video for “On the off chance that I Need You.”

Fittingly, the clasp stars Bailey as she swims with her better half, however not a lot of that was acting, DDG tells Individuals: “We hang out the entire day consistently. So this was simply ordinary.”

While highlighting his companions on It’s Not Me, It’s You and his better half in a music video were simply aspect of sorting the undertaking out, it was a pearl of counsel from one of the best rappers ever that assisted push him with encouraging. “JAY-Z let me know be unique and don’t pursue directions.

Give individuals what they came for,” DDG wrote in a Twitter question and answer with fans a week ago.

“You know, it was somewhat stunning, frankly,” he tells Individuals of Hov’s recommendation. “I just asked him, since that is all I’d truly need from individuals like that. Furthermore, I simply be needing guidance and diamonds from individuals that protest the place that I couldn’t want anything more than to be in, eventually throughout everyday life.

Along these lines, it was incredible. You know, JAY-Z letting you know something, you need to tune in. It stayed with me when he let me know that. I’ve been applying that, without a doubt.”

Concerning individual guidance for those hoping to have comparable cross-stage achievement, or any sort of outcome in music, DDG came through with his very own portion.

“Simply continue onward. Be predictable. Work when you would rather not work, those are the main days,” he says.

“Furthermore, just outperform every other person. At last, on the off chance that it’s not happening now, it will.”

The choice version of It’s Not Me, It’s You is out now through Awe-inspiring Records.