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 @TDUBBOHMYGOD, IG @TDUBBOHMYGOD, and facebook.com/TDUBBOHMYGOD
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