DKbytheway started rapping late 2020. Literally out of nowhere one day opened his phone notepad & started writing. Born Devin Keyante Nelson in West Columbia, South Carolina in 1995. Grew up in a small town in Lexington County called Batesburg-Leesville right outside of Columbia, SC. As far as his background musically, DK grew up in the church singing in the church choir, but never even the least bit had the idea of becoming a rapper. As a LGBT+ rapper, his music gives you that real dirty south sound, but also has the ability to tell a story with every song.