What does it take to be a great emcee? Lyrics? Cadence? Vocal tenacity? Craftsmanship? Or perhaps that all-encompassing umbrella term for rhyme proficiency we simply refer to as 'skills'? For A-Dub, the answer is all of the above.
A-Dub is a masterful wordsmith with keen style and grace, and has been exemplifying greatness on the mic since 1999. His style is indescribable, metaphoric punchlines and hard hitting rhymes are littered with a level of spirituality, insight & wisdom well beyond his years. Yes, rappers are two to the dozen, but those who can totally captivate you from the first bar to the last with a lyrical poetic flow that is mind boggling....are one in a million.
"There is not enough craftsmanship or originality in today's hip-hop," A-Dub laments. "It's gotten to the point where kids are listening to records thinking, Okay, well this guy sounds just like him, so what's stopping me from sounding just like him, too? He's out there in the club drinking champagne with them half naked girls, throwing money around and rocking big "bling-bling" watches, thinking that they can have it all, what they fail to recognize it that it's all fake. If I came out with that type of mindset when I started I wouldn't be around today."
Can a contemporary rap world dominated by paper chases, thug life proclamations and champagne dreams ever recognize a great emcee when it sees one? "Yeah, there is that feeling that it's gonna be jus' the underground heads that are feeling me, I guess the real challenge is getting the majority of these heads listening to it, but i aint gonna compromise who I am, or the way I make my music to do it" Dub reflects. "But if you don't put it out there, and you aint striving to be heard then what's the point? Can you imagine if De La Soul was scared to put out 3 Feet High and Rising because it was so different? Something comes along once in a while and completely switches it up and that's what i'm trying to do, taking the norm and giving it my own unique twist.
A-Dub first picked up a mic at the tender age of thirteen, and is yet to put it down. Six years down the line, A-Dub has grown from the teenager who started rhyming over Ma$e beats to the masterfull wordsmith you hear today.
A-Dub is currently working on his first solo release, which currently remains untitled as well as a project with U-Dept (the group he is also a part of). More information on U-Dept can be found at [URL=http://www.u-dept.tk]U-Dept Homepage[/URL]