Picture this, an arena with over 5,000 fans screaming their lungs and hearts out. A blacked out stage with a spot light beaming down the center giving the midnight moths air and space for life. A hanging microphone directly under the spotlight illuminating key parts of the stage with is reflection from the light. Anticipation built so high, one can only expect a sudden appearance from Michael Buffer to gracefully bless an introduction with his voice. And then he steps out, no music, no speech, nothing. He walks centre stage, and pulls the microphone down firmly, allowing the crowd to once again begin to raise the voices to the highest capacity. He asks a question, still in movement, swag in posture, and astounding conceit in voice, “Is H-City in the Building”?
Hawthorne’s own, Kevin “K-Dubb” Williams is “thee” new face of progressive influential hip hop. Making his mark on the underground scene, his presence has solely inspired many onlookers to chase their dreams with the equal or elevated passion felt in watching others achieve theirs. “All I want to do is make good music”, said by K-Dubb himself every time he sits down to write a song. Something many rappers say, but something few artists can do. Born in Faquier County Virginia, K-Dubb traveled with his mother to San Bernardino California at the age of four. After shifting threw multiple residences, Debra, (k-dubb’s mother) found a nesting city in Hawthorne. This would prove to be K-Dubb’s defining years.
While attending Hawthorne High School in his senior year, K-Dubb dedicated more energy to his music. “After I graduated, I had to have music for my career. I’m no doctor, lawyer, or any type of follower.” K-Dubb focused his energy on going to West Los Angeles College, and then Sound Masters Sound Engineering School. Neither one, did he collect a degree of completion, but attending each one until days before graduation. “I never went to school to get a piece of paper (degree), I just wanted to learn. It may sound stupid, but that’s me, and I do me.” K-Dubb took the knowledge from Sound Masters to run a mixing board, took the Knowledge from West L.A. College to run a marketable business, and started his own foundation of musicians. He pro-claimed the new group associations to him as his H-City, a city within a city. “We represent a core of independent individuals that exist inside a small city, but we make so much noise, the world can hear us.” H-City is born.
K-Dubb began his mission to make footprints into this congested industry. By Touring with Such artist as Cashis (of Shady Records) and the legendary Slick Rick himself, it has been nothing short of exciting. “Every single show I have, I have gained fans who didn’t even like rap”. This is the ultimate dream of crossing over into a new genre of music. Yes it’s music, but so far from traditional hip hop. The most impacting west coast artist has graced the scene. With three albums, and 3 mix tapes available now, K-Dubb’s footsteps are getting bigger and bigger.
K-Dubb has performed with more well known artists in the past 3 years, Complimenting artist for the past 7 years, and making music for the 13 years. With all this history, 2009 has proved K-Dubb’s genre of music will solidify his presence in the industry. K-Dubb has improved his skill level drastically with each and every one of the 5 compilations out in stores now. With his Latest release, “We All Eatin’ Togetha” the album title says the purpose of his career. Today, K-Dubb is constantly ever-changing his style to continue formatting his musical platform. Stay Tuned…