SubZero617 "Sub" hails from the Roxbury area of Boston. He was born in '79 and raised during the 80's and early 90's when street gangs were rampant and Hiphop was the predominant sub-culture of his city. SubZero was heavily influenced by his immediate surroundings and the culture behind Hiphop. Though being raised in the midst of turmoil SubZero came from a hard working God fearing family with parents who instilled a work ethic and a sense of community in him. He loved to express himself but was often times mistaken for being a quiet child because he was so attentive to his environment. The wide spectrum of influences breeded an man who was comfortable in almost any extreme, a man who could blend in in the street or in the office, in the church or in the club.
Sub's love for music and his work ethic lead him to become an amateur publicist and promotor for New England area artists who were looking to get exposure. The work he was doing was praised but finally came to a ceiling when he realized the reality that profit was the bottom line in the music industry. Quite a different reality than expected by up and coming artists who dreamed of making a living via uncompromising self expression. Sub believes that one can still make a living in the industry without compromising the integrity of who you are, but it requires unwavering determination and untiring work ethic. He has set out to prove this by sharing his work and even unfinished work with the people in hopes that others will see him and follow suit.
It's almost perplexing that a single man can attract fans that range from Neo-Soul to Hard-core thug. SubZero617 expresses himself through styles that vary like night and day. His introspective thought process and DGF attitude at times seem to clash but SubZero617 finds a way to make it work. He prides himself on being in touch with his duality and his music ranges from laid back and melodic to hyper organized confusion. SubZero617 prides himself on being in touch with his duality and won't allow himself to be typecasted to a genre.