Hurricane Sandy has impacted many thousands of people across New Jersey and New York. Many lost power for days on end and many others remain without power across the region. Others, like Tim "P-Dub" Boyce, lead vocalist and band leader of New Jersey reggae band Predator Dub Assassins have had their entire lives turned upside down.
P-Dub lost his entire house and home recording studio in Bradley Beach at the New Jersey shore during the storm on October 30th. His recording studio was flooded by the storm destroying all his equipment and gear and then a tree fell on top of the roof, completely destroying the house. His wife, 14 year old daughter and infant baby (2 weeks old) had to seek refuge with family.
According to a post that he shared on Facebook:
Many folks have been asking how they can help the Dub family in the wake of this epic disaster and I have been too busy to really answer everyone as we are a bit overwhelmed to say the least. We lost everything from both chest high floodwaters running through our house, as well as a giant tree that smashed through our roof. We are homeless and without equipment.
One of the issues we are having to deal with is the remaining stock of PDA CDs. Many of them got wet. We still need top move em out though, and so have created a PayPal link where you can either get 2 CDs for $5 or 4 CDs for $10. (Inserts may be slightly damp, lol, but CDs will play just fine.)
In addition, we have made all albums $5 via CDBaby. These, of course, are dry as a bone. Also, if you just wanna make a contribution of any other amount of even some kind words of encouragement, there is a link for that as well. This is the time when each purchase truly counts. Thanks again everyone and stay positive.
As a singer/songwriter and producer, P-Dub has worked with a diverse range of artists including: Akon, Britney Spears, Twista, Trina, Sean Kingston, FloRida, Collie Buddz, Dipset/The Diplomats, Pharoahe Monch, French Montana, Jadakiss, Three 6 Mafia, Paul Wall, Buju Banton, Maxi Priest, Wayne Wonder, Billy Blue (Def Jam), Ace Hood and others.
He has also appeared on some of the same albums as pop luminaries like Lady Gaga, P-Diddy, Trey Songs, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, and Lil’ Wayne, seeing a #1 Independent (Billboard), #2 Rap (Billboard), #4 Hip Hop/RnB (Billboard), and two top 10 albums on iTunes (reggae) in the process.
There will be a benefit concert for P-Dub on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at The Court Tavern in New Brunswick, NJ with various supporting acts. If you’d like to help P-Dub in his recovery please buy a CD or consider donating funds via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org.