In the summer of 2008, P-Duble's life was twisted around his physical and spiritual self like a python around it's prey, when he was forced to face two deaths in the span of one week. One was a member of his immediate family and the other was a lifelong friend.
Online PR News – 10-August-2009 – – In the summer of 2008, P-Duble's life was twisted around his physical and spiritual self like a python around it's prey, when he was forced to face two deaths in the span of one week. One was a member of his immediate family and the other was a lifelong friend.
Since then P-Duble has gone on to establish a solo buzz with his suprise hit "i Ball." After releasing a full-length LP in early 2007, P-dub is doubling down on the new stuff the Lord has been leading him to create.
With lifetime experience in the rougher districts of town, this self-proclaimed “Naptown Soldah” targets Jesus Christ to the secular crowd, remaining strictly true to street flow and gangsta language. Bass-laden tracks layered with his unique, slow, but yet intriguing flow patter, often supported by nothing more than “stunner” sounding production speaks to the credentials of the artist himself and his self-created production crew Stank Beats. The entire unit comes from the self-contained Stank Records label, which shows considerable similarity to Tonéx’s MSS Records in terms to its ‘go it on your own’ philosophy.
Behind his cocky sense of humor, there's a dark underbelly that surfaces on "Goin' Crazy (i wanna' die)," a brink-of-insanity cry for help filled with booming 808s and a uniquely clever sing-songy digital harmony.
"You never, ever understand me/My eyes are my eyes, how you look in your eyes, is ever gonna' make me see/It's better off for me to die, for me ain't nuthin' nice/If you could read my brain, you'd probably go and see my life," he croons.
The background of this artist deserves attention, as it truly helps to explain where his ministry is at. Despite an early church background, P-Duble became deeply rooted in the gangsta lifestyle. Hear it in his own words:
"I don't need Jesus," I kept telling' myself. "I'm a G…a b.G…and an O. G….!....however, I knew He was the answer and eventually I became so desperate, lost and hopeless....that I broke down.....and gave it up to Him."
He goes on to explain his realization that God gave him his musical talents for a purpose: “To reach those that are being reached and are entrapped by a life and environment that seems so overwhelming, with His message. A message of hope, love and salvation. I also want to let them know that I thought there was no way out, but I found a new life, a new truth, and a new way of living. A life of hope and love, a truth of salvation and eternal life, and a new way of living; all with the support of believers and others just like me and just like them, who have been redeemed by the blood of Jesus. They say on the streets, 'once you in, you can't get out. Once you put in work, you all about work, you will always put in work!' I always believed that and felt I would be down until I die. I was! I was down until I died, or should I say, my flesh died. Now, I have been reborn as a new person, but I am still puttin’ in work! No one can take that from me. God left parts of me intact, so I can relate to the thugs. So I can feel with the hustlas. So I can understand these street youth. So I can implement the plan He has laid before me."
The Indianapolis native has silently been building what is currently an unknown Christian Ministry powerhouse, with the hopes of launching it sometime in 2009. However, patience is a virtue that he has learned to possess. His moniker derives from what he was called when he was younger: "They (older girls) thought I was cute like a teddy-bear, so they called me Lil' Pookie," P-Duble stated. "I began using that when I would freestyle and was spellin' it out a lot. As I grew and matured; musically, physically and emotionally, I eventually cut it short and just began to use 'Pookie.'"
"Then I shortened it up again to "Pooc," still spelling it out, ya' know, P-double O-C...," added P-Duble. "Eventually I just dropped the whole nickname moniker and took the "p-double" out of what I was spellin' to create "P-Duble. It's even growin' into "P-dub" and juz' plain "P" or "dub," he concluded.
Regardless of the moniker, he's poised to make a major impact, with proof found on his debut single, "i Ball." The charismatic and talented wordsmith has plenty of passion and takes artistic risks, while delivering a mix of club tracks, raw street anthems and aggressive, spiritually-charged compositions.
Another single bound to be a hit; "Respect," is a hyperactive blend of crunk and 808 bass, complemented by the Midwest MC's ability to parlay some buzz-worthy, lyrical energy.
His full-length release; Stank Block Boi is scheduled to hit the streets on 12/1/09.