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Hubbs / Bio

Hip-Hop artist, Hubbs, was born in Pittsburgh, PA. His mother, a native resident of the Hill District (Elmore Square) section of Pittsburgh, and father, from Cleveland, OH, moved to Penn Hills, an eastern suburb of Pittsburgh, at this time, to raise their family which also consisted of one older son.

Hubbs' primary inspiration in hip hop, which peaked in the mid 90's, was influenced by artists and groups such as Notorious B.I.G. and Nas,Jay-Z, Mobb Deep, AZ, The Lox, Wu-Tang Clan, and recalls listening to DJ Clue, Cutmaster C, Ron G, and Doo Wop underground mixtapes. As Hubbs reflects on his beginnings of rhyming, he mentions "I remember my man Sha-King approached me in 9th grade, and asked me and my man Mike if we’d be interested in being in the school talent show with him. Sha-King had been rhyming for years by that point, but Mike and I had only written rhymes on occasion, just out of hobby. But we agreed to, came up with this song over some ill instrumental with this Biggie voice sample in the hook, and killed the talent show. We were on some young don sh*t (laughs), rockin trench coats and suits and all that. I had the last verse, and I remember cats in the crowd goin’ nuts when I came out and spit my verse. That’s when I knew I had some talent, and also that I enjoyed rhyming and performing. We formed a group called Soul Fabric, laid down a little tape, with some songs and freestyles we recorded, but never did much after that. I didn’t start really writing again until like 2002, which I discuss on my Outkast freestyle on Modern Vintage."

In early 2010, Hubbs began recording his debut mixtape, Modern Vintage, which is a tribute to the 90's era of hip-hop, featuring an array of freestyles over various classic 90's instrumentals. The mixtape was released on February 6, 2011, and can be downloaded on Datpiff.com. His follow up, Present Future, is now also available on Datpiff.com as well.

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Pittsburgh, PA