D-WHY first got our attention with his debut full-length release, 2012′s Don’t Flatter Yourself free album. The West Virginia-native (by way of New York City) is ending 2013 off with a bang, releasing a 7-track EP, Young, Loved Hated & Broke on November 19. Leading up to its release, the stylish rapper has previewed the project with records such as “Young Madonna,” “One Day,” and the BLVD Blake-produced “Legacy.”
Available as a free download on thecleanestcorner.com, fans who purchase the project on iTunes this Tuesday will also receive an exclusive bonus song in “Return of King David.” The stylish rapper is current on the “Party With Your Friends” fall tour, ending November 30 at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom.
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New Music: D-WHY – Legacy (prod. by BLVD Blake)
New Music: D-WHY – “One Day” (prod. by David Cappa)
“One Day” is a song that I’ve been playing toward the end of my shows over the past few months, and it’s gotten an amazing response from the crowds. The original song that is sampled is by Israeli singer-songwriter Asaf Avidan. It became popular overseas last year when German producer Wankelmut turned the folk song into a house hit, but it hasn’t really reached the masses in the U.S. Upon discovering that remix, I became a huge fan of the song and its melody, lyrics and message. I had it on repeat for days. I attempted to rap over the house version, but the tempo was off. After sending it to Dave Cappa, we both quickly understood what we needed to do. The result is a track that blends hip-hop, trap, EDM and folk music together. We like to call it “Folk-Trap.” People who have been following my career know that I pride myself on writing and releasing music that doesn’t adhere to genre labels. I love folk music, I love rap music. To me, this is a great marriage of both. I hope you guys enjoy.
This footage was captured in July 2011 in Paris and Versailles, France. It was originaly intended to comprise a three-part mini-movie for three different songs.
Upon arriving back in the U.S. the footage was deemed lost due to a hard drive malfunction. More than two years later, the footage was recovered and the following film was made.