Episode 20 - DDM / by Dan Keech

DDM is one of my favorite rappers in Baltimore. He first gained recognition as a battle rapper at Baltimore’s 5 Seasons. He’s been working as a solo artist for years, and he’s now teaming up with Paul Hutson to form Bond St. District.

He tells me about growing up as a loner kid with a rich fantasy life, watching Sailor Moon and Westerns on TV. We talk about learning to rise above the dark side of the music business, and how he went from filing for bankruptcy at age nineteen to becoming business savvy and independent. On the second half of the show, Paul Hutson joins the conversation, and they break down their new Bond St. District project.

Mike Riley‘s art this week is an homage to Rob Base and D.J. E-Z Rock’s It Takes Two. As always, this was recorded at The Lineup Room.