Duck Down Records has made a big acquisition. The label has added legendary rapper KRS One to the roster. DJ Revolution has also been added to the roster, which is already prepping the releases of new projects.
Dru-Ha, co-owner of Duck Down spoke about what KRS means to the label.
“To say we are honored and humbled would be an understatement. Buck and I have known KRS since our early days in the game, back when we were recording at D&D Studios and he directly influenced the name of the label with his song ‘Duck Down’ (sucka Mc’s Duck). He was also instrumental in one of Buck’s first and biggest records as Da Beatminerz flipped the ‘How Many MC’s’ vocal sample from KRS. But with the nostalgic feelings of KRS being one of my favorite MC’s growing up to the side, it’s KRS’s continued relevance of today that’s most exciting. KRS has a message in his lyrics, a gladiator performer who reps the culture and posses all the qualities that an MC should embody: Meaningful lyrics, mastery of the flow, intense creativity and a ferocious live show. I know how much respect Buck has for KRS, so I can only imagine how this will elevate his game. It’s Old School to those that don’t keep up with the current works and movements but to me, I would call it Now School ,” he said via statement.
Buckshot, the other co-owner of Duck Down, is collaborating with KRS on an entire album. With three songs done, Buckshot explained just why this chemistry works.
This collaboration with KRS-ONE is going to be an album full of Hip-Hop conversation, ranging from New World Order, to socially conscious topics such as unemployment, poverty, and politics. At the same time, we will speak to the streets, as that is what I’m known to do. It’s a dream to be able to work with KRS-ONE. Before I even began rapping that is who I checked for. I kept the Blueprint album on me at all times. That is all I listened to for an entire summer,” he added.
Duck Down is also prepping the release of Buckshot and 9th Wonder‘s The Formula, set to hit stores April 15th.
DJ Revolution is also readying the release of his album, King of the Decks, set to hit shelves this year. That album will feature Dilated Peoples, Bishop Lamont, KRS, Crooked I, The Alchemist, Tash, Defari, Buckshot, Guilty Simpson, Kidz in the Hall, Sean Price and a host of other performers.