The rapper “DUBB” is another one of the “greats” coming out of South Central in LA. DUBB’s real name is Quincey White and he was born on the 21st of April in 1987. The rapper prefers to reflect on the issues of his peers, community, the violence he’s had to grow up with and problems with the police. It’s not aggressive or cynical; it’s more like stating the facts, telling the story. Worldly issues also have a great impact on DUBB. He wants his music to connect and speak to people. He’s a social activist rapper and his words speak of the need for change. DUBB is an acronym for “Determined Unique Beyond Belief.” But he is well known for his sincerity and humble nature. When he was just new to the rap scene, him and his music were considered to be a “fresh” sound and many older experienced rappers have kept their eye on him ever since. There is no doubt of his passion when he rhymes. He’s been influenced and he is influential. This prolific rap artist has been featured on over a hundred mixed tapes and dropped several of his own featuring many well-known rappers. I believe there is so much more to come. DUBB has incredible work ethic and has for the most part been able to keep his head on straight.
With all the drugs, violence and gangs that surrounded him in his youth, he knew he wanted more.
DUBB was said to be affiliated with the Athen’s Park Blood Gang, a sub-set of the Bloods Gang. I don’t think many in his environment feel they have a choice. The gang provides the much needed protection from all of the other street gangs. The youth also get that sense of belonging that is often missing in their father-less families where mom has to work long and hard for the financial support. But music and basketball kept him centered and focused. And it wasn’t long before his love of rap shoved him in other directions.
DUBB worships fellow rapper Eminem and would just love to cut some tracks with him. But, if that’s out of the question he’ll be content just to sit and talk. He started listening and being influenced by him in middle school. People from all walks of life can relate to “Slim Shady’s” rhymes and beats, DUBB concludes. DUBB doesn’t want to be boxed into a certain style with his music. He wants to do it all from the East Coast to the West. He was also highly influenced by rapper TuPac, but we all know how that turned out.
DUBB really has no aspirations of rapping and living the life of gold chains and fancy cars. Believe it or not he used to install hardwood floors when he was a teenager. He just wants to be who he is and for people to know the “Quincey” he was before he became “DUBB.” He wants to tell it like it is from his own perspective. He considers himself an independent artist just trying to build his own following. I’d say DUBB has important things to say, and I for one, am only too eager to listen!