Jason “Gabbo” DupreeJason Dupree a.k.a Gabbo was born and raised in East Baltimore Maryland to a family of poets and musicians. Jason’s love for rap music began in the fourth grade and by the age of 16yrs old Jason was known to be one of Baltimore’s best MC’s. After countless school yard battles and dominating free- style ciphers his reputation increased which lead to him getting a record contract with Rough House Columbia however, the deal fell through. Shortly after Jason recorded two songs on a LL-Cool J compilation but, was never released.In 1999 Jason gained the attention from Jazz recording artist Kim Waters. “ Gab is the most talented artist I have ever worked with” stated Kim Waters. After developing a friendship with Kim, he began recording records with her along with other big name artist such as Dru-Hill’s Ruff Skolla to Def Jam producer J Funk who once stated “Gab has a good balance of commercial and street in his music adding to his incredible writing range”. Gab should have been 50 cent four years ago. I knew he was a star the first time I met him- Ruff Skolla.For as many low’s as Gabbo has experienced he has gained plenty of musical accomplishments. Taken his musical career to higher heights he was offered the opportunity in 2003 to open up for State Property & Roca Fella records at the Atlanta Georgia NBA All star weekend. This lead to commercial recordings for major league Baseball and theme music for Rasheed Wallace’s radio show. Gab is also a credited song writer registered with ASCAP and credited as producer and writer on his first CD “Gee’s up” released on Swan Dive records. When the word spread fast that Jason “Gabbo” Dupree was not only a lyrical genius but, also a well rounded land creative song writer he was approached to write “Stop Tryin” for an all girl group called Untouched at the time signed to an independent label known as incisive Entertainment.Disappointed in the way his career was heading Gabbo took a 4 year hiatus to reinvent himself lyrically. After soul searching Gabbo realized his love for music was greater than the needs of himself and in 2008 Gabbo began recording his second CD “Streets of Jupiter”.By 2009, Streets of Jupiter created a world wind of buzz throughout Maryland and eventually hitting radio airwaves. “Fly Away” the first single to be released off of “Streets of Jupiter” became the most requested song receiving 10 out of 10 on Morgan State’s 88.9 strictly hip hop where he currently holds raining champion for 3 weeks straight. And most recently “Fly Away” was given 4 out of 5 from internet radio show “Deep Flow Radio” and won an award.Gabbo has created a unique style interlocking his incredible use of word play along with his catchy choruses. While tracks like Most Incredible, Fly Away, Black Clouds and Solar Powered show the uniqueness of the album Gabbo is a chameleon and has street tracks like Leave em pissed and space ships. “I’m natural, 100% about the lyric, I am the thinking man, the working man, the poor man, the hustler, I’m the rich, I’m the single mom. I am the prophet”. - Jason “Gabbo” Dupre“ Gabbo has made alot of noise on the Internet and magazines such as This is 50 .com,Nappyboy.com,Shaddyville Dj's.com,and much more even allhihop.com where he put up off his new album" The One and Only"( Money On My Mind) witch the first day up in a 24 hour period gave him over 20,000 hits witch landed him a deal with R B C Record Label out of Cali. A 2 year deal signed may 10 2010 R B C has top notch artist such as Jill Scott, Snoop,2 Short,and E40 just to name a few.In April Gabbo appeared in the Source Magazine in off the radar ,Don Diva,Fever Mag.Check for his E P album release Sept.21 2010Gab is destined to be a hip-hop superstar.Gabbo takes pride in illustrating how his passion for Hip Hop is cut from the finest cloth.Says Brace Urself of The Source Magazine.Though he attributes the legend's to his success,Gab's ready to take a tittle of his own"I no longer want to be good , I want to be the best!"
THE DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH The chosen one, the pick of the liter, the next big thing, all words used in describing rap artist Gabbo. But for me the diamond in the rough best fits the crowned jewel of Baltimore, Maryland. Whose first taste of National success came in 2009 with the release of his independent rap album 'Streets Of Jupiter'.. That would go on to become an underground classic. In the streets, the local hip hop scene, and radio shows just loved it. Songs like 'Fly Away', 'Black Clouds', and 'Money On My Mind' made it's way through the music industry and internet. Thisis50.com, Shadyvilledjs, and other hip hop sites carried the music. On Allhiphop.com Gabbo had 20,000 views in 24hrs. The Source Magazine featured Gab in it's off the radar column. The writer states "Gabbo's music is cut from the finest cloth." Later that year in 2010 his music would get the attention of RBC Records, and by summer he was signed to the record label, and released 'Gabbo The One And Only' digitally online. Along side good friend and talented producer Millameter, 'The One And Only' was a hot album. "Street Hop at it's finest!" but with little promotion and with RBC's bigger named artist such as Tech N9ne and E-40 getting most of the attention, the album made little noise on the mainstream scale. But in terms of talent, intelligence and charisma, RBC Records owner Brian Shafton said "Gabbo is the total package, or in one word he's DOPE!" I would even say he is as good as the great ones, slick as Jay, deep as Nas. JUST HOW GOOD IS GABBO? As soon as he walks through the door people want to sign him. As a young teen in the late 90's Rough House Columbia offered a deal. In the early 2000's LL Cool J's Roc The Bells brand wanted Gabbo. Think about this...! He doesn't have a million views on youtube, he's not all over mix tapes, or on bigger artist records. He's just a B-More Emcee who put out an album that caught New Yorks eye then signed with a West Coast label with little fan fare just pure talent...WOW! Gabbo is working on a new album now, his first single drops this summer , I can't wait to hear it, but this go round, I hope the whole world hears it too! Check Gabbo out on Facebook, Myspace, and Twitter, and buy 'Gabbo The One And Only' on Itunes. You can also get 'Streets Of Jupiter' upon request on Facebook.