Hip-hop music has gone through decades of changes since its conception. While most of those changes have forwarded the genre for the better, some changes have left negativity in the industry and its artists. On a mission to revive the true spirit of hip-hop and everything else that’s been lost along the way, OGD, short for Our Generations Dead, takes his stand. The rapper aims to make his music resonate with what hip-hop is truly about and represent the authenticity hip-hop needs to dominate the music industry, beginning with his latest single, “Walk it Out.”
OGD shared that he saw the deterioration of the skills and passion many hip-hop artists today portray. The rapper further explained how many have fallen into the trap of pursuing money as the primary goal and carelessly using the art of music. OGD began making his own music in 2013 and released them to the general public in 2017, and since then, the artist has taken great strides to accomplish his goal. The rapper has also produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered his own music ever since he started his journey.
Today, he is continually making a point. He captivates global listeners through his creations, and his latest single, “Walk it Out,” is a testament to how talented he is as an individual. The single gained media attention and over a million streams across major music streaming platforms in its first three months, and the numbers are continually growing. Soon enough, his name has generated a buzz in the music industry, gaining attention and being featured alongside icons, including The Game, D12, Bizarre, Mark Battles, Bezz Believe, Twiztid, and more.
Besides his hit single, “Walk it Out,” OGD is best known for his other works, such as “Killing Spree,” “Dangerous,” “Destruction,” “King,” “20s and 100s,” and more.
Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, OGD was introduced to songwriting at age four by his father and his co-artist, Madman1. With such an early cemented foundation, he was able to overcome the hardships he encountered growing up and continually found hop in music. OGD was an outcast in school, and he did not fit in well with his community, but music helped him break those barriers and connect with others around him.
“If I had to say what my favorite part of making music is, it would be the ability to speak my mind without people judging what I have to say,” shared OGD. Instead of focusing on the negativities he encountered throughout his journey, the artist chose to use people’s doubts and criticisms as fuel to create unparalleled music. He also uses his talent to inspire and motivate addicts and sinners to help them find their way back to Jesus Christ.
In five years, OGD sees himself being one of the most celebrated hip hop artists on Instagram and dominating other mainstream digital platforms. He envisions being known alongside his idols, such as Hopsin and Eminem.
“Within the next five years, I also see lots of success as far as touring and doing shows, selling out shows, and releasing more successful albums,” shared OGD. Furthermore, the artist has achieved over ten million streams so far, and he wants to scale that number to 100 million in the coming years.
OGD shared that he and Madman1 are currently brewing a collaboration, set to release later this year. The father and son collaboration will be made possible with MBM Global records, a label they both created from the ground up. He also revealed that he has many surprises for his fans, including multiple mainstream features and an upcoming album.