Duck Down Music


Black Moon | Smif-N-Wessun | Sean Price | Pharoahe Monch | Black Rob | 9th Wonder & Buckshot | Skyzoo
KRS-One & Buckshot | B-Real of Cypress Hill | Heltah Skeltah | Boot Camp Clik | Marco Polo | David Dallas
Ruste Juxx | Random Axe (Sean Price, Black Milk, Guilty Simpson) | Blue Scholars | Kidz in the Hall
Statik Selektah | The Away Team | Torae

Dru Ha Marathon Training (Part 1)

Part 1 of the two part training series as Dru Ha readies himself for 2011’s ING: New York City Marathon on November 6th.  In this clip, Dru Ha explains why he is running, about “Run 2 Remember” NYC Alzheimers Association chapter team, and his experience training with celebrity trainer Mark Jenkins.   Unfortunately due to Mark’s busy schedule training celebrities such as Diddy, D’Angelo, & Mary J. Blige, he has to defer the training sessions with another “celebrity trainer” which was documented in Part 2 of this series.   For more information on Mark Jenkins, visit or follow him on Twitter @TheMarkJenkins  Related: Dru’s Donation Page | MARATHON RAP: DRU HA Set To Run the NYC Marathon to raise donations for the Alzheimer’s Association NYC

Statik Selektah ‘Population Control’ Official Track List


Statik Selektah’s Population Control album is available for pre-order now on iTunes.  The 20-track album, entirely produced by Statik, has an all-star cast featuring original songs by Mac Miller, Big K.R.I.T., Talib Kweli, Bun B, Chris Webby, Pill, Dom Kennedy, LeCrae, Joell Ortiz, Freddie Gibbs, Brother Ali, Sean Price, Styles P, Colin Munroe & more.  Population Control is in stores October 25th on Showoff / Duck Down Music. 

1. Population Control (feat. Sean Price & Termanology)

2. Play the Game (feat. Big K.R.I.T. & Freddie Gibbs)

3. Groupie Love (feat. Mac Miller & Josh Xantus)

4. New York, New York (feat. Styles P, Saigon & Jared Evan)

5. Sam Jack (feat. XV, Jon Connor & The Kid Daytona)

6. Never a Dull Moment (feat. Action Bronson, Termanology & Bun B)

7. You’re Gone (feat. Talib Kweli, Colin Munroe & Lil Fame)

8. They Don’t Know (feat. Pill & Reks)

9. Down (feat. Push! Montana & LEP Bogus Boys)

10. Let’s Build (feat. Chace Infinite, JFK, Mitchy Slick & Wais P)

11. Smoke On (feat. Dom Kennedy & Strong Arm Steady)

12. The High Life (feat. Kali, GameBoi & Chris Webby)

13. Half Moon Part (feat. Skyzoo, Chuuwee & Tayyib Ali)

14. Black Swan (feat. Nitty Scott MC & Rapsody)

15. Harlem Blues (feat. Smoke DZA)

16. Gold In 3D (feat. STS & Dosage)

17. Damn Right (feat. Joell Ortiz & Brother Ali)

18. Live & Let Live (feat. Lecrae)

19. A DJ Saved My Life (feat. DJ Premier, DJ Babu, Scram Jones & DJ Craze)

20. 4Gs (feat. Ea$y Money, Termanology, Scram Jones & Wais P)

Related: Video: Backstage Preview of “Play The Game” with Freddie Gibbs & Big K.R.I.T. | "Labor Day" feat. Action Bronson, Termanology, Freddie Gibbs, & More | Boston: Oct 1st Listening Event with Saigon, Reks, Termanology, & More

Recap of Random Axe & Smif N Wessun in D.C.

DJ Prince put together some footage of Random Axe & Smif N Wessun on the road and the stage in Washington, DC. Shouts to the DMV for having us!

"Quick Recap of Duck Down in D.C.: Tek Dances, Guilty does Getting Bitches, Sean P does Black Ops, Gutta Reps, Shucky is Shucky"

Pete Rock & Smif n Wessun - Roses ft. Freeway (Video)

Updated: Watch the Director’s Cut of Pete Rock & Smif N Wessun’s  latest visual from their Monumentalalbum.  ”Roses” features Freeway and is directed by Calvan Fowler of Daydream Filmworks. The network version of the video is currently featured on the homepage of

Monumental album is out now on Duck Down Music Inc, click here to purchase.

Related: Watch “Night Time” Music Video Feat. Buckshot | Watch “Monumental” Music Video Feat. Tyler Woods | Watch “That’s Hard” Music Video Feat. Styles P & Sean Price

David Dallas - Take a Picture (Video)

David Dallas is back in NYC after a successful trip home to Auckland, NZ, where he did a series of sold out shows in New Zealand and Australia. 

Today, mtvU premiered his latest video for "Take A Picture." The video was conceived by Special Problems (production company behind Alicia Key’s HP commercial)  and sees 7 different directors/animators interpreting 7 parts of the song. Each person was given a segment of the song and access to David Dallas. A few rules were put in place. Each scene was to be shot on a different format: 16mm film, VHS, Stop Motion, 3D Animation, and during the creation of the video, the directors were not allowed to know what each other were doing. The result is a series of beautiful, very different images pieced together to make the video.

David Dallas is currently working on his Rose Tint Deluxe album that will be available on November 8th through Dawn Raid Ent / Dirty Management / Duck Down Music. The project, both digital & CD formats, will feature 4 bonus tracks from the original ‘Rose Tint’ album. The CD packaging will also include a bonus disc with the album instrumentals.

Fans can purchase “Take A Picture” from iTunes today for only 99 cents: Main | Clean

Related: Meet David Dallas | Watch David’s Interview with TVNZ’s 20/20 David Dallas Music Featured On Entourage

Marco Polo & Ruste Juxx - The Exxecution: Live from the ROC

Act Live Music presents Ruste Juxx & Marco Polo live for the first of many to come in their live series. They’re also planning to release live performances from Brown Bag AllStars, Moses Rockwell, YC The Cynic, The Sleepwalkas, R.E.A.L. and more…

Peep the tracklisting for “The Exxecution: Live From The ROC” below and download it for free here.

The performance was recorded June 4, 2010 in the basement of The Dub Land Underground in Rochester, NY. The majority of the performance features cuts from Marco Polo & Ruste Juxx’s collaborative effort “The eXXecution” which you can cop here

Marathon Rap: Dru Ha Set to Run NYC Marathon

It will be a run to remember when Drew “Dru Ha” Friedman, Co-Founder & CEO of Duck Down Music, attempts to run the ING: New York City Marathon on November 6, 2011.  Dru, whose father Harvey L. Friedman passed away from Alzheimer’s this past January after a brave 9 year battle with the disease, has been training this summer to prepare for the 26.2 mile race.

Dru explains: “I wanted to do something extremely challenging in memory of my father and to raise awareness about this compassionless disease. Fans of Duck Down may not realize how instrumental my father was in assisting with incorporating and founding Duck Down.  While he was a respected real estate attorney, he had little legal entertainment background yet found the time to learn enough about the business to help negotiate our early contracts and offered unconditional guidance for Buckshot and myself.   To properly train for a marathon, I’m quickly learning it takes dedication, perseverance and sacrifice of your personal time.  All qualities my father exemplified;  it’s a fitting way to pay tribute to him.”

Dru will be running and raising donations with the NYC Alzheimer’s Chapter Team: “Run 2 Remember.   People can visit Dru’s donation page by clicking here.

In support of Dru’s run; Duck Down Music plans to release two exclusive songs created by select Artists from the labels roster.  All proceeds will be donated to the foundation. 

About AD: 

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), is a form of dementia that gradually gets worse over time for the inflicted. It affects a persons memory, thinking, and behavior. Ultimately, Alzheimer’s is disabling, fatal and without cure.  Alzheimer’s disease has recently made it’s way into the news with the revelation from University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summit who announced she had an early diagnoses of dementia. 

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Skyzoo - “Rocket Science” Prod. !llmind

Skyzoo “Rocket Science” (Produced By !llmind)

Skyzoo presents his latest cut off his The Great Debater Revisted album which is available now on iTunes for only 7.99 with 4 new bonus tracks.  ”Rocket Science” is produced by !llmind. Click Here To Purchase It Today.

Fans in the New York Tri-State area can see Skyzoo perform TONIGHT at the Apple Store, SoHo at 7PM (103 Prince Street @ Greene Street).

Related: The Great Debater Revisited Track Listing | "Wikpedia Rap" Audio Track | "Atypical" Music Video


Talib Kweli - Uh Oh (Extended Video)

Watch the extended music video from Talib Kweli as he & Jean Grae plot a plan to take down a crooked CEO. 

Directed by Stephen Mallet.

Music from Talib Kweli’s album ‘Gutter Rainbows’ out now on Javotti Media/3D.

Click here to purchase the song & album today.

Related: Purchase The “BK MC” New Era Cap

Skyzoo - Wikipedia Rap

For the final Entry of Skyzoo's Penny Freestyle series he goes over one of the first Lupe Fiasco song’s to gain attention.

In case you need to catch up you can download the complete series here: The Penny Freestyle Series (The Complete Collection).

And don’t forget on August 30th Skyzoo will be releasing "The Great Debater: Revisited" exclusively on iTunes with 4 bonus tracks. Skyzoo will be performing at The Apple Store (103 Prince Street, NY) to celebrate the release.

Check Skyzoo’s latest blog entry at Slam Online as he speaks about what started the Penny Freestyle series and what ended Penny Hardaway’s career.