Born Phillip Gary Horton II on June 19, 1986 in Tallahassee, Fl. A versatile artist who can rap, sing, write and produce his own material as well. The Dude is consistently grinding, and working on new material, he understands the importance of reaching the masses. He’s performed at venues all throughout the Southeast Region of the United States, and even a few up north. As The Dude continues to push for wider audiences, and radio play, The Dude vows to stay humble and focused.
The Dude hails from the Charlotte, North Carolina area. Where he did most growing up. But being from Florida keeps him In touch with his "Deep South Roots". He's Always had a good ear for music and a driven mentality.