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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
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
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
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
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
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.
Music − Review | posted 26.06.2020
The Finnish multi-instrumentalist Antti Vauhkonen releases playful music with his vinyl 10-inch »2«, released by Jazzaggression.
Music − News | posted 23.06.2020
A Japanese Groove Disc Guide
Exclusive Edition: »Wamono A To Z«
For the start of the »Wamono A To Z« series, DJ Yoshizawa Dynamite and Chintam have put together ten pearls of Japanese rare groove from the sixties and seventies. We have an exclusive, golden vinyl edition available.
Music − Portrait | posted 09.06.2020
For the better part of a decade now, the Dekmantel imprint from Amsterdam is successfully squaring the circle as label, festival and promoter of several events: Connecting innovation and underground with a quality standard that is by now globally recognized without failing its aspirations. An end? Even in times of crisis far away.
Music − News | posted 24.06.2020
Apollo Brown & Che' Noir
Exclusive Edition: »As God Intended«
Apollo Brown has teamed up with Che’ Noir for »As God Intended«, which will be released by Mello Music Group on September 4, 2020. The album is exclusively available from us in a Coloured Vinyl Edition.
Music − News | posted 22.06.2020
Exclusive Edition: »Wu Hen«
Kamaal Williams will release his new album »Wu Hen« on July 24th, 2020, on which modern jazz mixes with influences from Grime and UK garage. In Germany the exclusive edition on silver vinyl is only available at HHV Records.