Dion Marquise Hayes (born November 25, 1994), known professionally as 42 Dugg, is an American rapper and singer from Detroit, Michigan. He signed to Yo Gotti and Lil Baby's respective labels, Collective Music Group (CMG) and Glass Window Entertainment (previously known as 4PF) through a joint venture with Interscope Records in 2019.[7] He is best known for his collaborations with the latter, with whom he has released the hit songs "We Paid" and "Grace"; the former peaked within the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 and received quintuple platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). His second mixtape, Young & Turnt 2 (2020) was met with critical acclaim and marked his debut on the Billboard 200.[8] His 2021 singles, "4 Da Gang" (with Roddy Ricch) and "Maybach" (featuring Future) both received gold certifications and preceded his fourth mixtape Free Dem Boyz (2021), which peaked at number eight on the Billboard 200.[9]

42 Dugg
42 Dugg in 2019
42 Dugg in 2019
Background information
Birth nameDion Marquise Hayes[1]
Born (1994-11-25) November 25, 1994 (age 29)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active2017–present
Labels
Criminal information
Criminal statusImprisoned from March 28 to October 17, 2023[5][6]
Criminal charge
Penalty12 months (commuted)
Date apprehended
March 28, 2023[4]

Early life edit

Dion Hayes was born on November 25, 1994, and raised in the Denby neighborhood on Whittier Ave & Wayburn St. on the east side of Detroit. He attended Denby High School in Detroit but later dropped out.[10] He met fellow rapper Lil Baby in 2017.[11] He grew up listening to Yo Gotti and Jeezy.[12][13][14] Hayes employs a slurred vocal delivery with Auto-Tune.[15] His whistle has been noted as his signature sound that also kicks off nearly every song on his 2020 mixtape Young and Turnt Vol 2.[16]

Career edit

Hayes first gained traction for tracks "The Streets" and "STFU". After writing slam poetry with Lil Baby, he signed to Lil Baby's 4 Pockets Full (4PF) and Yo Gotti's Collective Music Group (CMG), in conjunction with Interscope Records.[10][11] 42 Dugg received national attention when he was featured on Lil Baby's February 2020 track "Grace", peaking at number 48 on the Billboard Hot 100. He was also featured on Lil Baby's track "We Paid" in May 2020, peaking at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. This boosted sales of his mixtape Young & Turnt 2, peaking at number 58 on the Billboard 200 and number six on Billboard's Independent Albums chart.[8] Hayes followed this success by doing guest features on songs for other artists such as Marshmello, Lil Keed, Meek Mill, Blac Youngsta, Big Sean, T.I., Kaash Paige, 2 Chainz, Tory Lanez and Latto.[17] As of 2023, 42 Dugg has been a featured artist on over 15 total songs.

On February 21, 2021, a shooting occurred at Roddy Ricch and 42 Dugg's music video shoot, which left three people injured in Atlanta. Alabama rapper OMB Peezy was later charged with the shooting with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. All three injured survived.[18]

In May 2021, Billboard named 42 Dugg the "R&B/Hip-Hop Rookie of the Month".[8] That same week, on May 21, 2021, Dugg released the 19-track mixtape, titled Free Dem Boyz, a dedication to all of his incarcerated friends. The project features the "standout" single, "4 da Gang" which is a collaboration with California rapper Roddy Ricch.[8] Also in 2021, he was featured on the annual XXL Freshman Class. In July 2023, he appeared on King Von's second posthumous album Grandson, on the track "GangLand".[19]

Legal issues edit

In 2019, Hayes was seen firing a gun in an Atlanta gun range, which he was prohibited from doing due to a prior felony conviction. He was sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to pay a $90,000 fine.[20] On June 5, 2020, Hayes fled from a traffic stop in a rented SUV after running through a stop sign and spent two months as a fugitive. Authorities worked with the rental company to try to catch Hayes. Police captured Hayes on August 4, 2020, and charged him with a third-degree felony for fleeing from police. He was released on a $20,000 bond.[21] Having violated the terms of his release for the gun range incident, he was sentenced to six months in a federal prison camp.[20]

On May 5, 2022, Hayes was arrested in Ypsilanti, Michigan at Willow Run Airport after failing to report to serve his prison sentence.[22] In April of the same year, he tried to avoid incarceration by filing a court document in which he claimed to be a sovereign citizen immune from federal laws.[20][23]

Discography edit

Compilation albums edit

Title Details Peak chart positions
US
Gangsta Art
(with CMG the Label)
  • Released: July 15, 2022[24]
  • Label: CMG, Interscope
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
11
[25]
Gangsta Art 2
(with CMG the Label)
  • Released: September 29, 2023 [26]
  • Label: CMG, Interscope
  • Format: Digital download, streaming

Mixtapes edit

Title Mixtape details Peak chart positions
US
[27]
US
R&B/HH
[28]
US
Rap

[29]
US
Ind.
[30]
CAN
[31]
11241 Wayburn
Young and Turnt
  • Released: March 15, 2019
  • Label: 4PF, CMG, Empire
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
19
Young & Turnt, Vol. 2
  • Released: March 27, 2020
  • Label: 4PF, CMG, Empire
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
58 33 6
Free Dem Boyz
  • Released: May 21, 2021
  • Label: 4PF, CMG, Interscope
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
8 4 4 36
Last Ones Left[32]
(with EST Gee)
  • Released: April 8, 2022
  • Label: CMG, Warlike, Interscope
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
7 3 3 95
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Extended plays edit

Title Extended play details
11241 Wayburn, Pt. 2
  • Released: July 25, 2018
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download, streaming

Singles edit

As lead artist edit

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[33]
US
R&B
/HH

[34]
US
Rap

[35]
CAN
[36]
NZ
Hot

[37]
WW
[38]
"The Streets"
(with Babyface Ray)[39]
2018 Young and Turnt
"Real Talk"[40]
"Tripping"[41] 2019
"You da One"
(with Yo Gotti)[42]
"Bounce Back"
(with Yo Gotti)[43]
Young & Turnt, Vol. 2
"Palm Angels in the Sky"[44] 2020
"Hard Times"[45]
"Free Merey"[46] Free Dem Boyz
"Baggin'"[47]
(with Marshmello)
Non-album singles
"Shining"[48]
(with LBS Kee'vin)
"Free Me"[49] Free Dem Boyz
"4 da Gang"[50]
(with Roddy Ricch)
2021 67 25 21 68 12 110
"Maybach"[52]
(featuring Future)
68 23 16 142
"Down Ready Set"

Madden NFL 22

"Free the Shiners"[32]
(with EST Gee)
2022 Last Ones Left
"Everybody Shooters Too"[32]
(with EST Gee)
[A] 47
"Thump Shit"[54]
(with EST Gee)
79 26 22
"Soon"[55]
(featuring Arabian)
TBA
"U-Digg"
(with Lil Baby and Veeze)
52 16 8 69 108
"Steppers"
(with Yo Gotti and Moneybagg Yo featuring CMG the Label, EST Gee, Mozzy and Blac Youngsta)
[B] 26 25 Gangsta Art
"Ron Artest"
(with Babyface Ray)
2023 [C] TBA
"Go Again" TBA
"SpinDatBac"
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist edit

List of singles as featured artist
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
Bub.

[56]
US
R&B/HH

[34]
US
Rap

[35]
"Solid"
(Yella Beezy featuring 42 Dugg)[57]
2020 Non-album single
"Cold Gangsta"
(Yo Gotti featuring EST Gee and 42 Dugg)
2022 2 35 23 CM10: Free Game

Other charted songs edit

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[33]
US
R&B
/HH

[34]
US
Rap

[58]
CAN
[36]
NZ
Hot

[59]
UK
[60]
WW
[38]
"Grace"
(with Lil Baby)
2020 48 23 18 My Turn
"We Paid"
(with Lil Baby)
10 8 5 42 31 89 93
"Friday Night Cypher"
(Big Sean featuring Tee Grizzley, Kash Doll, Cash Kidd, Payroll Giovanni, 42 Dugg, Boldy James, Drego, Sada Baby, Royce da 5'9", and Eminem)
[D] [E] Detroit 2
"GTA"
(Meek Mill featuring 42 Dugg)
[F] 47 Quarantine Pack
"Lemonhead"
(Tyler, the Creator featuring 42 Dugg)
2021 42 15 12 35 7 41 Call Me If You Get Lost
"Bout a Million"
(Pop Smoke featuring 21 Savage and 42 Dugg)
54 19 15 23 5 64 46 Faith
"5500 Degrees"
(EST Gee featuring Lil Baby, 42 Dugg, and Rylo Rodriguez)
92 34 Bigger than Life or Death
"Ice Talk"
(with EST Gee)
2022 [G] Last Ones Left
"Like Me"
(Future featuring 42 Dugg and Lil Baby)
[H] I Never Liked You
"Gangsta Art"
(Yo Gotti and Moneybagg Yo featuring EST Gee, Mozzy, Blac Youngsta, Lehla Samia and 42 Dugg)
[I] 41 Gangsta Art
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Guest appearances edit

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Grace" 2020 Lil Baby My Turn
"We Paid"
"Twisted" Lil Keed Trapped on Cleveland 3
"Friday Night Cypher" Big Sean, Tee Grizzley, Kash Doll, Cash Kidd, Payroll Giovanni, Boldy James, Drego, Sada Baby, Royce da 5'9", Eminem Detroit 2
"Gun Smoke" Blac Youngsta Code Red
"On the Hood" T.I., Mozzy The L.I.B.R.A.
"Streets" Blac Youngsta, Yo Gotti Fuck Everybody 3
"GTA" Meek Mill Quarantine Pack
"My Time to Shine" Tory Lanez Loner
"Money Long" 2021 DDG, OG Parker Die 4 Respect
"Bout a Million" Pop Smoke, 21 Savage Faith
"5500 Degrees" EST Gee, Lil Baby, Rylo Rodriguez Bigger than Life or Death
"5500 Degrees" EST Gee, Yo Gotti
"Offense" Big Sean, Hit-Boy, Babyface Ray What You Expect
"Push Start" French Montana, Coi Leray They Got Amnesia
"Like Me" 2022 Future, Lil Baby I Never Liked You

Notes edit

  1. ^ "Everybody Shooters Too" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 14 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.[53]
  2. ^ "Steppers" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number four on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.[53]
  3. ^ "Ron Artest" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 23 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.[53]
  4. ^ "Friday Night Cypher" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 10 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.[64]
  5. ^ "Friday Night Cypher" did not enter the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number 14 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales chart.[65]
  6. ^ "GTA" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 7 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.[64]
  7. ^ "Ice Talk" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 21 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.[53]
  8. ^ "Like Me" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 15 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.[53]
  9. ^ "Gangsta Art" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 17 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.[53]

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