Author: Anjelica Morales
The DMV is notorious for creating some of the most groundbreaking artists. DeUce Double is part of this new wave of artists hustling to put on for the city. "My music background begins with my Grandmother in D.C. Shirley Ables who is in the Gospel Music Hall of fame. She taught me how to play multiple instruments at her music ministry in DC and the DMV. I started to produce, act, & song write once I got older.
I'm from the DMV; but specifically, Fort Washington, MD. Both sides of my DNA is music, my father's studio was where I experimented in high school. As I got older & had a child of my own to take care of, I ended up choosing between the studio & doing independent videography or the streets.
I chose the booth. Some of my inspirations are Three 6, UGK, Mambo Sauce, Outkast, Chuck Brown, Future, Scarface, Lil' Wayne, Biggie, 2pac, Nas, Eminem, Wu-Tang Clan, Rakim, Naughty By Nature, Public Enemy, and Jay-z."
Every artist approaches their music differently. For some every move is calculated, Double is a bit different. "My music is unplanned, its just whatever I'm feeling like doing on a track at that particular time sonically. I try to bring a Go-Go style of music into all of my in-house beats. Project Examples:
"Fort Washington (MicroEP)", "Mr. 40. Watt - The Secret (The Lost Tapes)"
"Cruisin'", "K.I.$. & Mr. 40. Watt - Cruisin (MicroEP)"
DeUce is confident in who he is, which makes him stand out securely. "What makes me different from the rest? I'm family, children, & people doing well FIRST and being gangster 2nd!!! I'm also an all around entertainer. I'm an actor in several independent films & a producer/creator of several films, songs, shows & plays."
With his eyes on the future he has big plans. "In five years I expect my investments of time and resources will come to fruition in some mogul moves. Ive been working in various industries throughout my socio-professional career. I believe some grown up moves on some industrial development is best for the future of my life as a father, a man, and as a layered brand.
The goal for my music is to give the people something entertaining and different. I want to win Grammy's and Oscar's. To be honest."
It's obvious that DeUce Double is made for success. His ability to articulate himself well and a game plan as clear as water, expect big things soon!