Video: DC The Don – “Live From The Gutta!“
“Live From The Gutta!” is the Opening Song From My Own Worst Enemy, DC’s New Album, Which Dramatizes His Inner Conflict in the Form of a Struggle Between the Sensitive RAG3 KIDD and the Demonic DONNY
“Not only can he sing with so much emotion behind his words, but he also knows how to masterfully rap as well as switch up his cadences constantly, always keeping you guessing about what he’s going to do next.” – Lyrical Lemonade
“Los Angeles by way of Milwaukee’s DC The Don is part rapper, part rockstar, excelling in the melodic and riotous lane popularized by cult heroes like Lil Uzi Vert and Trippie Redd.” – Audiomack
DC The Don explores his inner conflict on his new album My Own Worst Enemy, his split personalities personified by the sensitive, black-haired RAG3 KIDD and the demonic, red-haired DONNY. Telling a story about the violent conflict between DONNY and RAG3 KIDD, DC The Don plays both roles in the video for “Live From The Gutta!,” the album’s chaotic and anthemic introductory track.
A vicious lyrical missive by DONNY, “Live From The Gutta!” reverberates with harsh, buzzing synths and booming percussion that reflects the character’s unquiet state of mind. DC has an out of body experience behind the mic, as he switches between clipped, declarative statements, verbose outpourings, and primal screams as he vents his aggression: “Ferragamo white tee, n****s OD comin’ thru blastin’,” he begins. The video starts off with an emotional RAG3 KIDD meekly singing at an open mic, before DONNY takes over, popping RAG3 KIDD point black and going on a hedonistic rampage before burying his counterpart in a remote location.
My Own Worst Enemy tells a loose narrative about DC’s inner conflict, which manifests as a battle between two distinct personalities: RAG3 KIDD, who represents the artist’s more wholesome and romantic side, and DONNY, a demonic, red-haired spitter who emerges on the album’s harder-edged beats. The album kicks off in DONNY mode, featuring some of DC’s hardest tracks to date, including the massive “ENEMIES,” with a beat that sounds like a malfunctioning supercomputer, and the devilish “MAKAVELI,” a fiery lyrical exercise. As the tracklist progresses, RAG3 KIDD makes his presence felt, emoting over candy-coated production on pop culture-referencing tracks like “iCarly :/,” “Scott Pilgrim,” and “Futurama 2099.”
Blending elements of rap, pop-punk, hyperpop, and more, My Own Worst Enemy both expands and refines DC’s sound, allowing the 22-year-old rapper to showcase every facet of his wide-ranging vocal ability. With production by heavy-hitters like JetsonMade, Starboy, Supah Mario, Trademark Charlie Heat, Astroboy, and more, who deliver DC some of their most adventurous beats, MOW3 percolates with the energy of a young artist testing the limits of what he’s capable of accomplishing–and having fun while doing it.
With inventive visualizers for each track now viewable on YouTube, MOW3 is available everywhere via Rostrum Records.
Watch “Live From The Gutta!”: https://youtu.be/uE1FXcizHas
Buy/Stream My Own Worst Enemy: https://lnk.to/DCTheDonMOW3
My Own Worst Enemy tracklist:
1. Live From The Gutta!
2. Diamonds & Rubies
4. RIRIS & KYLIES
7. Donny’s Revenge
10. i want you <3
11. Arrest Me
12. iCarly :/
14. Heartbreak Summer 3
15. Scott Pilgrim </3
18. IMY 🙁
19. Dr. Strange…
20. 7 Knights
21. FUTURAMA 2099
DC The Don is a rapper from Milwaukee, WI. In 2016, at the age of 16 and standing 6’7”, DC moved to Los Angeles to pursue a basketball career under Lavar Ball and alongside teammate LaMelo Ball. During this time, he fell in love with music and used his spare time to make experimental records which suddenly gained traction – As the public became increasingly aware of DC The Don’s talent for rapping, NBA player Lonzo Ball featured his song “Everything 1k” on the first Big Baller Brand shoe commercial, introducing DC The Don’s music to an even wider audience. DC signed to Rostrum Records in 2020, releasing his debut album Come As You Are on August 7th, generating over 125 million streams across platforms. The artist looks to reach another level with My Own Worst Enemy, his ambitious new album, available everywhere now.
“Live From The Gutta!”: https://youtu.be/uE1FXcizHas
My Own Worst Enemy: https://smarturl.it/DCTheDonMOW3
“Worst Day ):”: https://youtu.be/IUma3lyWEMo
Come As You Are (Deluxe): https://smarturl.it/DCTheDonCAYADeluxe
Come As You Are: https://smarturl.it/DCTheDonCAYA