With a style that is as abrasive as it is welcoming, Emmanuel ‘DDm’ Moss is one of the most idiosyncratic voices on the burgeoning Baltimore City rap scene.

Born in the Park Heights section of the city’s west side, as a child DDm was introduced to hip hop while watching a Lil’ Kim music video. After a car accident halted his studies in ballet and jazz dance as a teenager, he started rapping as a hobby while in recovery. Soon after, he began entering and winning local talent and rap battle competitions. Establishing himself as a premiere emcee on the underground circuit.

In 2010, footage of a battle featuring DDm defeating another emcee using witty sexual innuendo went viral, sparking national debate on hip hop’s relationship with the LGBT community. Playing shows across the United States and Canada to rave reviews, he has been featured in various publications such as Spin, Complex, Ebony and ThisIs50.com. DDm’s singles ‘Cold’ and ‘Killer Queen’, have received spins on regional and college radio attracting indie and major label attention alike.

In 2014 DDm will release a new project entitled ‘Life On Sale’. Citing his hometown and inner city living as inspiration, the collection of songs is described as a homage to today’s youth, and the issues they face in modern America.