Artist, Revolutionary, & Gangster! T-Dubb-O is a hip-hop artist born in Saint Louis, MO. He is as dedicated to the streets as he is to his art of music. He began freestyling at the age of 6 and progressed to writing, producing and recording by the age of 11.
In 2010 T-Dubb entered the Streets Status Battle League arena and was quickly recognized as one of the best rappers coming out of Missouri. Dubb made a name for himself internationally on the battle-rap scene. From there, he released a couple mixtapes that destroyed the stereotype that battle MC’s could not make good music and became cult classics on the underground scene. In 2011, the release of Mobstar Maniac 1 came to fame, following Mobstar Maniac 2 in 2012. T-Dubb-O has enjoyed a rapid ascent in the music world and had gained a lot more attention after realeasing his third mixtape Mobstar Maniac 3, in 2014 which saw over 80,000 downloads with no radio play. It featured the catchy single “U Mad.” On a steady stream of progressive releases 2014 saw 3.6 and Bruce Vs Bane. January 15th, 2016 Dubb released his debut album entitled "The Drop" and is nothing short of classic. The album garnered international support even being featured on BET france.
Dubb has collaborated with legends like Freeway, Crooked I, Project Pat, Pastor Troy, & Young Noble from 2 pac’s group The Outlawz. Dubb has been featured on HBO, 106 & Park, Rollingstone, Revolt TV, etc. He has also been featured in some of Urban America’s top publications such as The Source and Ebony Magazine.
What separates Dubb from all of the rappers of today’s time is not just his aggressive and extraordinary flow, but the work he does in the community. T-Dubb-O is not just the average rapper talking about his trials and tribulations of his past street life. Dubb and his grass roots organization, Hands Up United, have been labeled America’s New Black Radicals. So whether he is reading to children at their monthly Books and Breakfast program, talking with the students at their Tech Impact program where they are teaching Black kids how to build websites, dropping off food to people in need, or throwing back tear gas at police Dubb truly stands with the community that he raps about. The work he does in black and poor communities have taken him all around the world to educated people on the harsh realities of Black people in America. Dubb was even granted the opportunity to sit with President Obama in the Oval Office to discuss racial issues and systemic problems here in America. This meeting coined his phrase on his album The Drop, “I shook Obama hand with the same hand I sold crack with”. T-Dubb-O is a lyrical and political embodiment of hard work and perseverance and his music reflects that gritty street influence combined with an increasingly mature world view.