Dbangz talks MF DOOM changing his life, getting flown to New York at 16, semen retention (yes I double-taked at that too), and performs the title track from his new EP, “Been A Long Time.”
Dbangz had a huge smash record in 2017. It was meme rap, it was childish, it was vulgar, it was sexually explicit, purposefully offensive, and it was written when he was 15. The song has garnered hundreds of millions of plays across streaming platforms, and was one of the original Tik Tok smashes. D’s always been different, a self-described outcast and weirdo, he concentrated his quirky sense of humor and ability to flame his classmates into lyrically dexterous raps after commandeering some equipment from his parent’s burgeoning radio station.
Now, just a few years later, he’s got skin in the game, releasing multiple EP’s and having more than a few major labels trying to get their hands on his virality. His latest EP, “Been A Long Time,” may seem like an ironic title coming from a 19 year old, but the five plus years he’s been releasing music is more than a quarter of his life so, for him, it’s indeed been a long time. His latest records see him growing up a bit and tackling more adult topics, while maintaining his off-kilter sense of humor and rapid-fire delivery that always seems to have a sense of urgency like if he doesn’t fill up every piece of the beat with his thoughts he might just get consumed with them.
Hear us talk about MF DOOM changing his life, getting flown to New York at 16, and semen retention (yes I double-taked at that too). See him perform the title track from his new EP, “Been A Long Time.”