‘Verse Unheard’ is a new series from Duck Down Visuals featuring artists spitting their favorite verse that has yet to be released. First up…BK’s own Joey Bada$$ performs a verse from “Swank,” off his upcoming project, ‘Summer Knights,’ out June 12th.
Duck Down & Javotti Media SXSW Showcase w/ Talib Kweli, Black Moon & More
Saturday, March 16th at 8PM
Presented by Timberland & Shoe Palace
Venue: Haven (409 Colorado St., Austin, TX)
Talib Kweli (with band)
Black Moon (Enta Da Stage 20-Year Anniversary Set)
Res of Idle Warship
DJ Run P
DJ Set by Statik Selektah with special guest
Sponsored by Timberland, Shoe Palace, Monster Cable DNA, tunein, DJBOOTH and Fusicology.
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Wax explains to Duck Down Visuals how being on Def Jam made him appreciate his indie situation, the key to getting over 250k subscribers on YouTube and details his new album.
Wax’s new album “Continue…” is available now: http://bit.ly/10T8Im3
Interview by Shane Gill
Shot & Edited by Guy Blelloch
It’s been 5 years since the announcement of Sean Price’s Mic Tyson and P finally delivered in 2012. Check out our thoughts on Mic Tyson and let us know what you thought about it in the comment section.
We have new Ask Questions on the way. Please be patient with us a bit longer as we get our new editors up to speed.
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Sean Price’s ‘Mic Tyson’ album cover is brought to life in this animated video directed by The Chain Gang. The clip’s audio is set to “STFU Part 2,” produced by The Alchemist. Watch as Sean Price drinks milk, pilots a spaceship and beats down killer apes.
First off, this cover is mad crazy! Second, so looking forward to the Jill Scott record. I will be copping this on the day it drops. Believe that. Dropping March 22nd on Duck Down Records.
1. The Warning (ft. Idris Elba) [produced by Pharoahe Monch]
2. Calculated Amalgamation [produced by Lion Share Music Group]
3. Evolve [produced by Exile]
4. W.A.R. (ft. Immortal Technique & Vernon Reid) [produced by Marco Polo]
5. Clap (One Day) (ft. Showtyme & DJ Boogie Blind) [produced by M-Phazes]
6. Black Hand Side (ft. Styles P & Phonte) [produced by Mike Loe]
7. Let My People Go [produced by Fatin “10″ Horton]
8. Shine (ft. Mela Machinko) [produced by Diamond D]
9. Halie Selassie Karate (ft.Mr. Porter [produced by Sam I Am]
10. The Hitman [produced by M-Phazes]
11. Assassins (ft. Jean Grae & Royce Da 5’9) [produced by M-Phazes]
12. The Grand Illusion (Circa 1973) (ft. Citizen Cope) [produced by Adam Deitch & Eric Krasno]
13. Still Standing (ft. Jill Scott) [produced by M-Phazes]
These guys again. They are back with their second installment of Dead End Hip Hop Conversations. Feature interview with Skyzoo during the Duck Down Anniversary Tour. Also, who got next? The DEHH crew gives their take on who makes it out as they discuss Wiz Khalifa, Jay Electronica, J. Cole, Drake, and Kendrick Lamar. As usual, Kinge and Feefo don’t seem to agree.
After his classic CD with Bad Boy, Life Story, Black Rob has been missing from the game. Yeah he dropped his 2005 album The Black Rob Report, it just wasn’t the same. And yeah he was in jail from 2006 to 2010 but we have not seen that same 2000 Life Story Black Rob that we dig. Well, good news folks, it has been reported that Black Rob is now a member of Duck Down Music. Black Rob has a new album coming out in 2011 titled Game Tested and Street Approved.
Black Rob explains the LP is a “testimony of what I stand for and how I feel. The people have been asking for true hip hop music, and that’s what I’m giving them. I stayed away from features. I’ve been away for 4 joints, so I feel the people deserve to hear me. When I came home, I went right to work, and didn’t have time to reach out to cats. On my next project you will get that. As for producers, I have some up-and-coming cats on there. I believe in giving cats a chance. As far as named producers you may hear a joint or two from Buckwild, Self Service, Bishop, Scram Jones and Pete Rock.”
On his decision to work with Duck Down Music, Black Rob reveals that he “always respected their movement and also been a fan of their music. If I’m going independent why not go with a team I respect, and they have always had a true family setting & environment.”
I wonder if Black Rob will show up tonight at The Duck Down 15th Year Anniversary tonight in Atlanta. I’m sure the fans would appreciate a guest appearance from dude.
Tomorrow, yours truly and crew will be at the Masquerade for the Duck Down 15th Year Anniversary Tour. I can tell you, from watching Buckshot at the A3C this past weekend, it’s worth it. Below are some upcoming projects from a few performing. Come check it out!
Skyzoo & !llmind: ‘Live From The Tape Deck’ OUT NOW!
Rock: ‘Rockin Out West’
Tek: ’24KT Smoke’
Ruste Juxx: ‘Adamantine’
Pete Rock & Smif N Wessun: ‘Monumental’
Pharoahe Monch: ‘W.A.R.’
Random Axe (Sean Price, Black Milk, Guilty Simpson)
9th Wonder & Buckshot: ‘The Solution’
Click here for Masquerade tickets.