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Southampton, England, United Kingdom | Established. Jan 01, 2006 | SELF

Southampton, England, United Kingdom | SELF
Established on Jan, 2006
Solo Hip Hop Dubstep




"Laura May Coope"

Totally listened to the whole beast, enjoyed it loads! (on Zuby's 'Commercial Underground 2' album) - Laura May Coope, Former BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra


Zuby's unique style and clearly pronounced flow will certainly be the thing for any record executive's palate. It appeals to the club and will turn heads in the underground. - UKHH.com

"Dan Kinasz"

Zuby captures that rare atmosphere spurned so well by the old-school hip-hop masters, but rarely since. His vocal is assured, steady and never overly indulgent, plus tonally very satisfying. Impressive stuff. - Dan Kinasz, Your Army Promotions


Zuby proves that it’s possible to bring rap back to a focus on cerebral, amusing lyrics. - SBTV

"Russell Barker"

Zuby has the consistency and talent to make it. He deserves a much wider audience, and with a push in the right direction will win fans from locally, nationally and internationally. - Russell Barker, Music Critic

"Jenni Page"

I like the old school influence and he definitely sounds different to most UK urban acts out in the market right now. - Jenni Page, Chilli PR



Zuby is a hip-hop artist who doesn’t shy away from expressing his perspective. Every lyric, chorus and statement proudly proclaims his beliefs - with a rare honesty that is refreshing, compelling and inspiring.

Zuby was born in England and raised in Saudi Arabia. He attended an international school where he discovered his first obsession - art. He was ambitious even as a child, with dreams of becoming a cartoonist. His creative passion would eventually lead him down a different path.

As a Computer Science undergraduate at Oxford University, Zuby started rapping and within months self-released his debut album 'Commercial Underground'. His first single and music video ‘Steppin 2 Me’ achieved local popularity, receiving radio spins and national TV airplay.

After graduating, Zuby initially joined many of his university peers in the corporate world. But after 3 years of feeling restless, he left the stability of a ‘normal job’ behind him to pursue his passion for music full-time in 2011.

Since then, Zuby’s fan base and list of achievements have continued to grow. He has sold over 25,000 albums independently, created a successful merchandise line, founded a retail pop up shop and reached over 4 million YouTube views and 125,000 followers online. His 'Zubstep' EP reached #12 on the iTunes Hip Hop Charts and he has become the highest funded UK based rapper on Kickstarter.

Zuby is a masterful live performer who has toured the UK extensively, including headline tours in 2017 and 2018. He has graced stages in the USA, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria and across Europe. His extensive performance resume also includes opening for several popular artists such as Akala, The Pharcyde and his favourite rapper, Tech N9ne.

​Notable Gigs: Hip Hop Kemp (Czech Republic), Bournemouth 7s Festival, Truck Festival, Basingstoke Live, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, O2 Academy Islington, O2 Academy Oxford, O2 Academy Bristol, O2 Academy Bournemouth, Jazz Café (London), Bodega (Nottingham), Joiners (Southampton), The Waterfront (Norwich), Trinity Centre (Bristol), Chapeau Rouge (Prague, CZ), Battle of EST (Tartu, Estonia), Berks (Aachen, Germany)

Radio Highlights: BBC Radio 6, BBC South, BBC Oxford, BBC Norfolk, Amazing Radio, Voice FM Southampton, Radio Spin (Czech Republic), Blackout Radio (Croatia)

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