Tucked discreetly behind the 28th Street Wellness building on Sisson Street, Baltimore rapper DDm's house is easy to miss, even if you're familiar with the area. "People see you going down that driveway and they're like, 'Where is he going?'" DDm, born Emmanuel Moss, said recently. "It's dark and there's nothing going on." It only looks that way from the outside. Take a quick tour inside the maze of a house, which DDm shares with two roommates, and you realize the rapper's home is more than a living space. Just past the kitchen lies an intergalactic-inspired recording studio where legendary P-Funk singer George Clinton once lived and recorded in the '70s, according to DDm, who moved in last November. The 25-year-old rapper has recorded all of the vocal tracks for his next project, "Grand Prize," in the Clinton Room. He says this is the first time he's lived away from "real urban, hood areas." He describes his new neighborhood -- which isn't quite Charles Village or Hampden, according to DDm, but he walks to both -- as a place for "hipster art." He also likes the change of scenery for more practical reasons. "I like the fact that when I get off the bus at night time, I'm not looking around like it's 'The Hunger Games' and somebody's trying to take my head off," DDm said.
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