Rapper 42 Dugg Is Named Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Rookie Of The Month

By Patrice Rivers @thatriverzgurlbrandllc

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Born in Detroit, Michigan as Dion Marquise, this 26-year old rapper known as 42 Dugg is making noise in the music industry. His career began in 2018 releasing his first mixtape '11241 Wayburn.' Spending a six-year sentence incarcerated, Dugg discovered his love of rapping and writing rhymes. His single 'The Streets' released in 2018 became a street hit and caused a lot of buzz in the Detroit area where it also caught the attention of rapper Lil' Baby. Who knew that rolling dice with Lil' Baby would land him a successful career in music?!

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Dugg eventually signed with Lil' Baby's label 4PF and Yo Gotti's CMG. One of the singles with Lil' Baby 'We Paid' peaked at number 10 on Billboard 100 and the video gained 250 million views. He also reached No. 5 on Billboard emerging artist chart. In conjunction with that, Dugg also scored three Hot 100 hits that includes 'We Paid' and 'Grace' with Lil' Baby and latest single '4 Da Gang' with Roddy Rich that spent a total of five weeks on the chart. His brother (serving a life sentence) is the one who motivated Dugg to pursue his music career. Dugg's third studio album 'Free Dem Boyz' will be dropping on May 21st.