With streaming platforms becoming an equalizing tool for all music artists, both old and new nowadays, the effort and potential to attract listeners from all walks of life is becoming more and more exciting. And if there is someone who has mastered what music fans are looking for in a hip-hop song, it is rising rapper OGD, who has generated a staggering 10 million streams on various streaming platforms combined. Achieving this single most important accomplishment of his career by far for his song “Walk It Out” is telling of the artist’s remarkable songwriting and music productions skills.
Despite the impressive feat he managed to acquire for himself online, he has no plans of slowing down at all as he continues to engage in collaborations that will boost his music career, from featuring other big names in the hip-hop industry to elevating his mixing and producing skills. Throughout the course of his career, OGD has done exciting collaborations with The Game, D12, Bizarre, Mark Battles, Twiztid, and Bezz Believe, among others.
Born David Charles Davenport on November 7, 2001, in Indianapolis, Indiana, the gifted rapper has been creating music and drawing album covers since he was only four years old. In the beginning, he would only pretend that he was a rapper and write down his own tracklist that would later become real songs. He finished high school in Franklin Central High School class of 2020. He was actively involved in choir competitions and football during middle school. Even as a young boy, he already showed great potential as he would do freestyle singing and practice music as much as he can.
In 2013, he decided to use the name OGD, which stands for Our Generations Dead. By taking on this name, he emphasizes how hip-hop has become bereft of genuine talent and passion for quite some time now and how artists have focused on the money and creating careless music instead of developing phenomenal songs that will elevate the standard of the genre.
Among his several accomplishments as an artist that he is extremely proud of is the establishment of MBM Global Records, a company he built alongside his father and fellow artist Madman1. His most celebrated album so far is called Killing Spree and is considered to be his breakthrough project. He has also made several popular releases in the past years, including “Dangerous,” “Destruction,” and “King,” to mention a few.
From a whopping 10 million streams for the single “Walk It Out,” OGD looks forward to reaching 100 million streams in the next few years by creating more phenomenal songs and featuring big names from the hip-hop industry, including Hopsin and the legendary Eminem. He envisions growing his Instagram page significantly and has more mainstream features. Additionally, going on tour and producing sold-out shows are two of the most exciting things he looks forward to doing in the near future as soon as circumstances allow them.
OGD has come a long way since he launched his music career in 2017 with the release of his first studio single, “Mad Flows,” but he understands that the journey to his ultimate success is only just beginning. Armed with a clear set of goals that will elevate his career in the coming years, the rising artist aspires to build a respectable name for himself in the industry and inspire future generations to follow his lead. By showing how to fuel their passions, pursue their dreams, and get significant results, he hopes to see more young people bravely step out of their comfort zones and celebrate their artistry.