DDG – If I Want You

American rapper, singer and songwriter Darryl Dwayne Granberry Jr. DDG has released his new single, “If I Want You.”

DDG started making videos in 2015 when he was enrolled at Central Michigan University and later dropped out.

In 2018, the rapper signed to Epic Records, and later in 2020, he founded his own record label, Zooted Ent. with longtime managers, Eric O’Connor, Luis C. Arellano and Dimitri Hurt of MPM Partners.

DDG was interested in music at a young age. He made music as a child in the studio where his father was an audio engineer. His early music included a diss track to Lil Yachty, which was called, “Big Boat”.

DDG released two songs in 2016 entitled “Balenciagas” and “Free Parties”, both produced by Zaytoven. He also teamed up with Famous Dex for a song entitled “Lettuce”. The track was 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.

On November 23, 2017, DDG released a single, “Givenchy”, off his debut EP, Take Me Serious. “Givenchy” received over 25 million views on YouTube. Complex identified “Givenchy” as a song “Bout to Blow in 2018”.

On March 17, 2018, DDG released Take Me Serious. After the release of Lettuce, DDG was contacted by major record labels, and in June 2018 signed a record deal with Epic Records.

On June 1, 2018, DDG released the single “Arguments”, which was certified Gold by the RIAA on April 15, 2020. On March 22, 2019, DDG released his second EP, Sorry 4 the Hold Up.

DDG released a music video for the song “Hold Up” from the EP, featuring Queen Naija, and it received over 15 million views on YouTube. On September 20, 2019, DDG released “Push”, the first single off his debut album, VALEDICTORIAN. DDG released the album on November 1, 2019.

On July 24, 2020, DDG released his single “Moonwalking in Calabasas”, which later received two remixes, the first featuring Blueface and the second featuring YG. It became DDG’s first song to enter the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 82. The song was certified platinum on June 3, 2021.

DDG and record producer OG Parker released the single “Money Long” featuring 42 Dugg on February 26, 2021. DDG released a collaborative mixtape with OG Parker, Die 4 Respect on March 19, 2021. It peaked at number 61 on the Billboard 200. On June 16, 2021, DDG was fan-voted as the tenth spot for the 2021 XXL Freshman List.

On February 18, 2022, DDG released his single “Elon Musk,” which featured American-rapper Gunna. According to an interview with Complex Music, the single was a nod to DDG’s admiration for the multi-billionaire business magnate and entrepreneur Elon Musk, as well as their similar interests with space travel.

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