Darryl Dwayne Granberry Jr., famously known as DDG, is an American Rapper. He is an all-rounder artist, as he has enjoyed the status of a YouTube celebrity, composed music and is still exploring other entertainment sectors. DDG’s music genre is Hip hop, Trap, Traditional pop and R&B. His record labels are Epic (current) and Zooted (CEO). His best-known songs are GOAT, Dope and Lettuce, which he released on Soundcloud.
Though DDG started his career journey as a teenager, his career got boosted when EPIC Records signed him. In 2019, spring he started his first ever musical tour named “Break The Internet” and visited 15 American cities. DDG’s other most famous track is “Run it Up,” which he wrote, collaborating with YBN Nahmir, Blac Youngsta, and G Herbo.
DDG is a Youtuber star because of his Comedian concept videos. The prank, challenge, skit videos and parody on YouTube have earned him more than 2M subscribers. Further, his Instagram and Twitter profiles have the same huge number of followers.
DDG Early Life:
DDG’s birthplace is Pontiac, a city in Michigan. Currently, he is 24 and resides in Los Angeles, California.
Before coming to fame, he was interested in sports and boxing. His first job was in a grocery department at Kroger’s supermarket.
When DDG was 17, he started making videos and uploaded them on YouTube. Later, when he dropped out from Central Michigan University, DDG moved to Hollywood in LA to be a full-time entertainer, and since then, he has resided there.
DDG Family Background:
DDG’s mother, Tonya Yvette, has five kids from different marriages. She has struggled with various jobs to provide necessities to her children. DDG once confessed in an interview about his close bond with his mom and said, ‘she is everything to me.’
Although his father had parted ways with Tonya, he was always a part of his son’s life. He worked in a studio as an audio engineer.
DDG has four siblings, out of which one (Darion Breckenridge) expired on 21st October 2014. Some strangers shot Darion in his car while he was going home. The murders are still not a cot. DDG and late. Darion was close to each other.
DDG’s older sister, Tawanna Rochelle Adams, is married to Angel Rivera. They have a son and a daughter.
Dajaun Bridge is DDG’s older brother. In 2019, DDG gifted Dajaun a Rolex watch on his birthday. Dajaun is married and has a son.
Last, Tiarra DDG’s youngest sister is on YouTube as Tee Tee. She is a Youtube star and has a huge fan following on various social media accounts. Tiarra and DDG often stream together on Twitch.
DDG studied at the Academy of Waterford (a high school). Later in 2015, he Graduated from International Tech Academy and was a class valedictorian.
DDG further enrolled at Central Michigan University and dropped his studies after a year, as he became a famous YouTuber and started earning around $30,000 per month.
DDG Physical Stats:
DDG stands 5′ 8″ tall and weighs approx. 68 kg. His eyes are Dark Brown, and he has black hair. He likes to dye his hair often and has a brownish complexion.
DDG Birth Signs:
DDG’s sun and star sign are Libra. Further, his moon sign is Aquarius, and his rising sign is Sagittarius. DDG’s birth flower is Marigold and Cosmos. His birth sign element is Air and has Aries as the opposite sign.
DDG Net Worth:
DDG is a Rapper and used to earn around $30,000 per month during his college days as a YouTuber. He has three YouTube accounts and still posts Vlogs and rap videos. He has a long list of singles, lead artists, featured artists, and Guest appearances.
His estimated Networth is $10 Million to $20 Million, and he lives a luxurious life.
DDG Relationship Status:
DDG has a long list of girlfriends as well, including an ex-fiancee.
Currently, he is in a relationship with Halle Bailey and has been dating since November 2021. Halle is an American singer and actress and is best known for being one half of the musical duo Chloe x Halle with her sister Chloe Bailey.
DDG was engaged to Kennedy Cymone in 2018; she is a famous YouTuber. They have been dating since 2017, and he proposed to her in April 2018. Later within a year of engagement, they separated.
Other than these, DDG’s relationships were with Emaza Dilan (2017), Victoria Waldrip (2019), Tiana Musarra (2019), Riley Simpson (2019), Himynamestee (2019), Ashley’ OmgYoAsh’ Marie (2019), Briana Green (2020), Lala Baptiste (2020), Seven Craft (2020), Essence Nicole Smith and Rubi Rose (2020 – 2021).
DDG started his music interest when he was a child; he composed music in a studio where his father worked. DDG’s early music includes the “Big Boat” track for Lil Yachty. In 2016, at 19, he released two songs named “Balenciagas” and “Free Parties.” Zaytoven produced both songs.
Further, DDG teamed up with Famous Dex for the song “Lettuce.” This track was initially released on DDG’s YouTube channel and, within an hour, had 500,000 views. Major Record labels contacted him right after Lettuce’s release; in June 2018, he signed a record deal with Epic Records. Later, in 2020, DDG founded his record label ‘Zooted Music’ along with longtime managers Eric O’Connor and Dimitri Hurt. WorldstarHipHop also approached DDG to allow them to exclusively release the video for the same song, “Lettuce.”
On 23rd November 2017, DDG released a single, “Givenchy,” which was one of his debut EP, ‘Take Me Seriously.’ On YouTube, “Givenchy” received 25 million plus views. Later on 17th March 2018, he released Take Me, Serious.
On 1st June 2018, DDG released a single, “Arguments,” which was later certified Gold by the RIAA on 15th April 2020. On 22nd March 2019, he released his second EP, Sorry 4 the Hold-Up. DDG released a music video for one of the songs, “Hold Up,” from the EP. The video featured Queen Naija, and on YouTube, it received around 15 million views. On 20th September 2019, DDG released “Push,” the first single of his debut album, Valedictorian, and this album was released on 1st November 2019.
On 24th July 2020, He released another single, “Moonwalking in Calabasas,” which was later given two remixes. The first remix featured Blueface, and the second featured YG. This single of DDG was his first song to enter the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at 82. On 3rd June 2021 was certified platinum.
On 26th February 2021, DDG and OG Parker (recording producer) released the single “Money Long” featuring 42 Dugg. Further, the same year on 19th March, DDG and OG Parker released a collaborative mixtape Die 4 Respect, and on the Billboard 200, it peaked at number 61. On 16th June 2021, he was in the tenth spot for the 2021 XXL Freshman List with fan votes.
On 18th February 2022, DDG released a single, “Elon Musk,” which featured Gunna (an American rapper). According to an Interview with Complex music, this single was approved to DDG’s admiration for the multi-billionaire business capitalist and entrepreneur Elon Musk and their similar interests in traveling in space. In March 2022, DDG became the first rapper to travel and film a music video in space (off-planet).
DDG Social Appearance:
DDG has three accounts on YouTube. First is https://www.youtube.com/c/pontiacmadeddgVLOGS/featured, with 2.88M plus subscribers and has videos based on daily vlogs. The videos are nicely edited, and content-making is attractive. The second is https://www.youtube.com/user/darrylgranberry/featured, and the channel is named ‘zooted music,’ where DDG’s music videos are posted and have 1.57M plus subscribers. The third https://www.youtube.com/c/DDGMusicChannel/featured is the DDG-named channel, with 2.44M plus subscribers and includes DDG’s singles, albums, audios and shorts.
He has also created content on Vine, which helped him to earn more than 20,000 followers between the accounts, PontiacMadeDDG and PontiacMadeDDG (REBIRTH) by March of 2016.
On Instagram, DDG has 5.4M plus followers. His posts are mainly his picture and a few selfies; he has a collection of videos.
DDG has 1.5M plus followers on its Facebook account, which is a good number. His profile has a link to the website where the fans can check his upcoming events and listen to his music on both Apple Music and Spotify. The app listener numbers are amazing.
On Twitter, DDG has 8.32K plus followers. His cover and profile picture both reflect his lifestyle. He is active on Twitter, like all other social media accounts.
DDG is active on Twitch, too and regularly streams; https://www.twitch.tv/pontiacmadeddg. He has 69K plus followers.
DDG has achieved identity as a Youtuber, Rapper, music composer and content creator. His hard work, the craze for learning, and doing something new have an important hand in his success story.
With all ups and downs in his life, he is enjoying the luxurious lifestyle that everyone dreams of. Our best wishes are always with him.