10 days ago Duck Down held a concert at NYC’s BB Kings to celebrate their 15th anniversary. The night was hosted by Angela Yee and Amanda Diva, and the estimated 800 fans saw were treated to performances from the Boot Camp Clik, Torae, Kidz In the Hall, Pharoahe Monch, and Marco Polo. There were also surprise non-Duck Down sets from Large Professor, Jean Grae, Styles P, Masta ce, Pete Rock, Immortal Technique, and Tony Touch.
All in all, a very strong night of Hip-Hop. Duck Down was here before the indie boom, and they’re still here after it. Check out the highlights.
Skyzoo & Illmind
“Too lyrical for me…”
The amusing comment above was made on YouTube regarding this new video “Frisbees” from Skyzoo and producer Illmind. Their album Live from the Tape Deck hits stores via Duck Down Records on October 5. Video directed by Derek Pike.
People are still waiting for this Pack/Lil B phenomenon to run its course. But 17 million MySpace plays and a few more million YouTube views later, the movement appears to be gaining momentum. This leak is called “Based Boys” and will be on their August 24 album Wolfpack Party. “We can hang like orangutan titties.” You can always count on some laughable lines on their joints.
The Pack “Based Boys”
Nicki Minaj already has the Roman Zolanksi alter ego. I wonder which this is. Nicki Poppins? The accent kicks in around the midway point.
Dante Ross Interviews DJ Muggs
Producer DJ Muggs gives some insight into past work and info on his upcoming Ill Bill collaboration album Kill Devil Kills (August 24).