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BuDouble

BuDouble

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Ryan Thomas is an American Drill rapper and songwriter who was born on the 20th of June, 1991. He is popularly known by his stage name BuDouble. He's a member of TFG, a set of the Gangster Disciples gang and a native of Illinois, Chicago[1]

Career

He became interested in music when he was nine and uploaded his first song to YouTube in early 2014, he learnt quickly and was rapping when he was in the fifth-grade. He is part of the TGF gang and has released three albums.

Budouble engages his fans on various social media platforms, with over 6,000 followers on Twitter[5] (@realbudouble) and over 22,000 followers on Instagram[6] (realbudouble)

Personal

He has two brothers, a rapper named Shaquon Thomas, famously recognized as Young Pappy and TaySav (aka Tay Savage, Tay Da Producer), who is a rapper, songwriter, and producer.[3]

He and his brothers grew up in Chicago. He has a son named Damian. Budouble is passionate about Basketball.

Young Pappy's Death

On the 29th of May 2015, it was a Friday morning, BuDouble’s brother Young Pappy, born Shaquon Thomas, was gunned down, the “Shooters” rapper succumbed to two gunshot wounds to his back in Uptown.

He was taken to Advocate Masonic Medical Center but had lost a lot of blood, he was pronounced dead afterwards.[2] A death which was blamed on the tragic gang war plaguing Chicago at that time. Few months before his death, the brothers both did a collaboration on the song titled "Whip It".

September 13, 2015

On a sunny Sunday afternoon, the sounds a sporadic shootings was heard Uptown neighborhood on the City’s North Side, in the 1200 block of West Ainslie.

Budouble was shot nine times and was left struggling on the floor in a pool of blood.

He was hit on the right side of his torso and leg, but managed to get himself to Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital. [4] He is widely recognized for his track titled "I Ain't Going". which was released after his recovery.

Discography

His songs can be downloaded from various music sites like, Spotify, Tidal (service), Napster, Apple Music. He has released three albums;

  • 2 pap Vol. 1, 2016. containing 18 tracks, with the popular "I Ain't Going" song title.

  • Legacy, 2018. containing 14 tracks.

  • 2 pap Vol. 2, 2018 containing 15 tracks.

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