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How comedian Druski finessed an entire industry for jokes

Who is Druski? A comedian, an actor, a clothing designer? It seems as if no one really knows but one thing we do know for sure is that Druski is up.

Recently the “comedian” was featured on this month’s cover of Complex Magazine with his best friend Jack Harlow. The two surely have come a long way but unlike Jack, who had a hit single take him to the top, Druski had to take quite a different path to success.

The comedian spoke on this in his interview with Complex.

“I remember, I think when “Whats Poppin” came out, he shot through the roof. And I remember seeing it like, “Damn.” And I remember he had money coming in and everything, but he was such a good friend. It would be no question. He would pay for shit and would just be like, “Yo, I got it.” But I would want to, of course, but I didn’t have the money like he had at the time. So now that I’m in the place where I’m at, now I’ll tell him, “I got it. I can pay for it now.”

Druski the Comedian, via Complex Magazine

How did Druski as a comedian break the industry?

Druski found a lane and stuck to it. To this day, his Kyle Rogger character still gets millions of views. It got so much attention that Drake had to include the comedian in his video for Laugh Now, Cry Later.

That cameo solidified his presence as a cultural figure within hip-hop. We’ve seen this formula before… legendary comedian Chris Rock has always remained present in hip-hop culture.

From his own music video to his present-day guest appearance in Lil Nas X’s video for Old Town Road, Chris Rock most likely served as an inspiration to Druski as a comedian, amongst many others.

Some more comedians who have done the same…

Martin Lawrence mad an appearance in the Big Sean Ft. Chris Brown & Ty Dolla $ign – Play No Games music video
Issa Rae, Tiffany Haddish, Lil Rel Howery, Lakeith Stanfield, Jarrod Carmichael, Hannibal Buress and Tessa Thompson show out in Jay-Z’s Moonlight video
Eddie Murphy promos Back to America in the Michael Jackson video for Remember The Time

More than a comedian, Druski got real sponsorship partners

What’s my Yeezy moment? What’s my Fenty Beauty? What’s my business that I do that blows up for billions of dollars outside of comedy? I ain’t fulfilled until I get that type of moment.” 

Druski the Comedian, via Complex

From MTN Dew and addidas to Call of Duty, Druski has made himself a household name with the media sponsors he’s been able to pull in. For example, his Sneakin In with Druski series on Revolt has garnered close to 30M views.

Druski pulls up to Teyana Taylor’s home to school her on sustainability | Sneakin’ In With Druski

Durski has come a long way as a comedian from getting paid $20 to $50 per post…

He kept his head down, believed in himself, and stayed at it

Taking a chance, on yourself, takes more than just hope. You’ve gotta stay at it no matter what. You’ve got to inspire others to believe in you. There is no room for doubt.

Druski took a leap of faith and knew deep down that he had “to get his shit together.” Serving tables at Red Lobster might be the reality check we’ve all been looking for…lol.

Seriously though, a call from his grandmother, where she said she didn’t want to see or hear from him anymore, would push him to go after what he really wanted — to become a great comedian.

“I think it was one of those things where it was like, ‘You need to get your shit together, but you’re going to have to do it on your own. It sounds so goofy to say, ‘I’m going to be a comedian and I’m going to be famous.’ That sounds so crazy.”

Druski the Comedian, via Complex

Hopefully, you can catch a glimpse of greatness as he hosts J.Cole’s Off season Tour

Meet the creatives responsible for all the DONDA hype

DONDA, the most anticipated album of the year, after all the hype, is finally accessible on all streaming services after a long ordeal of potentially leaked snippets and pushing back release dates – and it does not disappoint.

Through the months, many creatives of all mediums found inspiration within the concept of Donda and produced content that continued to build up suspense for all of us.

From photography to comedy, Kanye has and continues to set off a chain reaction of artistry at the simple mention of his then-future project. Meet the creatives that kept us on our toes as we waited for Donda!

Jeff Cole blesses the Gram with DONDA hype mock-ups

Through the medium of graphic design, Cole shows us his take on Kanye’s likelihood. He depicts Kanye in his monochromatic fits consisting of spikes and leather, notably from an upwards angle, translating his influence in the music industry into his powerful stance.

Cole is a co-founder of Ikonick, a digital art company that translates his artwork among others into large interior pieces. You can find many music industry-inspired projects in the collection, such as portraits of other well-known artists.

Some of his best-sellers include nostalgic cassette tapes that display profound advice as it relates to both music and life: “Pause if you must, but don’t stop,” as well as “Life has no rewind. Enjoy every moment.”

Gunner Stahl gives us an inside look

Gunner Stahl is a young film photographer from Atlanta, Georgia that captures well-known musical artists, and Kanye is no exception.

Stahl attended the Donda listening party and left with flicks that reflect just how spiritual of an event it proved to be. The photoset he shared on Instagram included six-film shots, each with their own appreciation of Kanye’s presence at different notable moments.

The first picture is a portrait that communicates West’s philosophy as a musical artist: as we see him in a full face mask as he encourages us to remove his own persona from the artwork he creates.

The pictures further explore this concept as we see a humanizing flick of Kanye simply speaking into his phone while donning extravagant clothing, as well as him hanging from a wire as if he’s being lifted to the heavens before the audience as they can all witness and revel in his humanity.

Nevertheless, there is no shortage of shots that reflect Kanye’s major influence within the music industry as we can see him from behind while he majestically stands before a packed venue.

Druski reminds to laugh at Kanye, again

Druski, known by his social media handle Druski2Funny, is an internet comedian that often finds himself collaborating within the music industry.

Druski attended the Donda listening party and through his Instagram posts and stories, brought a lighthearted and enjoyable perspective to the event. On his Instagram, he posts a set of media that includes a picture of him at the event as well as a short humorous video in which he wonders out loud if Kanye is looking at him specifically.

He is active on all social media and has produced content with other well-known figures such as Jack Harlow and Drake.

Team Kanye kept us hype as we waited for DONDA, as always

The hype around Donda has further reminded us that creativity comes available at our fingertips in this day and age – people all over the world have been utilizing social media to build their own platform in which they share their artwork.

Kanye’s album drop has inspired a large wave of such art – check out some beautiful examples below!


Who is Druski? The internet comedian reminding us to laugh again

Amongst the many come-up stories of creatives who have relentlessly followed their dreams despite the odds that were stacked against them there are few like Druski2funny’s.

Born in Maryland and raised in Gwinnett, GA, the internet comedian has emerged over the past few years as a comedic star who is committed to making the world laugh.

Known primarily for his hilarious skits on Instagram impersonating almost everyone from frat boys to hip-hop artists, Druski refuses to limit himself.

Druski has conent for days!

Druski Compilation Video

Although the comedian has made content for a couple of years now, 2020 has been a standout year for the internet comedian…

As a result of coronavirus putting the world indoors, the internet comedian has made this an opportunity to keep people entertained.

Utilizing his Instagram to its entirety, Druski’s live videos and Instagram live stories are a highly favored aspect of his comedic repertoire. From his diverse skits, it is clear that he has been exposed to many different cultures over time.

Druski’s quick cameo in Drake’s “Laugh Now Cry Later” video

As Druski’s content continues to grow, he has capitalized on his success in many ways including his YouTube Channel DruskiTV which has already gained over 40k+ subscribers.

With his highly coveted merch 4Lifers, the internet comedian continues to prove that he is a comedian with many facets to his creativity. The merch has since been supported by celebrities like Drake, Jack Harlow, Quavo, Odell Beckham Jr., and many more.

The brand is strong…

With the upward trajectory of Druski’s career, the comedian’s fame has reached a new level following his cameo in Drake’s “Laugh Now, Cry Later” video.

While Druski’s bright future is apparent, his journey to becoming a comedian took time to be as clear as it is today…

The glo-up

Growing up on the north side of Gwinnett put Druski in contact with many different types of people and cultures. As a result, he gained a diverse cultural perspective giving Druski many different angles for his content.

Subconsciously soaking in what made up the material for his sketches, Druski fully embraced all aspects of his environmental upbringing.

While comedy had not been Druski’s initial professional plan, he had always been inspired by comedy legends like Kevin Hart, Mike Epps, and Dave Chappelle.

Through trial and error, he would find his way

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“Can’t Call It”

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With his original aspirations to be a sportscaster, Druski took the academic route to pursue this passion.

Knowing that he wanted to be a part of the entertainment business, the aspiring creative had not fully contemplated all of his possibilities. Ironically enough, his classes for sportscasting revealed Druski’s gift for comedy.

Constantly encouraged by his classmates to pursue comedy, Druski began to study motivational videos of comedy legends. Gradually, Druski believed that being a comedian was his true calling.

As Druski realized that university did not feel right for him, he dropped out to fully pursue his career as a comedian.

Upon his decision, Druski would embark on a journey into the unknown that many creatives who’ve pursued a dream can relate to. Despite the bumps in the road that Druski encountered, he refused to give up.

Druski’s unshakable confidence

The unshakeable confidence that Druski behind his gift would turn out to be the most crucial quality that led to his success.

Although dropping out of school is not a piece of advice that should be taken lightly, it was something that the internet comedian felt he had to do.

On the path to achieving a dream, uncertainty will always be looming, but the difference between that dream being fulfilled is whether or not you truly believe in it yourself.

He remained consistent with his craft and as a result, will continue to ascend…

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BE THE CHANGE ✊🏾…….. Don’t Just Speak on It

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In many ways, I feel as though Druski represents yet another version of the modern-day story of a creatives rises to glory. By following his heart and putting in the work to establish himself as a comedian to be taken seriously, he has built himself into a sensation.

With the multifaceted nature of Druski’s talent, there is no telling where his career will take him next. What do you think of Druski’s come up over the years? What does his rise in comedy say about the genre overall?

Check out more of Druski’s comedy on his YouTube, IG, or Tik Tok for the inspo!