NEW MUSIC: J-Dub “Roc Back”
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It’s been a while since J-Dub was stricken with Insomnia. Has he finally gotten the rest he needed? Is he back to stay? We don’t know. But it sure is good to hear that old Roc-A-Fella sound again. Hov and Just Blaze would be proud.

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NEW MUSIC: Mitch Transue “Get It To Spend It” ft. J-Dub
By J.Scott |

With one of the standouts from his recent ‘Promise Me Tomorrow’ mixtape, Mitch Transue teams up with J-Dub over this bass-heavy production. What’s the point of getting all that money if you can’t enjoy some of it, right?

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NEW VIDEO: J-Dub “Mixtape Shit”
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J-Dub has been giving us single after single from his album ‘Insomnia’. It’s like this guy can’t stop. This time around he brings a performance/lyric video for the album’s track that sounds right out of one of his mixtapes. It’s like The Captain is back.

J-Dub is also letting rappers use his beat for their own mixtapes.
Download the single AND the instrumental here.

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NEW VIDEO: J-Dub “Green Screen” ft. LyriX
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For the fourth single from his recent album ‘Insomnia,’ J-Dub teams up with long time collaborator LyriX for one of the album’s standouts: “Green Screen”. The video almost feels like a behind the scenes look at the video everyone else would shoot for this song.
Download ‘Insomnia’ here.

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NEW MUSIC: J-Dub “Survival”
By LG |

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J-Dub wastes no time hopping on the unofficial Call Of Duty: Ghosts theme song from Eminem. This lyrical barrage is nothing new from this guy. He addresses everything from Miley Cyrus to Kendrick, all while displaying the lyrical acrobatics we’re used to from him.

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ALBUM REVIEW: J-Dub “Insomnia”
By LG |

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J-Dub is one of the artists you can always count on to bring you great music. When it was announced that he was releasing an album, it was immediately put on our hot list for upcoming projects. This album is supposed to be a more internal look than his mixtape, The Captain. Will J-Dub’s sleepless nights translate into a perfect album?

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NEW ALBUM: J-Dub ‘Insomnia’
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After multiple singles, a ton of promotion, and almost no sleep, J-Dub releases his first solo album in over five years. Insomnia is a culmination of moods, energies, and styles. J-Dub produced the entire album, and says that the album is “a complete and continuous body of work.” You’ll notice that as you listen – as each song sonically transitions into the next, creating what feels like one never-ending and forever-changing song.
Keep reading for tracklist and download link.

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J-Dub ‘Insomnia’ Commercial
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We have less than a week before J-Dub wakes us up with his album ‘Insomnia‘. Taking a page out of Jay-Z’s book, he gives us a little commercial breaking down some things about the album. From the sound of some of these beats, we don’t think we’ll sleep through this.
The free album will be available on July 2nd at JDub4Life.com.

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NEW VIDEO: J-Dub “Queen”
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With just over a week left before J-Dub releases his album ‘Insomnia‘, he gives us one more single to rock with until then. He takes a tonal shift here, sampling Andy Grammer, and speaking directly to women’s hearts. But with his always honest approach.

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J-Dub Reveals ‘Insomnia’ Tracklist
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With two weeks left for the release of his forthcoming album, Insomnia, J-Dub finally drops the full track listing for the project. Looks pretty meaty.

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