DUBB has been releasing music and building his buzz for a few years, but now, the California native finally feels like it’s his time. With that in mind, he dropped his latest mixtape, Perfect Timing, this week.
The project, comprised of 14 tracks and featuring Crooked I, Joell Ortiz, Fred Da Godson, Emilio Rojas and more, is hosted by DJ Skee and DJ Whoo Kid.
On “Reverse Racism,” he touches on issues he feels are plaguing his community, mourning the violence he’s grown up with both at the hands of police and his peers. “How we gon’ change the world if we don’t change it within?” he wonders at the end of the track.
Then there are tracks like "Middle America," with a patented laid back West Coast vibe sonically, but balanced out by DUBB's impassioned rhyming. "N---as dying every day, lord can you save us?/ I love you and I hate to ask for favors/ But I'm tryna find a way/ I'm tired of these wakes," he fires off.
Towards the end of the tape, “Moments” gives the 28-year-old a chance, over feel-good production, to both reflect on the struggles he faced growing up in South Central, Los Angeles, and also treasure some of his recent success.
You may actually remember him from tracks like “Food For My Stomach,” off Game’s 2014 album Blood Moon: Year Of The Wolf. Last year, it was reported that he signed with the Compton rapper's Blood Money Entertainment, but it turns out things were never made official.
"We cool; I don’t got no issues with him, don't go not problems, but I'm not signed to Blood Money," DUBB told HotNewHipHop this week. "I'm still an unsigned artist and I'm solo and I'm doing my own thing."
Now, he's ready to again stand on his own.