Duby Rodgers
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Duby Rodgers

Cleveland, Ohio, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2018 | SELF

Cleveland, Ohio, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2018
Duo Hip Hop Indie




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Dubymusic - April 20, 2019



Duby Rodgers was born in Cleveland, Ohio on April 3rd, 1993. His musical journey started out in 2008 during his days in high school. At that time he started discovering hip hop on a level deeper than what his parents were listening to. His father had a love for hip hop, R&B, blues, and jazz while his mother, who was born in the Liberia, had a love for West African music, hip hop, R&B, and soft rock. Growing up with all these different sounds made his love for music seem inevitable. 

After writing his first raps in high school throughout his two years in college he didn't start pursuing a career in music until 2015. He reconnected with 3 friends from high school, Austin Wilson, Hassan Hines, and Samuel McIntosh, where they started the Hip Hop collective AyyeDeesMM (80sMM) which stands for 80s Meets Modern. This collective was formed to represent the foundations of hip hop and how the old school can be blended with the new school to create a whole new vibe and energy. Starting out in the local Cleveland music scene they had their share of ups and downs but after an ACL injury to Duby Rodgers things slowed down at the beginning of 2018.

Following a long recovery at the beginning of 2019, Duby Rodgers decided to leave Cleveland for 4 months and live on the Big Island of Hawaii on a raw vegan organic farm, completely changing his lifestyle and diet overnight. In his words, "I just knew I needed a change in life. I was working everyday and dedicating more time to jobs and corporations that didn't need my services than I was dedicating to myself. I had to rediscover myself and my passion for music and in order to do that I had to completely detach myself from what was comfortable. Change always brings growth." He self-released his first album, Dubymusic, on April 20, 2019 on all streaming platforms and is performing once again with a new level of focus and appreciation for music.