Zuby is an anomaly in Hip-hop. He was born in England, grew up in Saudi Arabia and is a graduate of the prestigious University of Oxford. Through years of hard work and dedication, he has become one of the UK’s most accomplished independent rappers; with over 23,000 albums sold and three nationwide tours completed.
His intelligent wordplay, inspirational lyrics and distinct voice have earned Zuby a loyal fan base. To date, he has reached over 850,000 YouTube views, 22,000 Facebook fans and 13,000 Twitter followers. He is also one of the first British artists to open his own pop-up shops, where he sells his music, merchandise and own brand of wireless headphones.
"Zuby proves that it’s possible to bring rap back to a focus on cerebral, amusing lyrics." - SBTV
Zuby is an experienced live performer with over 100 gigs to date. He has performed all over the UK, as well as in the USA, Germany, Czech Republic, Estonia, Serbia and Saudi Arabia. He has also supported many well-known artists including: Tech N9ne, Bizarre Ride Live (aka The Pharcyde), Akala and The Coup.
Several of his songs have received airplay on BBC Radio stations including; BBC 6 Music, BBC South, BBC Oxford, BBC Norfolk and BBC Essex. He has also received spins on many regional, national and international radio stations.
In 2013, the ‘Zubstep EP’ reached #12 on the UK iTunes Hip-Hop Chart. This was a remarkable achievement for an unsigned artist and a testament to Zuby’s growing fan base. This was followed by a successful crowdfunding campaign in 2014, where he raised nearly £9,000 on Kickstarter to fund multiple music videos for his fourth album ‘The Year Of Zuby’.
On July 7th 2016, Zuby released his seventh independent project, the ‘Seven’ EP, produced by long time collaborator Anno Domini Beats. He is currently promoting his new release around the UK.
Thousands of people are already down with Zuby. Are you?
- 2016: Seven (EP)
- 2014: The Year Of Zuby (LP)
- 2013: Zubstep (EP)
- 2011: Commercial Underground 2 (LP)
- 2010: How I Feel (EP)
- 2008: The Unknown Celebrity (LP)
- 2006: Commercial Underground (LP)
Music Industry Quotes
Zuby captures that rare atmosphere spurned so well by the old-school hip-hop masters, but rarely since. His vocal is assured, steady and never overly indulgent, plus tonally very satisfying. Impressive stuff. - Dan Kinasz, Your Army
I like the old school influence and he definitely sounds different to most UK urban acts out in the market right now. - Jenni Page, Chilli PR
Really enjoying the video and track. You’ve got some impressive styles going on there. - Laura May Coope, former BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra
His unique style and clearly pronounced flow will certainly be the thing for any record executive’s palate. It appeals to the club and will turn heads in the underground. - UKHH.com