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CHICAGO ENTREPRENEURS FORM UNIQUE PARTNERSHIP TO CREATE A NEW MODEL OF RECORD MAKING First Installment Of Closed Sessions Offers New Music From Bun B, Curren$y, Kidz In The Hall, Tanya Morgan, Rhymefest, GLC, Skyzoo, Big Pooh & Emilio Rojas

CHICAGO ENTREPRENEURS FORM UNIQUE PARTNERSHIP TO CREATE A NEW MODEL OF RECORD MAKING First Installment Of Closed Sessions Offers New Music From Bun B, Curren$y, Kidz In The Hall, Tanya Morgan, Rhymefest, GLC, Skyzoo, Big Pooh & Emilio Rojas

To truly make a mark in the digital age, you have to be ahead of the curve and Chicago’s recently Closed Sessions label may very well be at the forefront of a new movement in the digital music age. With each of the Closed Sessions founders having years of experience in their respective fields, they combined their expertise in Audio Engineering (Mike Kolar who is chief engineer and owner of Chicago’s SoundScape Studios), Media Technology (Omar Solis) and Viral Media (DJ RTC EIC of Rubyhornet.com and also a renowned DJ who has performed and worked hand in hand with numerous labels and artists) to create a one-stop shop that caters to everything an artist requires to create compelling music.

The premise of Closed Sessions revolves around using their hometown of Chicago as a backdrop to further influence the creative process and experience. All of the sessions recorded for Closed Sessions: Vol. 1 are recorded organically with artists who were either visiting the city while on-tour, or in a few cases those who already call it home. Working with a variety of talented producers, Closed Sessions is supplied with with original and high quality production, which is then stored in the catalog at SoundScape Studios. When a participating artist comes to Chicago, they are taken to SoundScape Studios with RubyHornet.com’s full video team and the studio is equipped and catered to fit their individual needs. Once comfortable, they are able to cycle through the Closed Sessions catalog and pick the beat of their choice. Once they have chosen their beat, they are left to do what they do—make great music. Adding to the intrigue, Closed Sessions participants work with other artists and producers that they may have not previously met and may not typically work with, which creates very compelling music.

Each Closed Session is videotaped and photographed, giving fans a candid look into the recording habits of Hip-Hop’s top artists, well as providing them with new and high quality music from their favorite artists. The finished song and video are released virally via RubyHornet.com and reposted throughout the web by other leading music and culture websites. The songs are released individually, as well as collectively via multi-media EPs that include music, videos, photos, and stories all focusing on the Closed Sessions experience.

The majority of Closed Sessions participating artists are provided with a number of additional experiences including, but not limited to, a concert or party organized in part by RubyHornet, as well as a tour of the city in which artists are taken to various cultural hotspots introduced to Chicago’s industry players and personalities.

Since conducting the first Closed Session with New Orleans’ recording artist Curren$y, artists such as Amanda Diva, Kidz In The Hall, Tanya Morgan, U-N-I, Bun B, Donnis, Rhymefest, Skyzoo, Big Pooh, and many others have participated. The first Closed Sessions EP, presented and mixed by DJ RTC, will be released in March 2010 and will contain nine songs. The collection will be distributed digitally as a free download.

While each artist is different and their recording process differs, their individual experiences and testimonials all shed light on how Closed Sessions is poised to brand its name throughout the Urban Music world.

“Going to Chicago is always good… Seeing GLC in Chicago is even better…
Recording in Chicago with GLC and RubyHornet is guaranteed classic!” —-Bun B

“Closed Sessions made sense for me because I always felt like I wanted SoundScape Studios to be the one place that my artist friends could hang out and feel comfortable when in Chicago. DJ RTC, being my personal friend and Mixtape DJ and Mike Kolar being my engineer made my involvement very logical. Closed Sessions is creating snapshots of some of the great moments in Chicago Hip-Hop through song.” —-Naledge of Kidz In The Hall

“Closed Sessions was THAT SHIT. I got to meet and build with some really great talent and eat some good ass nachos (haha). The record turned out crazy and Chicago is a great place to be. Ruby Hornet is putting together great collaborations, bringing artists together in person the way it should be done – none of that email back and forth shit.”—Emilio Rojas

“I think rubyhornet.com has begun something great with their Closed Session series. A lot of fans want a closer look at their favorite artist and this is a way to let them in on the writing and creative process of creating music. Even the casual listener may gain a greater respect for the process as well as the artist after viewing an episode of Closed Session.” —Big Pooh of Little Brother

“Closed Sessions is like being in the club when it’s poppin’ minus all the
hatin’ ass ni***z.”—Rhymefest

Tracklisting and credits for Closed Sessions Vol. 1:

1.) Curren$y: “Rapper Weed” (Tony Baines)
2.) Truck North and Big Pooh: “Dutch Dalton” (Tony Baines)
3.) Amanda Diva: “I Can See” (Slot-A)
4.) Kidz In The Hall, Chip Tha Ripper, Mikkey Halsted, Donnis: “Fresh Academy” (Double O)
5.) Tanya Morgan: “Posted” (Tony Baines)
6.) Emilio Rojas, Scheme, Astonish: “Helluva Year” (Dario)
7.) U-N-I, Hollywood Holt, CurT@!n$: “So Cold” (Million $ Mano)
8.) Skyzoo and Rhymefest: “Crack The Code” (K-Salaaam and Beatnik)
9.) Bun B and GLC: “Happiness Before Riches” (The Weathermen)

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Kidz In The Hall – Drivin’ Down The Block video

Kidz In The Hall – Drivin’ Down The Block video

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Naledge Interview from Kidz In The Hall

Naledge from Kidz In The Hall InterviewNaledge: Well Prepped

Not only a Just Blaze protege, but also University educated, Naledge goes by a befitting moniker.

Alongside his partner Double O, Naledge is set to help try to bring Rawkus back to their late ’90’s success, a time where everyone and their mother looked for a Rawkus record (well, backpackers and coffee shop chicks anyway).

These are the transcripts of an interview with Naledge aired February 26th, 2006 on DJ Hyphen & J. Moore’s “Sunday Night Sound Session” on Seattle’s KUBE 93.3 FM.


MVRemix: Introduce yourself to the people…

Naledge: This is your boy Naledge Born, Prince of Chicago. The rebirth of Rawkus Records. You know the demo. “Broke Diaries” the album coming soon this August, look for it. Check it, bootleg it, [laughs] pawn it, whatever.

MVRemix: Just listen to it any way you can…

Naledge: Get your hands on it ‘cause it’s going to be something.

MVRemix: Yeah man, you mentioned Rawkus Records, congratulations you guys made the announcement a couple of weeks ago that you signed there, you and Double-O. How did you guys first link up? It was in college right, to form Kidz In The Hall?

Naledge: Yeah, it’s kind of ironic ‘cause I was coming into school, Double O was leaving out. I kind of met him on a recruiting visit. I used to play baseball, Double O ran track… we forged a relationship from there. The rest is history. We always kept in touch and it’s just ironic how things work. I went to an Ivy League school thinking that would be the most non-musical experience of my life and it turned into being something that was the complete opposite. You know? So…

MVRemix: How did the deal actually come about with Rawkus Records?

Naledge: Shout out to John Monopoly, I don’t know if people are familiar with John, he’s president of G.O.O.D. Music, but he runs Hustle, which was basically his baby since back in the day when he ran party promotions. He’s done marketing and consulting. He’s just a person that knows how to cross T’s and dot I’s. He’s a deal maker, one of the hottest executives in the game right now. He basically saw me as a talented emcee and being the next thing out of Chicago and me carrying the torch. He also realized that I was bringing back the golden era so to speak. That’s what he likes to call it. He’s like, “You’re a throwback emcee and I got the perfect deal for you.” He was very close with Brian and Jared and Rawkus, he knew they were trying to make a resurrection happen and he basically came to them and said that I’m the perfect artist for the job. Which, in due to time, we will see.

MVRemix: So at what point did you catch the eyes of Just Blaze? ‘Cause I know you have some affiliation there.

Naledge: That’s a very round about kind of situation. Just is actually real cool with Double O, they’re both from Jersey and they knew each other just from travels, they’re both real into technology. Anybody who knows Just knows he’s a gadget head and so is Double O. Both of them were like computer majors. So some of their conversations are way out there but they have a friendship that way and musically they talked about production all the time. Eventually, after they’ve had a good relationship, Double O just kept tellin’ him, “You need to hear Naledge, Naledge is dope… Naledge is dope… Naledge is dope.” Finally, Just took me out of that pile that sits on his desk and popped it in, I think put it on his iPod, and went away with it for a minute and came back and said, “Yo this is fresh, I wanna do something with you.” So we recorded like two joints, and that was my demo. That’s pretty much what got me the deal and garnered me most of my interest. And he hosted my mixtape, “Off The Love, Off The Strength.”

MVRemix: I know that he produced a track you did with Cornel West called “My Country” that was off the last mixtape. Is that joint gonna to make the album, and if not is he doing any other beats on the album? I know he’s executive producing it…

Naledge: Yeah, yeah, you can look for a lot from Just on the album. We got some surprises. We got some stuff we can reveal and stuff we can’t reveal. Now “My Country,” everybody loves that song, I think it might end up being the crown jewel of the album when it’s finished. The finished version. Right now, the streets kind of have the mixtape version…

MVRemix: It’s still kind of a snippet huh?

Naledge: Yeah, I mean instead of letting people leak it all over the net, we figured we’d just put it on a mixtape and let people hear it that way. If people are clamouring for it anyway, we might as well let ‘em hear it. I’m all for the people man, I’m all for hip-hop. That’s my main goal: to bring back a feeling that I felt when I bought Rawkus LPs. The feeling I got when I popped in ‘Resurrection’ for the first time; the feeling I got from Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth, Gangstarr and all of that stuff. I’m coming to say this isn’t outdated and this is something that’s still relevant and this is… We need balance in Hip Hop and I think I provide balance.

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Kidz In The Hall set to release sophomore LP, The In Crowd, on 4-29-08. The In Crowd features appearances by The Clipse, Cool Kids, Gym Class Heroes, Phonte, Sean Price, Black Milk, Buckshot, Masta Ace and Camp Lo

KIDZ IN THE HALL SET TO RELEASE SOPHOMORE LP, THE IN CROWD, ON 4-29-08 THE IN CROWD FEATURES APPEARANCES BY THE CLIPSE, COOL KIDS, GYM CLASS HEROES, PHONTE, SEAN PRICE, BLACK MILK, BUCKSHOT, MASTA ACE, CAMP LO

Kidz In The Hall (comprised of Naledge and Double-O) are not your average group. Following their successful debut record, School Was My Hustle, released on October 31st, 2006, the duo teamed up with legendary Mix Tape DJ Mick Boogie, to release Detention, a digital-only LP, in late 2007.

Now these Ivy League Graduates of the University of Pennsylvania, co-signed by producers Just Blaze and 9th Wonder, are poised to release their second full-length release, The In Crowd, on 4-29-08 courtesy of Duck Down Records/Major League Entertainment.

The In Crowd is entirely produced by Kidz In The Hall’s Double-O and will feature some of the most relevant MC’s in the game today. Though Kidz In The Hall’s debut, School Was My Hustle, was universally hailed, Naledge and Double-O have set much loftier standards for themselves with its proper follow-up, The In Crowd, as Double-O states “fans can expect to hear a tremendous growth with The In Crowd. Our debut was a stepping stone in our movement. The In Crowd is a masterpiece and a concise reflection of our sound, as it’s a bolder and bigger sounding album made for huge shows and cigarette lighters. We have taken our experiences and our year of traveling and performing and morphed it into a true musical experience with some of the best rappers and musicians around—the true In Crowd.”

Naledge takes things a step further asserting “The In Crowd is going to solidify us as the best new group in Hip-Hop. Our new album is the re-definition of the Kidz In the Hall sound and our experimentation with artist collaboration. The first album was a lot rawer and showed our potential for greatness, but The In Crowd is our greatness coming to fruition. We went out of our way to create an album that has something for everyone and is air-tight from beginning to end. This is a definite classic for the Hip-Hop lover.”

Kidz In The Hall’s surging success has even caught the eye of Presidential Candidate Barack Obama, who has featured their hit song, “Work to Do” in his campaign effort. The song has been posted on Barack Obama’s Website as well.

Kidz In The Hall will also be touring in a town near you. Check for them at this years’ SXSW Music Conference in Austin, Texas and at the Winter Music Conference in Miami, Florida. They will also be joining Duck Down Record’s Roster of Artists for a US Summer tour that will touch down in over 35 major cities. Keep an eye open for Kidz In The Hall’s upcoming video for “Driving Down The Block” (The Low End Theory), directed by Rik Cordero (Jay Z’s Blue Diamond Trailer Director) and the group’s second single from The In Crowd “Lucifer’s Joyride.”

Tracklisting and credits for The In Crowd (all songs produced by Double-O):

1.) Intro
2.) Blackout f/ DJ GI Joe
3.) Paper Trail f/Phonte
4.) Drivin’ Down Block (Low End Theory) f/Masta Ace
5.) Lucifer’s Joyride f/Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes
6.) Snob-Hop f/Camp Lo
7.) The In Crowd f/Tim William
8.) Let Your Hair Down f/Skyzoo and Lil Eddie
9.) Midwest Thang Pt’s 1 &2 f/Black Milk, Guilty Simpson and Fooch (co-produced by Black Milk)
10.) Mr. Alladatshit
11.) Sean Na & Buck f/Sean Price and Buckshot
12.) Life I Know
13.) Drivin’ Down The Block Remix f/The Clipse and The Cool Kids (Bonus Track)

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Molemen Records debut video of new artist Astonish

We have the debut video of Molemen Records newest artist Astonish. The 22 yr. old rapper coming from Chicago is releasing his first album Feb. 26, 2008.

With his debut album being produced by the Molemen (MF Doom, Slug, Aesop Rock, Saigon, Murs, Capital D, Cormega, Juice, Vakill, Rasco, Planet Asia, Rhymefest, Naledge (Kidz in the Hall), Vinnie Paz (Jedi Mind Tricks) this newcomer is someone to look out for.

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Blue Scholars On Tour With Hieroglyphics!

ON TOUR

TONS OF DATES WITH HIEROGLYPHICS!!!!

JAN.25.2008 SOLD OUT
Blue Scholars
Western Washington University
The Viking Union – Multipurpose Room
Bellingham, WA 98225
7:15pm :: All Ages :: $14/18
with: Common Market, Dyme Def

JAN.26.2008
Blue Scholars
Western Washington University
The Viking Union – Multipurpose Room
Bellingham, WA 98225
7:15pm :: All Ages :: $14/18
with: D. Black

JAN.31.2008
Blue Scholars
Evergreen State College
College Recreation Center – 2700 Evergreen Parkway NW
Olympia, WA 98505
7:00pm :: All Ages :: $10/15
Middle East Film Fest, Arab Summit

FEB.1.2008
Blue Scholars
Lewis and Clark College
Evans Auditorium – 0615 SW Palatine Hill Rd
Portland, OR 97219
8:00pm :: All Ages

FEB.2.2008
Blue Scholars
WOW Hall
291 W. 8th
Eugene, OR 97401
8:30 PM :: All :: $10/12
with: Animal Farm

FEB.6.2008
Blue Scholars
Media Club
695 Cambie St.
Vancouver, BC 0
9:00 PM :: 19+ :: $10/12
with: The Seed, Paper Chase

FEB.8.2008
Blue Scholars
Sugar Nightclub
858 Yates Street
Victoria, BC 0
19+ :: $12

FEB.9.2008
Blue Scholars
Native Sons Hall
411 Anderton Avenue
Courtenay, BC 0
All Ages :: $15

FEB.15.2008
Blue Scholars
The Mercury Lounge
217 E. Houston St.
New York, NY 10002
21+ :: $10
with: Kidz in the Hall, Cause

FEB.16.2008
Blue Scholars
Cornell University
Bailey Hall
529 Willard Straight Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
All Ages

FEB.21.2008
Blue Scholars
University of Utah Union Ballroom
200 South Central Campus Drive
200 South Union Room 234
Salt Lake City, UT 94112
All Ages
with: Hieroglyphics, Swollen Members

FEB.22.2008
Blue Scholars
The Black Sheep
2106 E. Platte Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
9:00 PM :: All Ages :: $15
with: Hieroglyphics

FEB.23.2008
Blue Scholars
Belly Up
450 South Galena Street
Aspen, CO 81611
8:00 PM :: All Ages :: $22 / 24
with: Hieroglyphics

FEB.24.2008
Blue Scholars
Marquis Theatre
2009 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80202
8:00 PM :: All Ages :: $15
with: Hieroglyphics

FEB.25.2008
Blue Scholars
Fox Theatre & Cafe
1135 13th St.
Boulder, CO 80302
TBA :: All Ages :: $20 / 22.5
with: Hieroglyphics

FEB.26.2008
Blue Scholars
Sandbar Vail
2161 North Frontge Road
Vail, CO 0
9:00 PM :: 21+ :: $18/20
with: Hieroglyphics

FEB.27.2008
Blue Scholars
Sherpa and Yeti’s
320 South Main Street
Breckenridge, CO 80424
9:00 PM :: 21+ :: $18/20
with: Hieroglyphics

FEB.28.2008
Blue Scholars
Aggie Theatre
204 South College Ave.
Ft. Collins, CO 80524
8:00 PM :: All :: $15
with: Hieroglyphics,

MARCH.1.2008
Blue Scholars
Middlebury College
McCullough Student Center Social Space
Middlebury, VT 5753
All Ages :: $5

MARCH.8.2008
Blue Scholars
Oberlin College
Dionysus Night Club
Oberlin, OH 0
18+ :: $5

APRIL.5.2008
Blue Scholars
Grinnell College
Gardner Lounge
Director of the Forum
Grinnell, IA 50112
8:00 PM :: All Ages

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iTunes Proclaims Sean Price a “SUPASTAR”/Duck Down Stage Contest

iTunes Proclaims Sean Price a “SUPASTAR”

iTunes released their “Best of 2007” Editor’s selections and named Sean Price’s “Jesus Price Supastar” LP one of the top 10 Rap Albums of 2007. Sean Price joined the ranks of 50 Cent, Nas, Kanye West, Talib Kweli, Little Brother, Common T.I., Prodigy and Young Jeezy, as other artists given this prestigious accolade.

Sean Price is readying three new albums for 2008 including the return of Heltah Skeltah “D.I.R.T.” (Da Incredible Rap Team), a group project with Guilty Simpson, “Random Axe,” entirely produced by Black Milk and his third and final solo project “Mic Tyson” all set to be released on Duck Down Records.

Sean Price will also be expanding his role in the music business by Executive Producing his artist, Ruste Juxx’s new album, “Indestructible” alongside Dru Ha and Buckshot, of Duck Down Records. Ruste Juxx has been featured on several Boot Camp Clik/Sean Price albums (Monkey Barz, Jesus Price Supastar and Casualties of War) and is most known for his single “Vic Flair.”

Sean Price had this to say: “I’m real appreciate to receive the latest honor from iTunes. My album came out in early 2007 so there were a lot of other records that could have come out throughout the course of the year and mine could have been forgotten, but it clearly shows that my sound is respected in the game right now.”

SHINE WITH STAGE TIME CONTEST:

Duck Down Record’s and HipHopGame.Com are CALLING ALL ASPIRING MC’s:

Do you have what it takes? January 18th, Boot Camp Clik, Kidz In The Hall and Slaine, of La Coka Nostra, and Special Teamz will be performing at the NYC KNITTING FACTORY (74 Leonard Street b/t Broadway and Church Street, New York, NY).

Duck Down Records and HipHopGame.Com are offering the chance for one artist/group to get on stage with Boot Camp Clik during their set in front of a sold out venue. The winning artist will be announced LIVE the night of the show.

Participants can register for the contest by sending an email to CONTESTS@DUCKDOWN.COM. In the subject please write your artist name. In the Body of the email provide your Myspace URL, email address, phone number and home address. The top 20 finalists, chosen by Duck Down Management, and HipHopGame.com will be announced 3 days prior to the show.

The concert on January 18th is an all ages event. Doors are at 11PM. Tickets are available here

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KIDZ IN THE HALL “WORK TO DO” (BARACK OBAMA ANTHEM)

KIDZ IN THE HALL “WORK TO DO” (BARACK OBAMA ANTHEM)

KIDZ IN THE HALL PRODUCE SONG FOR BARACK OBAMA’S PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

Major League Entertainment is proud to announce that Kidz In The Hall have produced an anthem titled “WORK TO DO” in support of Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. Go to www.myspace.com/kidzinthehall for a free download of “Work to Do!” In addition, go here http://youtube.com/watch?v=NCCQuPT_U14 to get an inside look at the making of the song.

Having followed Obama’s political career from its early stages, Kidz In The Hall’s MC Naledge is very excited to be a part of the movement for change. “From Chicago’s Southside, to The University of Pennsylvania, Kidz In The Hall has always promoted positive change in American communities through social action. The message at the forefront of this soulful anthem is that no one should settle for less than success, because each one of us has the ability to change this world for the better. “Work To Do” is not necessarily a song that was meant as a “campaign song,” but more so a philosophy on how to approach life in general. I think much of what is wrong in my community is that hope has been lost by many of my peers. What many fail to realize is that one person can control his or her own destiny, it just requires due diligence and the ability to fight adversity. I happen to think that Barack Obama embodies everything that is promising for the future of our nation and represents the hope I sought to speak on in the song. Being from Chicago, I have seen his rise to prominence first hand and I can honestly say that I believe he is the best option for our next president.”

-Naledge (Kidz In The Hall)

“We are thrilled to participate in this historic and meaningful race for the presidency in support of Senator Obama. Kidz In The Hall and Senator Obama both stand for hard work, focus, and honesty, while acting as advocates for those less fortunate. We hope the song “Work To Do” can help spread the Barack Obama message. This song could not be a better fit.”

-Matt Marcus, President Major League Entertainment

Many thanks to the entire Barack Obama campaign and to Todd Kane for his coordination on this project.

Kidz In The Hall’s sophomore LP, The In Crowd, will be released in March 2008 on Major League/Duck Down Records.

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Duck Down Records Partners with YOUTUBE & The History Channel

Duck Down Records Partners with YOUTUBE & The History Channel

On the wake of announcing its music licensing agreement with ESPN a few weeks ago, Duck Down Records continues attacking the Cable TV programming world by inking a deal with the History Channel’s “Gangland Series”. In addition the label has signed a deal with YOUTUBE, joining their exclusive list of partnered clients, which will include their very own Duck Down Records channel.

Duck Down’s deal with The History Channel’s “Gangland Series” will include Black Moon and Boot Camp Clik’s own Buckshot, commissioned through Man Made Music, creating the original theme and promo music for the History Channel’s popular show “Gangland.” (an MP3 of “Gangland” is attached). Produced by Dirty Elegance, Buckshot was recruited to create a brief intro that would set the tone for the show’s gang related theme. Alternative versions were then created from Buckshot’s original piece; including one performed by Ice-T.

YOUTUBE has extended its exclusive list of partnered clients to include Duck Down Record’s Channel. A content partnership representative contacted the label after seeing an increase in activity on their videos. The new partnership allows Duck Down to highly customize its page, upload larger video files, and receive video placement throughout YOUTUBE’s featured playlists. Dru Ha, Co-Owner of Duck Down Records had this to say about the partnership: “I believe 5 years from now we’re going to look back on Sites like YOUTUBE, MYSPACE, AllHipHop, HipHopGame, HipHopDX, etc and view them as marketing revolutions within the Music Industry. A few years ago (during our Triple Threat campaign) we were phasing videos out, because there were so few outlets for them to air, that it did not justify the expense. Today, we again have a reason to make videos, and while national TV networks like MTV and BET may not offer us coverage, YOUTUBE allows us to put our visuals in front of millions of people. It definitely levels the playing field and gives us a voice. In addition to our traditional music videos we’ve used the platform to air behind the scenes footage, comedy skits, concert clips and day in the life pieces that our fans are eager to see. I mean Sean Price has his own episode of MTV Cribs and Punk’d on the Duck Down /YOUTUBE Channel.”

The Partnership with YOUTUBE comes at a perfect time as Duck Down prepares for the release of 9th Wonder and Buckshot’s upcoming album, “The Formula,” (March 2008). 9th and Buck have already filmed the video to the lead single “NO DOUBT” which stars Charlie Murphy in a series of short skits. Behind the scenes footage from the upcoming albums from Kidz In The Hall, “The In Crowd,” and Buckshot and 9th Wonder’s “Formula” are being planned to air on the channel in conjunction with the release.

View Duck Down’s Channel Here and check out the making of 9th Wonder and Buckshot’s “NO DOUBT” Video featuring Charlie Murphy (Directed by Dru Ha and Rik Cordero) and to hear snippets of the single and the LP cover art: http://www.youtube.com/duckdown

In other related Duck Down Records news: The label has announced that they have officially re-signed one of its original core groups, Heltah Skeltah, and the duo will release a new album titled D.I.R.T. (Da Incredible Rap Team) in the summer of 2008. Buckshot, Co-owner of Duck Down Records lamented “It’s a blessing to have the super-duo of Rock and Ruck, a.k.a. Sean Price, back together on Duck Down Records for what will be their 3rd Full-Length release. There is no denying that Sean Price has re-invented himself as one of the premier solo artists in the game, but his legacy is also that of one-half of Heltah Skeltah. Rock and Ruck have been in the studio daily working on this album with early production coming from Marco Polo, Evidence and Nottz; fans can expect that real gritty Heltah Skeltah feel. Trust me these two will not disappoint.”

In addition, Duck Down will be releasing a new album from 9th Wonder & Buckshot titled “Formula”. Co-Owner of Duck Down Records, Dru Ha says “While there has been tremendous growth and excitement surrounding Sean Price over the past few years, not to be lost in the mix is that from a sales standpoint Buckshot and 9th Wonder’s “Chemistry” from our Triple Threat Campaign (2005) has been our biggest independent release to date for the label. The combination of 9th’s production and Buckshot’s rhymes are as seamless as you get”. “Formula” will be entirely produced by 9th Wonder and will feature appearances from Talib Kweli, Raheem Devaughn, Tyler Woods, and a video for the LP’s lead-single, “No Doubt” has already been shot and will also star Charlie Murphy.

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KIDZ IN THE HALL INK DEAL WITH DUCK DOWN RECORDS – GROUP’S SOPHOMORE LP, THE IN CROWD, TO BE RELEASED IN MARCH 2008

KIDZ IN THE HALL INK DEAL WITH DUCK DOWN RECORDS – GROUP’S SOPHOMORE LP, THE IN CROWD, TO BE RELEASED IN MARCH 2008

Duck Down Records, in an effort to continue to expand its roster, is proud to announce the signing of Kidz in the Hall. Double-0, the Producer/DJ and Naledge, the Lyricist/MC, Kidz In The Hall are looking to become one of hip-hop’s most admired acts, destined to leave a legacy of artistic brilliance and after recently finishing their latest mixtape, “Detention,” and tour dates with Redman and their forthcoming sophomore LP, “The In Crowd,” they are well on their way to doing so.

Kidz In The Hall were previously signed to Rawkus Records and released their debut, “School Was My Hustle,” on the imprint, but felt Duck Down Records would be the home that could help propel them to the next level and as Matty Marcus (founder of Major League Entertainment) asserts it’s a win win for all parties and a unique joint venture between Duck Down and Major League entertainment as both companies will be intimately involved in all aspects of marketing and promotion “the Major League team could not be more excited to partner with Duck Down Records for the next Kidz in the Hall album (entitled “The In Crowd”). The loyalty the label has shown to their roster over the years was a definite selling point and Dru Ha and the Duck Down team are the perfect partners to elevate the Kidz In The Hall brand to the next level. This new exciting partnership is a welcomed change and a breath of fresh air for our entire team.”

Kidz In The Hall group members Naledge and Double-O are equally excited about the union as Double-O adds “I think that this deal is an excellent opportunity to spread our wings. Duck Down Records has proven that they can successfully promote independent acts on a major scale and their enthusiasm in our music let’s us know that they are 100% behind making the Kidz In The Hall movement successful.”

Kidz in the Hall’s upcoming sophomore LP “The In Crowd” is set for release in March 2008 on Major League/Duck Down Records and the group will be available for interviews immediately.

Click here for more info and a FREE Download of Kidz In The Hall’s latest Mixtape “Detention” mixed by: Mick Boogie! Note: The free download will only be available for three days at: http://www.duckdown.com/kidzinthehall/

Also included is a video link/teaser for Kidz In The Hall’s forthcoming single “Driving Down The Block”: http://www.zshare.net/download/52088646716ada/