IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
T-DUBB-O: I am from St. Louis, MO. The Northside of St. Louis, MO to be exact.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
T-DUBB-O: My musical beginnings were extremely humble. I was introduced to hip-hop as a toddler by my Mom and fell in love with it. In the 90’s my family would gather for holidays and my older male cousins would go into the basement and freestyle all night. I was about 4 years old watching this and thinking it was the most exciting thing I have ever seen. Since that moment, I knew I wanted to rap.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
T-DUBB-O: I love music. I will always write and be involved with music for the rest of my life. I enjoy touching people and influencing the young boys out here to be better than we were. It makes me the happiest person in the world when someone tweets or sends me a Facebook message saying one of my songs helped them get through something. The world will enjoy the music from T-Dubb-O.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
T-Dubb-O: My songs come from life, experiences, and anything that inspires me. They are deeply rooted from the streets because that was my past, but also never lacks creativity. I give you the view on the world from a young man from St.Louis, MO where there is no way out. There is no way to be special.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who is your fan base directed towards?
T-DUBB-O: A fan of T-Dubb-O can be anyone from a 14 year old kid to a 45 year old man who loves hip-hop. I have been told I am one of the only rappers who can reach the backpackers and the streets simultaneously.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
T-DUBB-O: I listen to the greats. People like 2pac, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne from the squad days, Scarface, UGK, NWA, Ball and G, Dipset, G-Unit, etc. I like the music from the time where it still mattered what you said.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
T-DUBB-O: My music is that feeling you get when you’ve gone without eating for two days. My music is the motivation that makes a single mother or father work 2-3 jobs to make sure her children never experience the hardships they have. My music is the struggle. Its pain and triumph.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
T-DUBB-O: What separates me is the passion. You can feel it when you hear my voice. I am a complete MC. Battling, lyricism, substance, catchy hooks, dope concepts, stories, believability, etc. What separates me is completeness.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
T-DUBB-O: Currently I have a project out entitled “Mobstar Maniac 3″. I have a collaboration project dropping next month with another artist here from St.Louis named Bo dean entitled “Bruce Vs. Bane”. I am also dropping another mixtape in October titled “3.6”. From there I will start on my first officially released album.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
T-DUBB-O: In ten years I plan to be a dominant figure in hip-hop. I will be one of those names. I plan to bring the light back to St. Louis and capitalize on the billion dollar market that is being overlooked. I will be known as one of the greatest that ever did it.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
T-DUBB-O: Fans can access my music on www.T-Dubb-O.com. If you want to contact me reach me on twitter twitter.comTDUBBOHMYGOD, IG instagram.com/TDUBBOHMYGOD, and facebook.com/TDUBBOHMYGOD
T-Dubb-O releases a Deluxe version of MM3 entitled MM3.6 which features material from all 3 Mobstar Maniacs as well as new solo material and a sneak preview from the collaboration project with him and Bo Dean entitled Bruce Vs. Bane scheduled for release in October 2k14. Follow on twitter http://www.twitter.com/TDUBBOHMYGOD
Mobstar Maniac 3.6
"Is it Open Season On a Nigga's Ass?" is one sign that asked a harsh but real question one protester carried during the march to get justice for Mike Browns execution. August 9th, 2014 was basically the straw that broke the camel's back. Here in St. Louis we have felt the oppression of our "protectors" for far too long. Just last year St. Louis City police shot Cary Ball over 25 times while being unarmed, Jayson Moore was another unarmed victim murdered by Ferguson PD, and countless others not just in our city but across the nation. This has been an issue in the black community since the beginning of black communities in America. For some strange reason America seems to over look the harsh reality of growing up with this target painted on our skin. Let's put all our cards on the table here. I have no idea what the words protect and serve mean when it comes to the police force. Every encounter I have had with police officers from a child into my adult years have been negative experiences. I have once yet to be asked by a police officer patrolling MY NEIGHBORHOOD how I am doing, or shook my hand like a man. I have never had a police officer stop and say hello to my sons. The first thing people tend to say is that all police are not bad, and I agree to an extent. In the words of my friend Tef Poe, "All crack dealers are not bad either". I am just asking that you all take a look at the circumstances of our communities to understand our plight. Journalist tend to say that if we don't want police attention don't dress how we dress, don't talk how we talk, basically we should take the black off. My response to that is how many popes, bishops, ministers, reverends, etc have been accused of child molestation? We don't automatically assume every one of them are sex offenders, but every young black male with tattoos and a hat on is a criminal or needs to be "checked out". As kids we can't even stand on our streets without police asking us what we are doing, what are our names, where do we live, do we have any drugs or weapons on us. When I am stopped by police for no reason at all while driving, before the officer ask fro my license the first two questions are; Do I have any weapons and Are there any drugs in the car? But while I am being unjustly stopped and harass "Zack" rides pass me with a loaded AR-15 in his car headed to the nearest school to let off his frustration. Excuse my passion, but I must speak the truth. There is a serious problem with Law Enforcement in this city and across the nation. Black people are murdered without a second thought by the police force, but whites are spared. Here are a few examples; 2012 James Holmes shot over 70 people and killed 12 in a Colorado movie theatre he was arrested, Timothy McVeigh murdered 168 people and injured over 600 in the bombing of Oklahoma City, 2009 Nidal Malik Hasan an Army psychiatrist and Medical Corp officer fatally shot 13 people and injured more than 30 others in the Fort Hood mass shooting (he was an US Army officer someone we put trust in to protect this country did this) he was arrested. Quick pause, these are all white people armed and dangerous with no respect for anyone's life who were detained alive. In 2011 Jared Lee Loughner shot 19 people and murdered 6 and yes he was arrested alive, Ron Lee Haskell 2014 shoots 7 people and murders 6 in Texas but again arrested alive. I could go on forever, but this next instance is hilarious and shows how much of a joke these cops really are. I know you all heard about the Bundy Ranch. If not, here's the scenario. A large group of armed white men marched in a line of battle while at least one civilian rifleman in a sniper’s perch trained his weapon at Bureau of Land Management officials. In reaction, the government didn’t fire a single round or canister of tear gas, and eventually retreated, conceding the disputed ground to the Bundy militias. It’s important to note that the protesters turned out in support of a man who refused to pay his taxes and grazed his cattle without paying the accompanying fees. This man, Cliven Bundy, and his supporters threatened secession and armed revolt against the United States government. Now compare this instance to the peaceful protest that took place in St. Louis County of Ferguson where peaceful unarmed protestors exorcising their first amendment right were tear gassed, chased with dogs, shot with rubber bullets, shot with live ammo, and unlawfully arrested. You still think it is not a race issue? Mike Brown unarmed teenager murdered by a Ferguson Police officer because he was in fear for his life. How is my question? When none of the men mentioned above were shot. Kajieme Powell shot 12 times by 2 Stl city police officers 5 days after Mike Brown's murder. Cary Ball shot over 25 times by Stl city police while unarmed. It's too many of us to name that were murdered in cold blood while unarmed. So it looks as if we arm ourselves and shoot back we will be arrested and not murdered. I am writing this to speak the truth. We must take our communities back. Police are here to serve us. We should not have to fear them. They work for us. The people are in control not them. Government officials work for us, we don't work for them. Governments are supposed to fear their people not the other way around. We have sat by idle for far too long. We as a people must stand united or be eliminated. The targeting of black males is real, the feminization of black males is real, keeping us in a fetal position is real! Let's stand up! Thank you for reading. Follow me on twitter http://www.twitter.com/TDUBBOHMYGOD and visit my website T-Dubb-O.com
Step Or Get Left continues the SOGL Cypher series, this time with Slaughterhouses own Crooked I. Bo Dean and Hystory also brings out the Legion of Lyricist to join the barmageddon including Tdubb-O, Haiku, Stoogie LaRusa and Nate Moore. One of the dopest SOGL Cyphers yet.
Bo Dean x TDubb O 's "Bruce vs Bane" drops in October
Prod by @CrisisKent (Space Council)
Video Shot by Matt Goodman
Song of the Day: Devil or Angel – Kay Gee (Feat. Tru $$)
Today’s song is Devil or Angel by hip-hop artist KAY GEE. The single is coming from his 15-track album, Masters of Ceremonies.
This hot property from Missouri, St. Louis is known for causing riots (in a positive way of course) on the dance floor by mixing classic soulful beats with that modern hip-hop drive…just have a listen to Devil or Angel - too good to miss.
…And there’s plenty more where that came from – head over to SoundCloud and check out Masters of Ceremonies
3 of st.Louis finest going in bar for bar verse for verse over a troupe a loop production..click the link and check it out
Troupe-A-Loop - I Got Flow feat Kay Gee and Drazt…: http://youtu.be/YYndoAfOUZs
for fans at the Vatterott Summer Concert Series. Also take a look at his youtube video for "Proud History" at www.heirjordin.com
DOORWAY 3 Years in a row, 2012,13,14 Also, Nick Menn of Doorway wins the 2014 Best Hip Hop Solo Artist!
Former Rocafella artist Philadelphia Freeway stopped through in St Louis to hit up the studio with two of Missouri’s rising star’s, Bo Dean and Tdubb O to lay down a classic single “Wadup” S/O to Basement Beats for the production. #BruceAndBane project coming soon!!
Thraxx hops on Lil Wayne's D'usse and turns up for the one time.
Check out the long awaited video and sequel to "Money"...ChiChi feat Louie Boy. Shot and Directed by Jon Alexander and Darren Harris.
Each year, the at RFT Music HQ present the RFT Music Awards, an annual celebration of the best and brightest musical acts St. Louis has to offer. The nominees are chosen by a panel of venue owners/employees,promoters/talent buyers, record store staff, dedicated die-hards and various other musical minds from organizations all over the city -- and then the winners are chosen by you!Many of these musicians will appear at the RFT Music Showcase, to be held this year on June 7 in the Grove!
Please vote for Best Hip/Hop Group "Doorway"
Best Hip/Hop Solo "pick one"
Best Hip-Hop DJ "Dj Sno"
Best Hip-Hop/R&B: "Theresa Payne"
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RULES: Select one band per category, or write in your own choice. Only one ballot per voter. Entries must be received no later than Monday, June 9.
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THIS TOUR WILL BE HOSTED BY FREE WAY RICKY ROSS (THE REAL RICK ROSS). AS HOST RICK ROSS WILL BE SPEAKING AT YOUTH CENTERS & EXPRESSING IN EACH CITY HOW WE CAN COME TOGETHER AND MAKE MONEY INDEPENDENTLY & HOW TO REACH NEW FANS AND SALE THEIR MERCHANDISE WITHOUT VIOLENCE AND GUNS. SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMANCES FROM BIG MIKE OF THE (GETO BOYZ) & SPICE 1. A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF THE PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO THE SHOW'EM WHAT YOU GOT FOUNDATION FOR (PUT DOWN THE GUNS).
Indianapolis, IN: ALE EMPORIUM 8617 ALLISON RD INDIANAPOLIS IN - May 14th
Detroit, MI: Jaguar's 15606 JOY ROAD DETROIT MI 48228 - May 15th
Akron, OH: Georgie's 1312 BRITTAIN ROAD AKRON OH 44310 - May 16th
Toledo, OH: Infiniti Lounge 5050 JACKSON RD TOLEDO OH 43613 - May 17th
Omaha, NE: The Hide Out 320 SOUTH 72ND OMAHA NB 68114 - May 18th
Las Vegas, NV: Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino 3667 S LAS VEGAS BLVD
LAS VEGAS NV 89109 - May19th
Sacramento, CA: The Colonial Theater 3522 STOCKTON BLVD
SACRAMENTO CA 95820 - May 22nd
Lancaster, CA: Industry Theater 43145 BUSINESS CENTER PARKWAY
LANCASTER CA 93535 - May 23rd
Los Angeles, CA: TBA - May 24th
Orange County, CA: Club Blue 14160 WESTMINSTER CA 92683 - May 25th
Phoenix, AZ: Fox's Cabaret 3522 GRAND AVE PHOENIX AZ 85019 - May 27th
Logan, UT: Why Lounge 241 SOUTH 500 EAST SALT LAKE CITY UT 84102 -
Colorado Springs, CO: Dragons Lair 430 S. CIRCLE DR. COLORADO SPRINGS CO 80910 - May 30th
Colorado Springs, CO: Speak Easy Lounge 2508 E. BIJOU ST.COLORADO SPRINGS CO 80910 - May 31st
Tulsa, OK: Angels Bar Tulsa 6373 E 31ST ST TULSA OK 74135 - June1st
Austin, TX: TBA - June 3rd
Houston, TX: Club Taylor's 13100 POST OAK RD
HOUSTON TX 77045 – June 4th
Houston, TX: Club Grooves 2300 PIERCE ST HOUSTON TX 77003 - June 5th
Fort Worth, TX: Club X 5100 E ROSEDALE ST FORT WORTH TX 76105 - June 6th
Vicksburg, MS: Convention Center 1600 MULBERRY ST VICKSBURG MS 39180 - June 7th
New Orleans, LA: Red Velvet 3714 WESTBANK EXPY #2 HARVEY LA 70058 - June 8th
Baton Rouge, LA: Bella Noche' 8190 PLANK ROAD BATON ROUGE LA 70807 - June 10th
Jackson, MS: Houston Bar & Grill 2440 BAILEY AVE JACKSON MS 39215 - June12th
Hattiesburg, MS: TBA - June13th Paris, TN: TBA - June 14th
Fort Walton Beach, FL: Cash's Mansion 125 1st SE FORT WALTON BEACH FL 32548 - June 15th
Jacksonville, FL: TBA - June 17th
Augusta, GA: TBA - June18th
Atlanta, GA: Social Haven 45 BENNETT ST ATLANTA GA 30309 - June19th
Savannah, GA: TBA - June 20th Kings Tree, SC: Plush Lounge 1956 THURGOOD MARSHALL HWY KINGS TREE SC 29556 - June 21st
Myrtle Beach, SC: HEAT ULTRA LOUNGE 415 YAUPON CIRCLE MYRTLE
BEACH SC 29575 - June 22nd
Greensboro, NC: TBA - June 23rd
Washington, DC: LOUNGE OF THREE 1013 U ST NW WASHINGTON DC 20001 - June 25th
Baltimore, MD: Club Oxygen 10 S CALVERT ST BALTIMORE MD 21202 – June 26th
Philadelphia, PA: TBA – June 27th
Baltimore, MD: TBA - June 28th
Harlem, NY: TBA - June 29th
Manhattan, NY: Dimenna Center 45 W 37th ST NEW YORK NY 10018 - June 30th