D Savage quietly crawled from an underground phenomenon to the brink of mainstream disruption within the span of just two years, igniting a cult-like following in the process. Lighting Soundcloud up with no upload less than a million plays, his 2017 banger “I Know II” generated over 16 million streams in under six months, while his very first song “30 Round Clip” cracked
7.8 million and counting. Signed to Victor Victor Worldwide and Republic Records by industry leader Steven Victor, he undoubtedly will turn heads with every bar throughout 2018 and beyond.
“I try to be an attention grabber with what I say,” he exclaims. “Whether it’s me acting like I’m the shit or like I’m no different than you, it’s all real. I’m not rapping shit I’m not doing or that the next person couldn’t understand or relate to.”
It’s been that way since he first picked up a mic. At 14-years-old, the Los Angeles native started cooking up beats on his cell phone. At 17, he happened to record a song in his friend’s garage, admitting “I didn’t even really want to do it. I was just bored.” Fittingly describing his style as “a trap Tame Impala,” he adds expert songcraft to menacing lo-fi buzzing production like Chief Keef gone Coachella. “30 Round Clip” blasted him off to internet stardom, garnering Steven Victor’s attention.
After a bidding war, he chose to sign to Victor Victor Worldwide, recalling previous conversations and advice from the label’s founder.
“We had dinner like a year ago,” he recalls. “Steven was like, ‘You’ve got to get on the right path.’ I was all for it.”
Inking the major label deal, he unleased the dark and devilish single “I Don’t See A Thing” with 16YROLD, receiving praise from Complex, XXL, and more.
That marvelous mania defines his 2018 debut mixtape, D Phoenix. Named after his best friend Jack Phoenix who tragically passed away in a hit-and-run accident, the project sees D Savage bleed like never before.
“This is all me”, he leaves off. “You’re getting who I am.”