|Birth name||Carl Dobson|
31 January 1983 |
Plaistow, London, England
|Labels||Lock Down Records|
|Associated acts||Durrty Goodz, Keisha Buchanan, D12|
Dobson was born in Plaistow, East London.With Caribbean roots from Saint Lucia Having previously spent five years in Aylesbury Young Offender Institution for robbery, handling stolen goods, theft, burglary and criminal damage; Dobson turned his attention to music.
He gained underground fame due to his membership of grime collective Boys In Da Hood, which included various artists including half-brother Durrty Goodz. Amongst his better known work was "Sing Along" (2004) and "Gully" on which he collaborated with Sugababes' Keisha Buchanan. He also produced a documentary entitled Crazy Times Vol.1, and appeared on the grime mixtape Practice Hours. In 2006 he made an appearance as himself along with many other MCs on the Channel 4 show Dubplate Drama.
The East London rapper's most popular hit was I Can C U, receiving heavy airplay on Channel AKA.
Dobson and his stepfather Anthony Green were sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of 21 year old Richard Holmes on the Chingford Hall estate in Chingford in November 2005. Possibility for parole was set at a minimum of 30 years by which time he will be in his fifties. The MAC-10 submachine gun used in the murder was found four years after the killing; in February 2009 a local drug dealer was sentenced to seven years imprisonment for its possession. In prison Dobson is considered to be a high profile prisoner and has been able to use prison facilities to record material and hold interviews with outside media. In 2010 he released his second mixtape, a sequel to 2005's Crazy Times, with the material having been recorded while incarcerated.
- 2005: Crazy Times, Vol. 1
- 2010: Crazy Times, Vol. 2
- Two jailed over rap lyrics murder, BBC News, last accessed 14 October 2007.
- Kennard, Julia Drug dealer's Mac-10 machine gun was one of arsenal of converted weapons, thisislocallondon.co.uk, retrieved, 30 July 2009
- Rapper Raking in Cash From Prison Album, Daily Star, last accessed 20 May 2013.
- Crazy Times Vol. 2, Discogs, last accessed 20 May 2013.