DDG, or Darryl Dwayne Granberry Jr, is a rapper who has flown under the radar.
Despite that, Darryl is among the hottest rappers you can listen to today.
He is also worth a crisp $4.5 million; this is more than many better-known rappers who have been in the game longer.
So, how did the rapper make all that paper?
Let’s find out!
Before his rap career, DDG was a YouTuber.
DDG’s channel was so successful that he dropped out of Central Michigan University to pursue his YouTube career.
At the time, Darryl was earning $30,000 a month—more than most professionals make—just for uploading pranks, vlogs, and video game playthroughs.
From a young age, Darryl was into music.
In 2016, he released three songs, including one with Famous Dex.
The song “Lettuce” garnered 500,000 views in a mere hour on DDG’s YouTube channel.
“Lettuce” blew up so much that WorldstarHipHop contacted the rapper to release it exclusively.
The following year, the rapper released his first EP, “Take Me Serious,” with the hit song “Givenchy,” which got 27 million views.
In 2018, the rapper released “Arguments,” which went Gold.
In 2019, the rapper unveiled his second EP, “Sorry 4 the Hold Up.”
The EP’s accompanying music video, “Hold Up,” received 19 million views.
However, the rapper’s success was only growing.
In 2020, his song “Moonwalking in Calabasas” went platinum and entered the Billboard Hot 100.
Yes, the rapper has also tried his hand at boxing.
On June 2022, he participated in Battle of the Platforms, where YouTubers fought TikTokers.
The YouTube star fought against Nate Wyatt.
In the 5th round, he won the match by Unanimous Decision.
DDG: Using YouTube for Success
Since he learned how to use YouTube to turn a profit, DDG has made the most of that platform.
He realized his dream of becoming a rapper, made a ton of money, and is even dating Halle Bailey.
Darryl will be rapping with the big names in no time, and his net worth will surely rise even more.