HipHop and Dancehall Reggae Artist Double DDee!
Double DDee, whose real name is Debbie Duran, was born and raised in Allman Town, Kingston Jamaica. She migrated to the United States in the early 2000s as a young adult to Martinsburg, West Virginia. Within just a few years, she moved to New York City, one of the biggest cities in the world known for its richness in finance, arts and entertainment.
In New York, Double DDee immediately sought out music opportunities, performing at places like Club Demerara and Soul Café (owned by Malik Yoba) in Manhattan. During one of her performances, Double DDee was approached by a record label scout who used to visit the bars to hear new talents perform. Like many young excited artists, she signed her life away in a very complex contract with language that she thought she understood. Upon further examination of the contract she signed prematurely by her newly appointed attorney, it was determined that she would have no control and possession of her songs. A situation that did not sit well with Double DDee. As a result, she decided to quit music, but it came at a price. Quitting the label did not prove to be a viable option because it did not release her from her contract. The contract she signed prevented her from performing or signing with any other record label for over six years.
Although Double DDee's musical career was in limbo, she decided to pursue other opportunities to better enhance her future. Double DDee expanded her family and enrolled in college. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership and an MBA in Human Resources Management. Despite her success in the corporate arena, Double DDee’s passion has always been music and through her persistency and determination, she has released several singles in early 2015, titled “Real Hard”, “Leach”, Love:Hate and "Telephone Bad Gyal" , all under Da’vgion Music, an independent Reggae record label in Owings Mills, MD.
In November 2015, Double Ddee released her new song ‘Birthday Sex’ in collaboration with Shawn Ice on VEVOurban, DoubleddeeVEVO and on AKAM Entertainment on YouTube.
Since Birthday Sex release in November 2015, it has already captured its first award. Ablazin Radio in DC has an annual musical related award show each year and Birthday Sex was voted by listeners as “Song of the Year” in the DMV (DC, MD and VA area). Double DDee was also voted as female artiste of the year for 2015 and Shawn Ice copped the title for male artiste of the year for 2015 as well. Birthday Sex was released under Da’vgion Music LLC, an independent record label located in Owing Mills, MD.
More information about Double Ddee can be found on Da’vgion’s official website, www.doubleddee.me and her songs can be purchased on iTunes, Google Play or any digital music medium.