The Dudez are a hip-hop/ska/rock duo, Geruan Johnson (aka Ronnie Ron) and Desmond Gaston (aka Steez), who met in 2007 while both were seniors at Kearny High School. Ronnie had played clarinet in elementary school, later doing his first recordings in the studio at the Teen Center in Linda Vista. Their first release Recess features Poodeezy collaborating on the pro-marijuana song “Elevator,” as well as DJ DeeRock.
Their 2010 CD Stone Age was co-produced by Isiah Salazar and Haze Banga. In September 2011, they released a mixtape called The Invitation.