This young comedian and musician has over 2 million YouTube subscribers and hundreds of millions of views, and he hasn’t even reached his 20th birthday.
Seattle native, comedian and up-and-coming rapper Deshea Frost has released multiple singles in the past year, racking up thousands of listens, but his rap is breaking into the scene in an entirely contemporary way: YouTube is all the rage now, and has Frost gained popularity from the video sharing site through comedic videos and viral content, bringing that traction to his music career.
With 2.5 million subscribers, Frost is a hugely successful internet personality with over 200 million views. His videos topics show a wide range, with prank, Q&A and challenge videos all with his own personal twist. There are millions of videos on YouTube, but Frost’s videos stand out because he goes to levels that other content creators do not. Whether it be a 24-hour challenge where he cannot say “no” to his sister or turning his girlfriend into a Billie Eilish look-a-like, Frost’s innovative videos accumulate millions of views because of his entertaining and creative mentality.
This creativity can also be seen in how he goes about his rap career. Frost connects with fans through his music and social media apps like Instagram. He reposts videos of fans dancing to his catchy singles such as his 2019 release, “Peso.” Frost inspires fans to share clips of them having a good to his music. Just as he has taken the time to pay attention to fans, so have listeners started to pay attention to Frost. It is clear in the coming years, he will continue taking over the rap scene while his career as a YouTuber flourishes.. It is exciting to see a talented lyricist like Frost build on his music talents, but it’s even better witnessing his rise aided by the comedic style he perfected on YouTube.