Black Moon ‘Enta Da Stage’ 20th Anniversary Teaser (Video)
Go behind the scenes with Black Moon, 20 years after they dropped their ground breaking album, ‘Enta Da Stage.’ Get insight from Buckshot, 5ft, DJ Evil Dee and Dru Ha as they discuss the early beginnings of Black Moon and what went behind their debut album.
Stay tuned for the full clip which will be released later this year on RedBull.com
Fans in Austin, TX can celebrate the anniversary with Black Moon as they’ll be performing at Duck Down & Javotti Media’s SXSW official showcase Saturday, March 16th, at Haven (409 Colorado St.) alongside Talib Kweli, Roc Marciano, Statik Selektah and more: http://bit.ly/ZQ1P2K
Filmed by Guy Blelloch & Shane Gill | Edited by Guy Blelloch
Inside look at Pete Rock & Smif N Wessun finalizing their album, ‘Monumental,’ in stores June 28th. Stay tuned to see Pete Rock take fans through an in-depth session on how he mixed the title track off the project.
L-R-G x Duck Down 15 Year Anniversary Zip-Up Hoody
The long-standing relationship between Duck Down Music & L-R-G dates back to the early days for both the clothing company & the Record Label. Over the years there have been consistent collaborations from single cover artwork design (Smif N Wessun ‘Spit Again’), a series of T-shirts, print ad campaigns & event tie-ins. It made perfect sense for the Lifted Research Group to pay respect to the label’s 15 year anniversary with a limited-edition Zip-Up Hoody available now at the Duck Down Shop.
The perfect fall item, available in Medium – XXXL for $65.00. Navy fabric. Raised Double-D lettering in front with the classic L-R-G logo. Raised XV Duck Down Running Man logo in back. Top Quality & weight of the zip up Hoody consistent with the L-R-G brand.
One lucky fan can win the opportunity to receive a free Zip-Up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, address & phone number. The winner will be randomly selected. Contest ends October 14th.
Fans in the following markets will have the opportunity to purchase this item during Duck Down’s East Coast US tour with performances by Pharoahe Monch, Sean Price, Buckshot, Smif N Wessun & Skyzoo and music by DJ Evil Dee: http://www.duckdown.com/eastcoasttour/
9th Wonder & Buckshot are currently mixing their 3rd studio album together, entitled, The Solution. Stay tuned for new music, interviews & upcoming videos. “Concrete Jungle,” an unreleased track from 9th Wonder & Buckshot’s vault, was directed by B Green.
Last week Sean Price held the first ever Rap Baby Shower, live from Santos Party House in NYC. Sean Price reveals his favorite gift was a pair of Deceptacon socks from General Steele for his baby girl, Shaun P!!!. Enjoy the re-cap which also features a live version of FIGURE FOUR.
Kidz In The Hall MTV Jams Shameless Drops
Kidz In The Hall give you their top 5 shameless reasons why you should buy the LAND OF MAKE BELIEVE, in stores today.
Kidz In The Hall New Album Land Of Make Believe Out Now Only $7.99 at iTunes & Best Buy iTunes features “Jukebox” as Free Single Of The Week BET 106th & Park Premiere’s “Jukebox” Today at 7PM EST Currently On “Crowd Control” Tour alongside 88-Keys, Izza Kizza and Donnis
Album features production by Just Blaze on “Take Over The World” with Colin Munroe and appearances by MC Lyte, Marsha Ambrosius, Amanda Diva amongst others
Hip Hop alternative duo Kidz In The Hall (K.I.T.H) new album, Land Of Make Believe, out today, March 9th in all physical & digital retail outlets! Additionally iTunes is featuring “Jukebox” as the free single of the week and BET’s 106th & Park is premiering “Jukebox” today at 7PM EST. K.I.T.H are currently on a 20 city tour called the Crowd Control Tour alongside 88-Keys, Izza Kizza and Donnis.
ESPN SportsCenter will be continuing to feature Kidz In The Hall ‘s latest single “Take Over The World” ft. Colin Munroe and co-produced by Just Blaze. Land of Make Believe also features MC Lyte, Marsha Ambrosius, Amanda Diva, Chip Tha Ripper, Donnis, Tim William and Russoul.
Melding Hip-hop, R&B and Pop/Rock, the album is “Extraordinary music for ordinary people” comments Double- O, DJ of K.I.T.H. A sonic department from previous albums, The Land Of Make Believe dares to push the boundary between who you are, who you think you are and the constant struggle getting to where you want to be. This album allowed K.I.T.H to reflect and analyze both strengths and weaknesses redefining their goals and aspirations. Naledge, MC of K.I.T.H comments, “the moment we have worked for has come to a crossroad. We’ve never taken time to look ourselves in the mirror and analyze what this industry has made us. As a lyricist, I used this album to serve as a soundtrack to my aspirations and to my downfalls, but also as a chance to evaluate who I am as a man compared to whom I envisioned myself to be.”
Tuesday – 3/9/10 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
Wednesday – 3/10/10 – Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection Live
Thursday – 3/11/10 – Pontiac MI – Cro Foot/Pike Room
Monday – 3/15/10 – Enid, OK – The Underground
Thursday -3/18/10 – Austin- TX – SXSW
Friday – 3/19/10 – Austin – TX – SXSW
Sat – 3/20/10 – Austin – TX – SXSW
Wednesday – 3/24/10 – Denver, CO – Cervantes
Thursday – 3/25/10 – Murray, UT – Murray Theater
Saturday – 3/27/10 – Los Angeles, CA – Key Club
Thursday – 4/1/10 – Seattle, WA – Studio 7
Friday – 4/2/10 – Portland. OR – Berbati’s Pan
Founded on the grounds of Ivy league school University of Pennsylvania, 2008 was a big year for hip-hop alternative duo Kidz In The Hall. After the release of their critically acclaimed album, The In Crowd, it propelled them into MTV’s TRL & BET’S 106 & Park limelight with key tracks like “Drivin Down The Block,” and “Love Hangover” featuring Estelle. Later success landed them a global Reebok campaign around the brand’s Classics campaign remixing & shooting a video for Special Ed’s “I Got It Made” which featured in over 500 footwear locations nationwide. From there fans saw them on every stage with Gym Class Heroes, MURS, N.E.R.D., The Clipse and heard them on numerous video games including EA Sports Madden 09, NBA LIVE 2010, Rockstar Game’s Midnight Club LA and Activision’s Pimp My Ride 2.
Duck Down Celebrates 15 Years – New XV Logo Created
SXSW Label Showcase – Friday Night, March 19th at The Scoot Inn Presented by VTECH, 2K Sports, & Pro-Keds
Duck Down Music Inc was established in 1995. Fifteen years later the Indie Powerhouse has grown into a blossoming home for both veteran MCs and rising stars in the music industry.
To set off the 15 year milestone, Duck Down will be bringing the majority of its roster to SXSW for a Showcase on March 19th at 8PM at The Scoot Inn (1308 East 4th Street, Austin, TX)
With support from VTECH, 2K Sports, & Pro-Keds, the showcase will feature:
B-Real of Cypress Hill
Buckshot & 9th Wonder
Smif N Wessun
Kidz In The Hall
+ Special Guests
Music by DJ EVIL DEE
Hosted by DJ Peter Rosenberg of HOT 97
XXL Mag is the principal media sponsor.
The show will also be streaming live online via LUMEEFLY.COM where fans outside of Austin, TX can still enjoy the performances.
Custom ipod and iphone skins will be manufactured by MUSICSKINS.
UNDRCRWN will be creating an exclusive Duck Down SXSW T-Shirt. The first 50 fans to enter will receive a shirt.
Monday, March 8th, at 12PM EST Duck Down will also have a special announcement for aspiring producers and MCs.
Duck Down Music Inc – Celebrating 15 years of Independence!
Duck Down Music & 2K Sports Announce NBA 2K11 Soundtrack Contest:
Win Your Way Onto the NBA 2K11 Soundtrack + The Stage At Duck Down’s Fall CMJ Showcase in NYC
Duck Down Music and 2K Sports have partnered to present an exciting contest for all aspiring producers and MCs to create unique and original music, along with the special opportunity to have their song included in the upcoming soundtrack for NBA 2K11, the next iteration of the hugely popular NBA 2K series.
Phase 1: NBA 2K11 Producer Contest
Starting today, March 8th, producers will have two weeks to create one sample-free instrumental.
Producers are also encouraged to record video of their beat making process, which can be included with their final submission.
The top ten instrumentals will be selected by Duck Down Music A&R and representatives from 2K Sports. Each instrumental will also be streamed online via a link at www.XXLMag.com, as fans will have the chance to vote for their favorite track. The winner will be announced on April 5th.
Phase 2: NBA 2K11 MC Contest
Starting on April 6th, MC’s will have four weeks to submit one clean track using the winning producer’s instrumental.
All submissions must be sent to email@example.com by May 4th. After the top ten songs are determined by Duck Down Music and 2K Sports, they will again be posted via a link on www.XXLMag.com for fans to hear the tracks. The winner will be announced on May 11th.
The grand prize winners of the contest, which will consist of one producer and one MC, will:
Have their song placed in the music soundtrack for NBA 2K11.
Receive an all-expense paid trip to New York City, where they will have the special opportunity to perform the song live at Duck Down’s CMJ Showcase in October 2010.