DDG has been actively honing his boxing skills in the squared circle, going so far as to compare himself to Floyd Mayweather, and enjoying a life of love with his girlfriend Halle Bailey, one half of the pop duo Chloe x Halle. The 24-year-old is now looking to bring the hits and romance musically next Friday (September 30) as he gears up for his next project titled It’s Not Me It’s You. The rapper has assembled quite a cast of features to get the job done.
The 12-track effort will include appearances from Gunna, Polo G, Kevin Gates, NLE Choppa, and Babyface Ray. The Gunna-assisted “Elon Musk” has already been shared with the world, in addition to “If I Want You,” “Stay In My Circle,” and “Storyteller.” Thus, fans will be treated to eight completely new tracks next week. “If I Want You” was especially notable as the video featured DDG getting steamy with his lady, Halle Bailey.
As for 2022, DDG also appeared on Blueface’s “Meat This,” Baby Rich’s “Roll Tide,” and “Worth It” from Traetwothree’s Out The District. With momentum heading into It’s Not Me It’s You, and no shortage of confidence, time will tell if the tracks hit like the Mayweather jabs DDG aspires to possess.
Below find the It’s Not Me It’s You album art and tracklist.
1. “9 Lives” Feat. Polo G, NLE Choppa
2. “Elon Musk” Feat. Gunna
3. “Stay in My Circle”
4. “Relationship Issues”
5. “If I Want You”
6. “Not the Only One”
7. “Loyal Slut”
8. “Love Myself” Feat. Kevin Gates
10. “Remember Me”
11. “The Clinic” Feat. Babyface Ray
12. “Big Knots”
It’s Not Me It’s You is out 9/30 via DDG Entertainment and Epic. Pre-order it here.
Some of the artists mentioned are Warner Music Artists. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.
After claiming that he was cleared of gun possession charges stemming from a June traffic stop for speeding, DDG has been charged with two counts of firearm possession (carrying a loaded weapon and carrying a concealed weapon) and one of reckless driving. They are all misdemeanor charges. If he’s convicted, he could spend a year in jail for each of the gun charges and/or 90 days for reckless driving, along with fines and penalties.
In June, DDG’s manager, Dimitri Hurt, told TMZ that new California gun laws allowed for concealed weapons and that the District Attorney had dropped the charges. However, it appears that Hurt was mistaken (or lying), or that the District Attorney’s office changed its collective mind about the charges. DDG was pulled over on June 7 for speeding in his Lamborghini on the way to a video shoot, when he told the officers he had a loaded 9mm in the car. He was arrested and posted $35,000 bail a few hours later.
The Pontiac, Michigan rapper has received increased attention over the past few months, in large part due to his public courtship of R&B singer/Disney princess, Halle Bailey. The pair recently appeared together in DDG’s video for “If I Want You,” his latest single.
Sultry siren Halle Bailey recently starred in her bae DDG’s new music video for “If I Want You.” The two lovebirds are seen canoodling as they get steamy and show fans their love on and off-screen. This past Friday, Michigan rapper DDG dropped his new music video for “If I Want You,” starring his girlfriend, […]
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DDG and Halle Bailey recently went public with their romantic relationship, and the “If I Want You” video ups the ante. The Pontiac artist enjoys a night swim and evening car ride in the trap’n’b record, but the hottest moments come when he and the pop star are intertwined in the bedroom.
The dark tone of the visual and celestial female background vocals create a sensual aura for Bailey and DDG to caress one another. “I’m touching you in person, I don’t need you on my feed,” DDG exclaims, reveling in the fact he can enjoy Bailey in real life as opposed to admiring from her afar.
For DDG, “If I Want You” comes in what has been an active 2022 for the 24-year-old rapper. He released “Stay In My Circle,” “Storyteller,” and “Elon Musk” featuring Gunna in addition to appearing on “Meat This” with Blueface. In terms of projects, DDG collaborated with OG Parker on the June 2021 project Die 4 Respect which included appearances from 42 Dugg, Coi Leray, PnB Rock, Lil Yachty, and Tyla Yaweh.
With Halle Bailey as his muse and a strong work ethic, the best may be yet to come for DDG.
Check out the video for “If I Want You” above.
Chlöe and Halle Bailey are having a big year, especially after the former graced our Uproxx cover this month ahead of her upcoming album. She also discussed her good fortunes in their new Essence interview, where Halle touched on something more personal: her relationship with rapper DDG, which it looks like is getting pretty serious.
When Halle was asked if she was in love with the musician, she answered, “Yes. For sure I am. I’ve been a fan of his for years. I grew up being on YouTube and would always see the young Black creators and was constantly inspired by them. He was one of them. I completely forgot about him. But then I saw that he was dropping music, and I really gravitated toward this one song. Coincidentally he messaged me — and the rest is history.”
In June, DDG spoke about a line in his song with Gunna, “Elon Musk,” which is about going on a double date and was rumored to be about Halle. “I think it’s self-explanatory,” DDG elaborated. “I think the world knows that me and Gunna have a mutual situation with people that are related. Gunna got a Maybach, I got a Maybach — he got the truck, I got the car. One day, he was on a date, I was on a date, we pulled up at the same time.”
Last week, rapper DDG stopped by DJ Akademiks’ Off The Record podcast to highlight his career. Over the course of the nearly three-hour-long episode, DDG discussed his big hit, “Moonwalking In Calabasas,” landing on the coveted XXL Freshman list, and his relationship with singer Halle Bailey.
When talking about the singer and The Little Mermaid actress, DDG said that Bailey has been a source of inspiration from him.
“She honestly motivated me to be better and work harder and get to certain levels,” DDG said. “I look up to her in a sense…’cause I feel like I’m always the motivator, I’m the inspirer. I’m the muthaf*cka inspiring muthaf*ckas to do better.”
DDG also said that when he’s in the headspace of feeling inspired, it challenges him, but not in a way that results in him feeling burnt out. Rather, it is out of a pure desire to elevate his craft.
“It’s like I’m in a different mode now where I’m getting inspired by somebody. I feel like it’s healthy in that way for me ’cause it’s like a weight off my shoulders. It’s like, ‘Ok, I need to work harder.’ It’s challenging in a good way. It just makes me want to go harder versus feeling overwhelmed or some shit.”
Watch the clip below.
DDG fought the law and he won. The platinum-selling rapper was cleared today (June 30) of his charges for illegal gun possession, TMZ reports. His manager, Dimitri Hurt, stated that California’s new gun laws permitting concealed firearms were pivotal in the District Attorney ultimately deciding to throw the case out and not pursue further litigation. Needless to say, the 24-year-old was thrilled about this news and took to Instagram to express his excitement. He even cracked a joke about how vlogger Charleston White is his lawyer when, in fact, it is Hurt who doubles as his manager and lawyer.
DDG was pulled over on June 7 after being caught speeding in his Lamborghini on the way to a video shoot, upon which he admitted to having a loaded gun in the vehicle. Now that the charges are dropped, the Pontiac, Michigan artist can look ahead to his upcoming tour taking him overseas to the U.K.’s 2022 Wireless Fest, Rolling Loud Portugal, and shows in Amsterdam, Denmark, Germany, and Poland before returning stateside. With the 2022 records “Stay In My Circle,” “Storyteller,” “Meat This” with Blueface, and the Gunna-assisted “Elon Musk,” the Die 4 Respect artist has a lot of momentum heading into his summer tour.
Check out the video of DDG celebrating his charges being dropped above.
More celebrity boxing is coming this summer with the announcement Thursday evening (June 16) of popular recording artist and recurring celebrity boxer DDG (“Moonwalking in Calabasas”) set to return to the ring to face off against chart-topping Atlantic Records recording artist and first-time celebrity boxer PnB Rock (“Selfish”) on July 30 in Los Angeles, California at Crypto.com Arena and Pay-Per-View.
“I said I wasn’t getting back in the ring unless it was another artist,” tweets DDG on Twitter with a promotional flyer featuring PnB Rock and himself. “LETS GET IT!!! Get tickets now.”
Brought to you by Social Golves Entertainment and Bash Boxing, the two hip-hop stars will join as co-headliners of the upcoming boxing match between Los Angeles recording artist Blueface and NBA champ-turned-podcaster Nick “Swaggy P” Young. Bout against PnB Rock marks DDG second celebrity boxing match with a decisive win against YouTuber Nate Wyatt in June 2021 at Battle of the Platforms in Miami.
In his fight against PnB Rock, DDG hopes to inspire the end of senseless gun violence in today’s hip-hop that has taken the lives of so many prominent hip-hop stars in recent years. He encourages other artists to join celebrity boxing and settle their differences with their fists, instead of resorting to gun violence.
In a follow-up tweet, DDG tweets with money bag emojis: “This shit more than a boxing match, it’s a movement! Rappers put the GUNS down & put on the Gloves. Ni**as out here killing for free when u can just punch it out for a BAG.”
PnB Rock has yet to comment on the upcoming bout at press time.
DDG is scheduled to perform headlining shows in Chicago, Atlanta and New York City leading up to the fight with more show announcements on the way.
In related news, DDG and popular recording artist Toosii agreed to a boxing match last summer after the two exchanged words over DDG’s ex-girlfriend Rubi Rose. More as the story develops.
Tickets for DDG vs. PnB Rock are available now at AXS.
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In making the leap from YouTuber to a rapper, Michigan artist DDG has proved that he has what it takes to make it in the music industry. Racking up hits like “Moonwalking In Calabasas” and “Elon Musk,” DDG worked his way into the ranks of XXL‘s 2021 Freshman Class while doing things his own way.
This year, he intends to capitalize on his growing momentum, releasing a follow-up to his fan-favorite 2017 mixtape Take Me Serious in July and hitting the road to ply his trade on the festival circuit this summer. To set the stage for both, he’s released the video for “Storyteller,” a romantic-ish single detailing a toxic situation that made him wiser — if not more forthcoming about his own shortcomings.
“Hot girls have cold hearts,” he croons on the chorus. “Deep scars make better stories / But I ain’t a storyteller.”
You can see DDG’s upcoming tour dates below and stay tuned for more about Take Me Serious 2.
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