West Palm Beach, FL
With banging beats and catchy lyrics JDUB uses hip hop to spread the Word of God
But at the start of his music career, a 13-year-old JDUB was skipping school and going to bars and night clubs opening for his father's local rock band, to rap about glorifying drugs, sex and riches
"My brother, who was my mentor in all things worldly, became a born again Christian and led me to the Lord. After that I realized the music I was making was the opposite of what it should it be.
JDUB continues making music about the same topics. This time, though, his perspective is different
"I still talk about smoking weed and wanting money and my audience is the same people who are listening to Lil Wayne or Kanye. But, I'm telling listeners the truth about where weed and premarital sex and longing for money will really lead them — nowhere good.
Amy Yeager, 19, first heard JDUB at a concert at her local church, First Baptist Church of Lake Park
At the time, she was getting into trouble at school and dealing with an abusive boyfriend
"One of his songs, called 'The Key,' made me want to change my life," Yeager said. "JDUB help me realize I need to accept Christ. He, his music, helped save me.
JDUB spends several days a month performing at churches from Fort Pierce to Miami, as well as occasionally opening up for such Christian artists as Grammy-nominated rock band Fireflight
The independent artist has completed four CDs, of which 4,000 copies have sold. In the works is his fifth album, titled "The 5 Album.
JDUB has a degree in Biblical studies from Palm Beach Atlantic University and is involved in his local church ministry.
JDUB, recently released the single and music Video for the single "Stand On It" that you can see now on Youtube and purchase on iTune
"Would I love to get signed by a big label? Absolutely. I want to be able to do my music full time, but right now I'm doing the things that are most important to me.
JDUB is a husband to his wife Susan and father of two girls, Jaclyn and Eden
JDUB maintains his spiritual health mentally by reading Gods Word and seeking his will
"Sure, if there's something new I want to give a quick listen to, I will, but, it's that mainstream rap that encouraged me as an adolescent to do what I was doing. Because of it, I thought missing 46 days of school in sixth grade was cool. Music is a state of mind, and that's why my music sends a message of love, respect and faith in Jesus Christ.
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