Carnage, sometimes referred to as DJ Carnage, was born on January 3, 1991, in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Since 2008, he’s been collaborating with other artists and producers to create a cutting-edge blend of EDM, hip-hop, dubstep, and trap. He’s earned a Gold certification for his song “I Like Tuh,” which features ILoveMakonnen. Carnage has also collaborated with the likes of Young Thug, Migos, Meek Mill, Rich the Kid, ASAP Ferg, Lil Uzi Vert, G-Eazy, Wiz Khalifa, Gucci Mane, and many others.
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- Carnage’s real name is Diamante Anthony Blackmon, and he was born to a family with Nicaraguan ancestry. After his birth in Guatemala, his family crossed the border into the United States, settling in Frederick, Maryland. He grew up in Frederick, attending high school at Walkersville High in the town of the same name.
- From a young age, Diamante had a knack for music. He was a fan of EDM and, as a teenager, started DJing around Frederick at local clubs.
- Carnage’s music video for his track “Letting People Go” documents the journey that his family took from Nicaragua to Guatemala, then to the United States after he was born. The video also serves as a commentary from Carnage on the struggles of immigrants.
- Diamante’s peers didn’t believe he could make it in music at first, with many dismissing him and his efforts to become a successful DJ. However, early supporters of the DJ still shout his original catchphrase – “Carnage in Da Building” – during his sets.