Vlad TV partners with DJ Dubl to present new interview series with UK talent22 February 2021 - Press release
The UK based DJ and presenter DJ DUBL has been announced as the dedicated UK host for VLAD TV. With interest in UK rap having grown massively in the US over the last couple of years, Vlad has marked this by bringing ‘Dubl’ on board to front the UK side of the channel. He will be putting out meaningful, in depth conversations with the UK hottest artists, shining a light on the unique talent we have on these shores. This new chapter starts with a conversation with Bandokay and Double LZ from one of the UK's hottest drill crews OFB.
VLAD TV is hugely influential YouTube channel and media platform at the heart of hip hop culture in the US and around the world. With over 4M subscribers on YouTube, Vlad TV is the go-to platform for hard hitting conversations with the biggest names in urban culture past and present – names like Nas, Snoop Dogg, Mike Tyson, 21 Savage and Cardi B only scratches the surface.
DJ Dubl has forged a strong reputation for discovering and championing emerging talents from the UK scene, he has presented several live broadcasts for BBC 1Xtra and is known for his own YouTube channel, having interviewed some of the biggest names in the country, including Giggs, J Hus, Wretch 32, Ms Banks, Stefflon Don and many more.
He has also recorded interviews with international names such as Will.I.Am, Damian Marley, Ty Dolla $ign, Anne Marie and more recently released Pop Smoke’s first ever UK interview. In 2017 Dubl's interview with Lady Leshurr went viral after Nicki Minaj posted a clip on her Instagram page. He has also worked alongside DJ Whoo Kid on Eminem's Shade 45 (Sirius XM radio station), presenting a 'UK Rap' segment of Whoo Kid's show to millions of weekly listeners across the US.
DJ Vlad quote:
"We've had the likes of Giggs, 67, Akala and K Koke on the channel before - all very highly regarded interviews. The interest in rap music coming from the UK is growing out here, so with this new chapter of VLAD TV interviews we're opening up even more UK artists to our international audience. We wanted someone in the UK who knows the culture inside out, has a good reputation as a strong interviewer and can hold relaxed, no holds barred conversations with the biggest artists and personalities in the United Kingdom. DJ Dubl was the obvious choice."
DJ Dubl quote:
“Being able to interview some of the biggest artists and producers in the UK on such a huge international platform will bridge the gap between the UK artists and the potential US fanbase! On top of that it will bring more viewers from the UK to VLAD TV, making the platform even stronger & solidifying it even more on both sides of the Atlantic! This is an incredible opportunity for the artists I'll be sitting down with to reach a massive international audience, and I hope it will help fuel the interest in UK rap from abroad in a way that has never been done before!”