Double Vision - The ability to see clearly, in the realms of the Natural and Spiritual.
Is how this new controversial group describes themselves. In this dualistic world, one must be equipped with Double Vision.
These two men of GOD uncover and expose the truth behind this life's most archaic battle. Within every man, women, and child this battle rages, and by most is totally misunderstood. Why, the misunderstanding? Because man has neglected the truth and believed the great lie. What is the truth? That mankind has been given dominion and authority over principalities and spiritual wickedness in high places. What is the lie? That mankind is self-existent and god of his own soul.
At the heart of Double Vision's message this crisis is thoroughly examined, analyzed and inspected, so that the listeners can form their own opinion from the evidence presented. When asked, "why focus on such a controversial subject matter?" DEEP'S response was, "without change there is no growth and people are afraid to go against the grain, and be ridiculed, persecuted and mocked for believing and standing for the truth which is Christ Jesus." A.D. inserted, "The Devil is busy and people are dying for a lack of knowledge, I believe we have been called to awaking those asleep in this most treacherous of times." Double Vision is definitely a group of the next millennium, presenting the Gospel in an explicit manner. When asked what they meant by explicit, A.D. replied, "If you were to look up the word explicit in any dictionary you will notice that the meaning of the word explicit is defined as; (being clearly stated, leaving nothing to be implied.) Explicit doesn't mean cussing, calling a woman out of her name, or n***** I'll kill you, or F*** you!! Explicit is just what it is, clearly stated, so what better way is there than to express yourself boldly, freely and clearly about the truth of Christ Jesus. That's why we have a recommended instead of a parental advisory sticker on our CD."
So do you think the industry is ready to receive a group so down right militant to the point that you are, sold out to combat with the belief that loves conquers all? DEEP replied, "well it's not our concern whether or not the industry will be ready for us, the fact is that it's is to late for that, the true sons of GOD have been released, along with many other soldiers around the world, with the same mission." He further added "by any means necessary this mission will be completed." Double Vision is a certainly a breath of fresh air in an industry full of, greed, sex, pride, jealousy, sin and just outright ignorance.
ARTIS BROKENBROUGH -AKA- (ANNO DOMINI)
It's been a long road for producer/harbinger A.D. His career in music began at the early age of 10, when he learned to mix records from his father. At this early age he began mixing at gatherings thrown by his father and was often the highlight of the evening. Later at age 12 he began writing lyrics and formed a group with a childhood friend, Jose Medina -aka- (MC Zay), called the DEFROST CREW. The name derived from battles they would have with a rival crew known as the COOL ICE CREW, so you see the connection.
At age 14, A.D. then moved to Tacoma WA, where he continued writing and also began dancing. Two years later his dancing led to his meeting and joining of a local posse known as D.C.P. Out of D.C.P. emerged the rap group CRIMINAL NATION, who had subsequent releases on NASTYMIX, and more recently Ocean Records. However the big payday never came as everyone had hoped, and the group broke up but would later get back together.
A.D. then joined the US Army, and served for 5 years, still writing lyrics. He hooked up with another soldier, Glen Holmes -aka- (LOW LIFE), and the two began making demos in their barracks rooms. Soon after A.D. left the military and retuned to Tacoma a married man, but nonetheless, a hungry man still very music driven. Upon his return he met his future brother-in-law Michael Mattlock -aka- (YOUNG M.I.C.), and became apart of the H.I.D.D.E.N.
The H.I.D.D.E.N. was a revolutionary rap group, which recorded many tracks together, had a large local following, almost signed a major record deal, but didn't released anything until after A.D. left the group. He also hooked up with his partners from CRIMINAL NATION, appeared on their most recent release, and has also appeared on DREKNO'S: Playing for Keeps album. However, the message and the lifestyle he was leading would eventually land him on his face at the altar of a local church repenting for his sins. A.D. says, "My life was turned upside down. Everything I did seemed to be falling apart, my music, my marriage, I wasn't working and at the lowest point in my life, ready to throw in the towel. That's when JESUS CHRIST revealed himself to me and changed my life forever."
With his newfound faith A.D. began speaking to his friends about the goodness of GOD. However those closest to him rejected Christ at that time for one reason or another, thus the breakup of the H.I.D.D.E.N. Taking his mind off music for the first time in his life, he began to earnestly study the word of GOD, which led his meeting with GOD SOUND. It was threw this meeting that he would come into contact with his future partner in rhyme SCARRED DEEP. The two began free styling together which was very tough at first for A.D. just coming out of the world. A.D says "when I met DEEP and started free styling with this brother, cuss words and all sorts of crazy stuff would try and come out. So it was difficult catching myself, but with time my whole vocab was changed to strictly glorify GOD." Two would perform at open mic nights at club Impact and everyone thought the two were a group because of their obvious chemistry. When asked one night what their group name was they had no response, but soon afterward GOD gave them the name, DOUBLE VISION, and the rest is history.
DAVID WHITE -AKA- (SCARRED DEEP)
This Southern pioneer out of the dirty streets of Louisiana, at a young age found himself loving music, dancing, and imitating the music of other artist. Later he was inspired to make Hip-Hop music, because these artist was expressing themselves in a manner that was identical to his lifestyle. Soon he became in touch with the gift of gab burning deeply within him. Wanting to express himself and what was all around him, DEEP started free styling and battling other MC's.
After awhile he hooked up with a group known as the P.C. Posse (Perfect Combination), where DEEP found himself dancing and performing at live shows. Loving this music life he soon had the opportunity to record his first demo with a couple of rap partners; Cedric T, and John Scott, who together form the group Rated X. DEEP became one of the front men, and striving to make it, worked hard from sun up to sun down believing that his day would soon come.
Dealing all the while with decisions to, either make his living illegally or continue to strive to become one of the most crucial MC's ever, DEEP with his partners often found themselves at the short end of the stick. Constantly being played and misused time after time, DEEP got tired of the rigmarole and the group went their seprate ways. DEEP eventually moved to Boston, MA where he hooked up with Mook Dook, and began free styling and performing at talent shows. They later formed the group C.M.O.B, and met Krumb Snatcha, a mainstream artist featured on the Training Day soundtrack, with earlier appearances on the GURU's and MOP's albums.
However DEEP was not satisfied with the way things were turning out and moved to the West Coast, where GOD would soon change his life. Being new to the scene he had no ideal that GOD had plans for his life, and that he would end up spreading the GOOD NEWS thru the gift that GOD had given him. DEEP then began performing at churches and other events, wanting to keep his gift alive. He also attended concerts at local clubs and met the group GOD SOUND who invited him to do a song. Of course his reply was, "Yes", and from that moment their relationship grew.
DEEP began to attend the club regularly, and was able to showcase GOD's gift within him. After many weekends of performing at the club, he found himself standing alongside ANNO DOMINI. The two had totally different styles but the chemistry they had could not be ignored. "What was brought together that night was extraordinary", DEEP says. Later these two would form DOUBLE VISION one of the most gifted and talented groups to emerge in the industry.