Dubb Uno was born on March 23, in Chicago, IL under the name Erik Shumpert. Raised on the west side of Chicago, he always knew he was destined to be a great singer/songwriter in life. His drive to make it in the industry led him to slack off during his high school years. He was educated in a private school, in which the value of education was enforced, but even this did not change his drive to become a singer. He finished high-school and went on the college at Joliet Junior College, where he majored in Music. He soon found out that this eduction was not beneficial to the career path that he wanted to take. His courses taught him to become a music teacher, but not how to embrace the musical style within himself. He quickly left JJC, to dive head first into releasing the musical genius.