Dbo, born Devan Dumes, September of 1987 in Indianapolis, IN. began getting into music, rapping and writing lyrics at the age of 18. Aside from being a prominent, rising rapper in the Midwest, Dbo is also a social activist known for his humanitarianism, and hard work in the community just as much as he’s known for spitting a mean 16. Dbo works closely with Judah Ministries among many other organizations, and charities by assisting with back to school drives for underprivileged children, Christmas and Holiday giveaways, Summer program partnerships and many other righteous causes.
Dbo has collaborated with prestigious rap recording artists such as Kevin Gates, Lil’ Durk and Texas legends Bun B. of UGK and the iconic Scarface of the Geto Boys. In 2017, Dbo made a huge impact with the release of his album Deliberation. Celebrity DJ, the renowned DJ Reddy Rock helped break Dbo’s music in a major way as well as getting an extra push from esteemed program and radio director Jay 1. Hot 96.3 FM on air personality Bswift was one of the first to believe in Dbo and Bswift cosigning his music really opened many doors for the budding Indiana based recording artist. Dbo’s success lead to him winning the Leak Award for Best Male Rapper, and best single. The buzz surrounding Dbo paved a way for him to share the stage and open up for artists such as Blac Youngster, Lil’ Boosie, Webbie, Starlito and Bun B. as well.
When it comes to Dbo’s music, there is no one word or phrase that encompasses all that he is as an artist, however when it comes to Dbo as an all around person, rest assured he is most definitely a man that cares more about the well being of others, than himself….. because when it comes to the community and the world, “he gives back”.