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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 News | posted 20.09.2021
Dexter
Now on Vinyl: »Pandemie und Freunde«
Tracks against stress: Our HHV Label now releases the EP »Pandemie & Freunde« by Stuttgart based beat smith Dexter in a limited edition of 500 copies on vinyl.
Music List | posted 01.12.2021
End-of-year Vinyl Review 2021
Top 20 Books
From the ultimate 2Pac oral history to a re-reading of Daft Punk’s legacy and the B-sides of music history, these books shaped a year whose first half gave us plenty of reading time.
Music Review | posted 28.10.2021
Quantic & Nidia Góngora
Almas Conctadas
Eight years after a joint EP, Nidia Góngora and Quantic intensify their collaboration with the album »Almas Conctadas«.
Music News | posted 27.09.2021
Windows彡96
Exclusive Edition: »Magic Peaks«
With homesick flicker: The Sao Paulo-born musician Windows彡96 releases his new album »Magic Peaks« on 100% Electronica on November 12, 2021. A limited colour edition is available from HHV Records.
Music List | posted 01.12.2021
End-of-Year review 2021
Top 50 Albums
Much like every cloud has its silver lining, this year had some fantastic music to offer – something to hold on to in difficult times. These were the 50 best albums released on vinyl in 2021.