Dubbledge

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Dubbledge is an English rapper based in Watford.[1]

He first gained interest with the track The Internet Song, which was distributed online.[2]

He has appeared on releases by many UK hip hop artists including Foreign Beggars, Micall Parknsun, Braintax, and Jehst, as well as performances at Glastonbury and various festivals

Dubbledge was officially sponsored by Dilate clothing in 2007 (although not exclusively), when joined by their UK hip hop team. Since then he has collaborated with clothing labels on many occasions for cross promotions and product placement deals. Dubbledge can be seen to be wearing Dilate merchandise in the music video, Antigrey starring Dubbledge and Braintax.

Dubbledge released the mixtape The Fist of Jah in 2005. It featured the likes of Foreign Beggers and Genesis Elijah with production by Dag Nabit and beatboxing by Shlomo of the Foreign Beggers.

Dubbledge's debut album The Richest Man in Babylon was released on Low Life Records on October 1, 2007, had 3 song featured on ITV1's ‘Wish You Were Here‘ show and was chosen by Hip Hop Connection as "album of the month", describing it as an "enjoyable, entertaining, and rewarding listen", with HHC's Hugh Leask noting Dubbledge's "skill for setting the ordinary next to the extraordinary, blending the humdrum everyday minutia with the dramatic and explosive".[3] His song "Lips 2 da Floor" pokes fun at grime music with its cult classic video clipping youtubes best moments together creating a montage of hilarious accidents.

Dubbledge's One inch Punch Mixcd released late 2009 on his own Hidden Agenda label, used beats from 90s classics reworking hits by artists including Dr. Dre and Snoop, Black Moon, Method Man, Raekwon, Souls of Mischief, Jeru Da Damaja and Group Home and featured Kyza formally a part of the Terra Firma group

His Dubbledge vs The Boondocks album released 2011 [4] saw the rapper cleverly use fragments of the cartoon series The Boondocks to create a unique 35 minute concept album featuring production from Chase & Status,[5] Ben Grymm, DJ IQ, L.G and Metabeats including an cleverly worked Willie Lynch letter remake "After a light-hearted opening skit, the Watford native launches straight into the hard-hitting, How To Make A Slave AKA Willie Lynch. Parodying slave owner, William Lynch’s, 1712 speech on how to perpetrate the conditions of slavery, the rap gives a darkly ironic account of slavery’s origins and following social ramifications. “And that’ll carry on till the end of days,/ So I can sit back while the slaves make the slaves,” ‘Edge raps over a heavy, solid beat. Noted SBTV's Fiona Guest [6]

His Homage to Enter the Dragon has gained particular interest on YouTube Video link

On the subject of how he came up with his name, he once said in an interview "A Rasta man once told me that the tongue is a double-edged sword, even though it may be one of the smallest muscles in your body. It can do the most damage. It can start wars or bring peace."[7]

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