W.E. (wil) Adams was born and raised in Dallas, Tx. He’s the youngest of three siblings, but the oldest boy. Raised to be a musician, he began his musical career at the age of 4 by banging pots with wooden spoons. He quickly advanced to drums and piano and by the time he turned 10, he was playing at his church and a middle school band. “DubaU”, was the Drum Major at his high school during his Junior & Senior year and scored a music scholarship to college. He became a member of Alpha Phi Alpha while attending East Texas State University, but later moved to College Station to attend Texas A&M University, where he received degrees in Sociology and Psychology.
Since then he has lived and worked in Dallas and performed music across the country. He’s been fortunate enough to share the stage with a diverse group of artist from Jeannette Brantley and Roy Hargrove to Hellafied Funk Crew and Shai. “DubaU” began writing poetry in the late 90’s and performed at the Austin International Poetry Festival during those years. He authored a book of poetry in 1998 and produced a spoken word album that he co-produced. For several years, “DubaU” was an active participant in the poetry scene in Dallas and was part of an initial group of artist who combined jazz music with poetry.
His interests are broad and varied. He began cycling after his wife taunted him into taking an indoor spinning class and he realized the high was like none other. He’s been riding for 3 years and enjoys the solitude of being on the road. He’s often said “getting your body to go fast, producing any degree of speed using what God has given you is intoxicating”. “DubaU” enjoys a healthy lifestyle and encourages others to exercise and eat healthy.
Wil, his wife, and infant daughter live in Desoto.