who is destroy lonely


Ivan Martinez, writer

Bobby Wardel Sandimanie III (born July 30, 2001), known professionally as Destroy Lonely, is an American rapper. He is best known for his mixtape No Stylist (2022) which peaked at number 91 on the Billboard 200. He is also the son of rapper I-20 who was signed to Ludacris’ label Disturbing tha Peace.

Destroy Lonely signed to Playboi Carti’s Opium label through Interscope Records and Ingrooves in early 2021 and is often affiliated with his labelmate Ken Carson. The Rolling Stone magazine cites him as being characterized by his “dynamic yet blaring” instrumentals and his unique aesthetic consisting of dark attire and designer clothes. Destroy Lonely started working on music at the age of 14, making his first songs in a recording studio at his school. He met two of his best friends, Texaco and Nezzus, who would produce many of his early works and continue to work with him on later projects at school. Immediately upon meeting Nezzus, they began recording their first project, NezzusDestroyed. Lonely would later go on to gain traction with his 2019 track “Bane”.

On September 25, 2020, Destroy Lonely would release his third mixtape titled </3 (alternatively Broken Hearts) and a month after on October 31, 2020, would release the deluxe edition titled </3². Following the release of </3 in 2020 and the attention from “Bane”, Destroy Lonely was noticed by Playboi Carti in December 2020 after the music video for his song “Oh Yeah” released. In early 2021, he signed to Carti’s record label, Opium.

On November 18, 2022, Destroy Lonely followed up his mixtape “No Stylist” with “NS+ Ultra. This being his deluxe version of the mixtape, featuring five new songs, and naming it “Ultra” after his pet cat. Following this on February 20th, 2023, Destroy Lonely released a music video for songs “NEVEREVER” and “FAKENG” on his YouTube.

On March 3, 2023, Destroy Lonely released the highly anticipated single “If Looks Could Kill”, which is expected to be the lead single for his album of the same name.NS+ (ULTRA) on Spotify