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D-WHY @ Martini Ranch

Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

Jul
21
D-WHY @ UCSD - Porters Pub

La Jolla, California, USA

La Jolla, California, USA

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12
D-WHY @ Diablo's Downtown Lounge

Eugene, Oregon, USA

Eugene, Oregon, USA

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Here it is the full project from D-Why, the West Virginian rapper carving his own path. Don’t flatter Yourself features 17 tracks, creating a real refreshing hour of hip-hop. D-Why has a blend of rapping and singing, that flows togehter so smoothly. We featured his futuristic chilled out song and music video to “We Don’t Know” and we’ve been hooked. The rest of the tape is diverse, displaying a range of styles, and how wide of a range his voice can reach. We’ve picked out a few of our favorites, but the whole tape is defintely worth the download. Enjoy! - ThisSongIsSick.com


After 2 years in the making, D-WHY finally drops his debut project Don’t Flatter Yourself. With the only guest features coming from Hit-Boy and Casey Veggies, D-WHY carries this tape upon himself to prove why he is one of the most looked at coming up artist in the game and why everyone is trying to sign him. Production comes courtesy of Hit-Boy, Boi-1da, me & the Homie, Marcus D’Tray and more. Check after the jump for the track listing and download link.


01. The Prelude (Prod. by Marcus D’Tray)
02. Hawaii (Prod. by Boi-1da)
03. 2000 Miles (Prod. by D.Mile)
04. New York Times (Prod. by D.Mile) [Watch Video]
05. Ballad Of An Asshole (Prod. by Hit-Boy)
06. Kill Me Now (feat. Casey Veggies) (Prod. by me & the homie)
07. We Don’t Know (Prod. by The Co-Stars) [Watch Video]
08. Stealing Youth (Prod. by D.Mile)
09. All Good (feat. Hit-Boy) (Prod. by Marcus D’Tray)
10. Good Will Stunting (Interlude) (Prod. by Marcus D’Tray)
11. Good Will Stunting (Prod. by Marcus D’Tray)
12. Flattery (Prod. by Songvibe)
13. Tonight We Fight (Prod. by me & the homie)
14. Limitless (Prod. by ybg & Marcus D’Tray
15. So Committed (Prod. by Dot Da Genius)
16. David & Goliath (Prod. by Marcus D’Tray & Gregg Rominiecki)
17. The Reprise (Prod. by Marcus D’Tray) - OnSmash


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. - Rap-Up




Currently working on his upcoming EP, titled Young, Loved, Hated & Broke, D-WHY takes a moment to let the masses hear what he's recently been cooking up in the studio. Dropping off the new project's first single "FaZe Clan," produced by K.E. On The Track (who's other works include Future's "Magic" and DJ Khaled's "I'm So Blessed"), we see D take it back to his hip-hop sound as he lays some quotables over the bass-rattling instrumental. For those curious as to the title of the track, D-WHY went on to provide the following explanation:

The title originated from one of my best friends who is an avid CoD player and watches FaZe Clan videos on YouTube religiously. He said to me one day in a conversation about my music and performing, "D, you've gotta kill 'em like FaZe Clan." That's where the recurring line in the song comes from. After playing the track for several people, they all began calling it "FaZe Clan" and the title just stuck. Honestly, this song is just about being yourself, being confident in who you are and not caring what other people think. I love coffee—so what? If I replaced the word ‘espresso’ with ‘bottle’ in the chorus in reference to alcohol, no one would say anything about it. It would be normal. But that's not me. Be yourself and don’t be afraid to be different. That’s the real motto.

Beginning on May 24, D-WHY will be embarking on his just-announced 22+ city Young, Loved, Hated & Broke Tour, so to check out the dates and venues be sure to click here. Press play to have a look at the Jakob Owens-directed video up above and feel free to grab the free download by clicking here. - HYPETRAK


As you might recall, we've been telling you about D-WHY's soon-to-be mixtape Don't Flatter Yourself ever since we first buzzed about him back in November of last year. We also made sure to show you D's banger "Macchiato Music," his humorously AGGRO and Casey Veggies-assisted "Kill Me Now," and his 2 Chainz-inspired "One Day After 2 Chainz (Birthday Song Remix)." We kinda get that at this point we've been giant Don't Flatter Yourself teases. (Sorry, guys!) But after torturing you for weeks, we are FINALLY able to present the tape in its entirety!

Listen to D-WHY's Don't Flatter Yourself mixtape after the jump.

Aside from "Kill Me Now" (or as we like to call it, our favorite "I'm-having-the-worst-day-ever" anthem), "Stealing Youth" shows off D-WHY's softer side as he raps (and sings!) about making the most from the time he's got: "And even though we may die soon/I'm here with you/We're stealing youth." (Aww, we love it when a rapper gets in touch with their (emo)tional side!)

"Good Will Stunting," another one of our favorites, gets D about 10,000 extra points for coming up with the most brill song title we've heard in a second, but it's D-WHY's no-BS attitude that really slays us: "I'm sorry if I offended you/ Or told you that I loved you/Or pretended to/ You know I got a problem with commitment/ 'Cause it always leaves the heartbreak.../ Let's skip to the bachelor party." Not exactly what the ladies want to hear, D, but we gotta love a guy who gets straight to the point.

And we're also not the only ones totally hyped about D-WHY's mixtape. Basically all of America is, too! Don't Flatter Yourself jumped to the No. 1 spot on Billboard's "Next Big Sound" chart as the FASTEST accelerating artist on the internet. Right, so THE FASTEST THING ON THE INTERNET GUYS. We know you're against flattery, D, but maybe you should pat yourself on the back just this once (we promise we won't tell anyone!) 'cause YOU DONE GOOD. ::Golf claps:: - MTV Buzzworthy


We've already heard West Virginia rapper D-Why's tough collaboration with Hit-Boy "All Good," and today, his free debut album Don't Flatter Yourself is available for download. The project features his Hit-Boy collabo as well as an appearance by Casey Veggies, and production by Hit-Boy, Boi-1da, Dot Da Genius, and more. Click the link in his tweet to download and hear what the buzz is about. - Complex Magazine


Discography

2012- "Don't Flatter Yourself" EP
2013- FaZe Clan (Prod. K.E. On The Track)

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Bio

David Morris, better known as D-WHY, is a 24-year old American recording artist from Charleston, WV. In 2009, after graduating from WVU with a degree in Public Relations, he moved to New York City. In June 2011, he relocated to Los Angeles where he currently resides. D-WHY has been garnering independent buzz over the last year by releasing songs and videos online. Spanning genres of hip-hop, indie, pop and folk, D-WHY has released a slew of high quality songs and videos, and collaborations with artists such as Hit-Boy, Casey Veggies, and Curt@!n$.

D-WHY's live show consists of D-WHY and DJ Etrayn, who is part of The DJMG (home to Mac Miller's DJ Clockwork) and an on-air DJ for Cincinnati's #1 radio station 101.1 The Wiz. They have been performing together for over two years and have performed live in concert at SXSW, Colombia University, Haverford University, as well as countless other schools nationwide. D-WHY headlined a crowd of 1,500 in Cincinnati, OH last summer as part of Self Diploma’s Fountain Square ‘Summer Slam Series’ and has sold out several shows in the past year as well as shared the stage with Kendrick Lamar, Wiz Khalifa, Wale, Hoodie Allen, Dizzy Wright and more.

Last August, D released his free debut album, 'Don't Flatter Yourself' online to widespread fanfare and acclaim. It became the #2 trending topic on twitter and catapulted D-WHY to #1 on Billboard's "Next Big Sound" chart. The project featured the aforementioned collaborations, as well as production from Hit-Boy, Boi-1da, T-Minus, and Dot Da Genius. Since the release, D has been hard at work doing shows and prepping his next project, The "Young, Loved, Hated & Broke" EP (slated to drop later this summer.) D-WHY is currently on a 25+ city summer "Young, Loved, Hated & Broke" Tour and plans to embark on another college tour in the fall.