Most notably on his new album, The Ballad of Omar, DDm takes a hard look at his own life experience growing up Black and queer in Baltimore City, presenting the complexities through the lens of his title character, the infamous stick-up man from HBO’s The Wire. Along the way, he writes his own narrative for Baltimore and delivers his most powerful record to date, showcasing himself as a mighty, dynamic artist the labels should sign already. Across both raw rap tracks and poetic ballads, DDm writes a work of essential listening for everyone who calls this city home.
A CONVERSATION WITH DDM
Where did the concept for The Ballad of Omar come from?
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