BDUB was formed by two long time friends who met each other in grade school in the suburbs just outside of Phoenix. Kevin Taylor, aka Lance Ito and Jeremy Jones, aka J1s met playing on the same little league team Kevinâ€™s Father coached for. The bond grew tighter over the years as they got older especially with their passion for marijuana and hip hop. Not too long after graduating high school, they decided to put together a small hip hop group named XXI. As the group grew older, several members decided to take different paths in life. This was where Ito and J1s conceived the new group and called themselves BDUB, short for Black & White. Ito and J1s, both produce their own music which has always given them an edge over other group’s sounds. They always knew their sound was original and much different than anything being played on the radio or in clubs.