Differential Evolution (DE) is a novel evolutionary approach capable of handling non-differentiable, non-linear and multi-modal objective functions. DE has been consistently ranked as one of the best search algorithm for solving global optimization problems in several case studies. This paper presents a simple and modified hybridized Differential Evolution algorithm for solving global optimization problems. The proposed algorithm is a hybrid of Differential Evolution (DE) and Evolutionary Programming (EP). Based on the generation of initial population, three versions are proposed. Besides using the uniform distribution (U-MDE), the Gaussian distribution (G-MDE) and Sobol sequence (S-MDE) are also used for generating the initial population. Empirical results show that the proposed versions are quite competent for solving the considered test functions.