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Duck Down Records (Record label)
Duck Down Records is a New York-based record label for hip hop music, founded in 1995 by Kenyatta »Buckshot« Blake and Drew »Dru-Ha« Friedman. The Independent label is focused on Hip Hop and after 16 years it includes artists like KRS-One, Cypress Hill, Heltah Skeltah and Pharoahe Monch. Despite the New York roots, it has been one of the labels, which were repected by the »other camp« at times of the East Coast/West Coast conflict. This respect went so far, that they even recorded the unreleased album »One Nation« with Tupac. 2011 Duck Down Music 3D was founded, a music marketing company with an own distribution, specialized in the indie szene.
Duck Down Records in Features
Music Interview | posted 29.05.2013
Talib Kweli
A new Chapter
Talib Kweli has never taken so much time for a single album as he has with »Prisoner of Conscious«. His requirement to himself was to create something that would function beyond the world of Hip Hop, something that would break the boundaries of genres – the genres he himself feels trapped in. This mission took the 37 year-old MC to different countries and had him collaborate with old acquaintances as well as with new artists. The result is an exceptionally personal album.
Duck Down Records in Reviews
Music Review | posted 16.11.2012
Sean Price
Mic Tyson
Despite the apparent lack of variety, it is a very entertaining record, provingNew-York-doyen Sean Price to be in excellent form.
Music Review | posted 11.10.2012
Skyzoo
A Dream Deferred
With »A Dream Deferred«, the still underestimated Skyzoo has come up with a more than just solid album yet again, armed with a proper portion of »nineties«.
Music Review | posted 22.08.2011
Random Axe
Random Axe
The expectations concerning the collaborative album of Black Milks, Gulity Simpsons and Sean Prices were very high. Unfortunately, the record doesn’t quite meet those expectations.
Music Review | posted 10.06.2011
Pharoahe Monch
W.A.R.
Monch has seen it all, nothing can possibly rattle him, apart from maybe HipHop’s state of mind these days – a very good reason to be presenting his third LP.
Recent Articles
Music Comment | posted 20.11.2019
RSD Black Friday 2019
12 Vinyl records to look out for
We’ve browsed through this year’s list of exclusive Record Store Day Black Friday 2019 releases and put together a selection of twelve Vinyl records that we’ve identified as possible highlights.
Music List | posted 03.07.2019
Polish Jazz
An introduction in 10 vinyl records
The Polish jazz scene is considered one of the most important and creative in Europe. Today it oscillates between superficial conventions and hidden ruptures. A little search for clues.
Music News | posted 30.08.2018
Neneh Cherry
New Album: »Broken Politics«
»Broken Politics« is the new work by Neneh Cherry. The album of the Swede, completely produced by Four Tet this time, will be released on October 19th on Smalltown Supersound.
Music Review | posted 04.10.2019
Nef
Mais Alors !!?... C'Est a L'Envers
»Mais Alors !!?…. C’Est a L’Envers«, the first and only album of the French band Nef, has now been re-issued.
Music Column | posted 29.06.2019
Records Revisited
Lootpack – Soundpieces: Da Antidote! (1999)
The breakthrough: »Soundpieces: Da Antidote« lifted the still young West Coast label Stones Throw from the circle of experts to the cult Olympus. Now the underground classic is 20 years old.