Born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, DYG discovered his ability to rhyme at an early age and to use hip-hop as the canvas to paint lyrical pictures of his struggles and aspirations. Throughout high school and his collegiate years and beyond he constantly sharpened his skills getting better with each passing year. Now currently residing in Houston, those years of preparation are starting to pay off. With determination as his driving force, the now seasoned artist tirelessly honed his craft, perfected his lyrical prowess and developed a unique sound that blends his Southern roots with contemporary hip-hop influences. We recently had an opportunity to connect with DYG and when asked about the impact that he wanted to leave on hip-hop he responded, “The impression I want to leave is that no one can deny my passion for music and the art form. Music is about touching people so the greatest legacy I can leave outside my kids is someone putting in a DYG song to match their mood and then connect with it.”
DYG’s recently released EP “Nippy”, stands as a testament to his artistic growth and resilience. The EP which is comprised entirely of Whitney Houston samples features tracks like “Almost” and “Jackie” which in our opinion totally transcends the boundaries of conventional rap, combining infectious beats with poignant storytelling that reflects the struggles and triumphs of his journey as a rapper. Each lyric, carefully crafted, offers a glimpse into the artist’s soul, showcasing his raw talent and authenticity. With its catchy hooks and infectious energy, track 4 entitled “Nothing” is bound to leave listeners craving for more. DYG’s impeccable delivery and thought-provoking lyrics draw you in, immersing you in his world and leaving an indelible mark on your musical consciousness. His unapologetic approach to addressing his own personal experiences makes him a refreshing voice in today’s hip-hop landscape. When asked why he chose the late great music icon Whitney Houston as the center of this project. The rapper responded by saying, “I’ve always played with concepts and respected any artist that could pull off a concept album. I make sure to have a concept SONG on every project. But I’ve always wanted to do one centered around my favorite. I’ve always thought Whitney’s voice and music was so powerful and so timeless and I just wanted to attempt to merge it with MY music while still giving her flowers.”
In our opinion, DYG is definitely an artist to keep on your radar. We believe his rise from the depths of Mississippi to the brink of hip-hop stardom is inevitable as his perseverance and unwavering passion for his craft is unmatched. With his latest EP Nippy, he has proven that he is here to make his mark in the rap game. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience this project by DYG. Head to Spotify, stream “Nippy” today. Turn up the volume, and immerse yourself in the captivating world he creates with each verse.