D-WHY

Oct
12
Video: D-WHY – ‘Ballad of an Asshole’

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D-WHY toasts to the douchebags and assholes in the video for “Ballad of an Asshole,” produced by Hit-Boy.

“Asshole, yeah that’s what they callin’ me,” the hip-hop freshman raps jokingly as he sits, laden with several gold chains, in a bar full of women. Known for his wordplay, D-WHY throws in a few more zingers in the video, which he co-directed with Jakob Owens.

“Everyone stays for dinner, only the chosen stay for breakfast … I’ve been way too self-involved/ I guess it’s my fault,” he laments in a moment reminiscent of Kanye West’s “Runaway.”

The West Virginia native broke down the concept behind the video. “I wanted to go a little more in depth with the imagery this time,” he explained. “For starters, the girls in the cloaks have a multi-sided meaning. They represent the women that I have treated poorly in the past. They represent dark times.”

D-WHY has been steadily building his buzz on the indie tip and has worked with Boi-1da, Dot Da Genius, and Casey Veggies on his mixtape Don’t Flatter Yourself, which was released this summer.

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Aug
15
New Music: D-WHY – ‘Don’t Flatter Yourself’ [Free Album]

Don't Flatter Yourself

After building his buzz with a series of songs and videos, D-WHY debuts his first full album Don’t Flatter Yourself. The West Virginia native incorporates elements of hip-hop, indie, pop, alternative rock, and folk music on the 17 tracks, with appearances from producer-turned-rapper Hit-Boy and Casey Veggies, plus production by Boi-1da, D.Mile, Marcus D’Tray, and more. Download/stream the free project below.

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Aug
13
Video: D-WHY – ‘New York Times’

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Just days before the release of his free album Don’t Flatter Yourself, D-WHY builds anticipation with the cinematic video for “New York Times.” The dapper rapper navigates the mean streets of New York City in the black-and-white visuals, hunting down his opponents and kicking ass in his designer suit. Check out the action-packed clip, which features a singing D-WHY.

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Jul
25
New Music Premiere: D-WHY – ‘One Day After 2 Chainz (Birthday Song Remix)’

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D-WHY doesn’t waste any time remixing 2 Chainz and Kanye West’s new single “Birthday Song.” The 24-year-old rapper reminds us that his debut mixtape Don’t Flatter Yourself drops August 15, the day after 2 Chainz’ album Based on a T.R.U. Story.

“All I want for my birthday is a lot of cake, a Rolex and a Rari, and Emma Stone at my party,” raps the fashionable MC, while boasting, “My worst day is better than your birthday.”

D has also released a visual teaser for D.F.Y., in which he sings and shows off his guitar-playing skills.

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Jul
16
New Music Premiere: D-WHY f/ Curt@!n$ – ‘Bad Bitch Concierge’

Bad Bitch Concierge

D-WHY calls up his “Bad Bitch Concierge” on his designer-dropping track, produced by me & the homie. The West Virginia MC, who has been making a name for himself with his viral releases, pops tags and falls for high-fashion chicks who dress in Rodarte and drive Benzes, while his collaborator Curt@!n$ shares his weakness for a lady in McQueen.

D-WHY will release his highly-anticipated mixtape Don’t Flatter Yourself on August 15.

Rap-Up.com has your first listen below.

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Apr
11
New Music: D-WHY – ‘I’m Here Now’

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As he gears up for the release of his mixtape Don’t Flatter Yourself, West Virginia lyricist D-WHY pens a letter to his critics on the in-your-face “I’m Here Now.” The 23-year-old playboy blends braggadocio with his collegiate swagger as he raps, sings, and prays over the electronic beat by Brooklyn-based duo Ratatat. Enter D’s drama-free zone.

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Feb
27
Video: D-WHY – ‘Macchiato Music’

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D-WHY grabs his passport and heads to Italy in the picturesque video for “Macchiato Music,” the first official single off his upcoming mixtape Don’t Flatter Yourself. The West Virginia University grad, who earned a spot on Rap-Up.com’s 10 Artists to Watch, shows off his sharp skills and style as he performs the T-Minus-produced song against the beautiful backdrop of Venice. The 23-year-old lyricist navigates the canals in a gondola and models his designer wardrobe in cafes and colorful alleyways. But shooting the Rex Arrow-directed clip wasn’t as glamorous as it looks.

“Savings accounts were emptied, frequent flier miles were used up, and nine days were spent adventuring throughout four countries,” explained D-WHY. “We slept on floors, got cursed at in foreign languages by hotel maids, spent the night in airports, dealt with border security, and of course, got crazy looks while shooting all of the videos completely guerilla-style with no permits or licenses.”

Voyage to Venice with the hip-hop freshman by watching the premiere below.

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