Omar Hill was born on November 19, in Detroit, Michigan. At the age of 13 his family moved to the North Bronx area of New York. It was around this age that Omar began listening to hip hop and writing his own verses. When Omar was 16 he began to tone his skills and started to record his songs with the neighborhood group “Block Fam”. It was at this time that he was named “O-Dub” because he was said to “overdose on the mic” with a fast speed recital.