I’ve bumped his mixtape subURBAN for the past few days and undoubtly his single, War Paint, is still my favorite (highlighted below), but every song on the tape is DOPE. The sounds are diverse. His flow is tight. The lyrics have meaning and emotion. There’s a different song and vibe for all hip hop lovers to enjoy on the tape.
Perfect reason to feature it here on AEMNYC along with his single, right? Stream the JDVBBS mixtape subURBAN here. Check out the press release for the single War Paint below.
Washington D.C. rapper/producer JDVBBS (pronounced ‘jay-dubs’) presents “War Paint”, his self-produced single from his new album subURBAN featuring. Besides his original material, JDVBBS has release cover versions of songs by artist from Sara Bareilles to Juicy J, and has performed alongside Tayyib Ali, Fuze the MC, Alyssa Marie, Definition of One and Killa Theory Live. “I wanted to expand on a term my roommate threw out one day,” says JDVBBS about the song. “I woke up from a nap and my roommate is sitting on the living room floor switching her nail polish before going out for the evening. I made a joke about it and she says ‘gotta get that war paint right’ to which I double take – ‘war paint?’. She says ‘yeah, you’ve never heard it called that before?'” Regarding subURBAN he says “I wanted this album to be a representation of everything I have to offer as both a musician and a person. From the eclectic samples down to the personal stories, subURBAN is a reflection of the music I’ve been inspired by, the people whose paths I’ve crossed, and experiences I’ve shared.”