Maurice Garland

Certified Fresh: Dae Dae’s “What U Mean” Is His First Hit, But Not His Last

 

With his viral sensation “What U Mean,” Dae Dae is the latest rapper to come out of Atlanta with a hit song. But he’s already moved on.

You may have to forgive Dae Dae if he strikes you as too focused to buy into the hype surrounding him right now. Unlike many of his rap peers, Dae Dae has already lived the life of a grown man and knows that nothing is promised.

His father inspired him to get into rap from buying him Lil Romeo and Bow Wow CDs when he was younger. But right when he thought he wanted to go down that path, the in-house studio they had was taken away in a police raid when his father was busted for drugs. Almost immediately Dae Dae became the man of the house and had to pay the bills. Adding to that, Dae Dae became a father for the first time himself at age 14. So he really means it when he raps about having mouths to feed on his hit song “What U Mean.”

Who: Dae Dae

Credentials: Signed to Nitti Beats/300

Fun Fact: Dae Dae just dropped a remix to “What U Mean” featuring Lil Yachty

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