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Smif N Wessun – “Let It Go” (Prod. By 9th Wonder) [Video]

Recognize you f**king with some grown a** mans!

You knew this joint was raw back when we posted the audio… Now there is a video. Dope!


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Smif N Wessun – “Let It Go” (Prod. By 9th Wonder)

Recognize you f**king with some grown a** mans!

Any thought you had of stepping to Smif N Wessun – because maybe you thought you thought they’d lost a step – “Let It Go” suckas. The Duckdown duo has still got it. And they are putting out music to let y’all know.

9th Wonder on the beat, too. Step off!



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NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Series Presents: Smif N Wessun (Video)

Not like they don’t belong on this forum. They do. Just did not expect to see them featured in their own Tiny Desk Concert. Very glad Smif-N-Wessun are though!

Brooklyn-bred Hip-Hop duo Smif-N-Wessun – consisting of partners in rhyme, Steele and Tek – illuminated the Tiny Desk with their signature, 80-proof poetry: straight, no chaser. Their music, inspired by their gritty and pre-gentrified Bedford-Stuyvesant and Brownsville neighborhoods, offers the vocabulary of veterans who survived the grimy streets. These original members of the Duck Down Records group Boot Camp Clik represent quintessential ’90s true-school Hip-Hop from the bedrock, when Timberland boots were standard issue. Backing Steele and Tek for the first time is D.C.’s own Black Alley band.
Abby O’Neill, NPR Music

(That “One Time” they wrapped with sounds extra nice.)

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Throwback: Buckshot Says Sean Price Saved Duck Down (Video)

Ruck saved us. I’mma just give it to you real simple and plain. Ruck saved us.”

Know what… even back then… even when the crew and the Hip-Hop Nation was still hurting from losing Ruck (aka Sean Price), Buckshot did not have to declare that. But in this throwback interview, Buck (Duck Down’s co-founder, mind you) speaks unbridled truth about P! hitting that booth and continuously hitting us all with street HEAT! There was a while when Price was dropping sh!t weekly or more frequently. Keeping Duck Down and real Hip-Hop alive.

Respect to Buck. For saying this, and for paying full respect (watch the whole clip to see how real that statement is) to Sean Price.



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Duck Down’s Tribute To Sean Price (Video)

Maaan, forgot about that Seanwuar bit Price did (see here)! Here’s a tribute for the late great Sean Price set to his song “Mess You Made” featuring Block McCloud. Rest In Peace, P.


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R.I.P. Sean Price

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The Source, Rolling Stone, People, AllHipHop, Vibe, and NY Daily News all confirm that Sean Price (aka Ruck, one-half of Heltah Skeltah) died Saturday morning (August 8, 2015) in his sleep. He was 43 years old.

Sure, the comforting thing to say is that we should ‘celebrate the life of Price‘ or ‘remember him fondly.’ And I will; but right now, I am going to allow myself to feel a bit sad. I am going to watch vids and listen to all kinds of P (as Price would call himself) as my “Therapy” (yep, going all the way back to Heltah Skeltah’s early hits, too) to help me push through. I expect I will circle right back around what I was thinking just a couple of days ago: Sean Price was a beast in the booth, a lyrical weight champion (Mic Tyson) and so much more to Hip-Hop.

Sean Price was a crazy uncle to the Hip-Hop fam, but he had his own family, too. He gave us peeks and pieces of life with his wife and kids his rhymes and in video. We got close to P, so it’ll hurt a bit more; but we should also remember the joy that came with that closeness. I never personally met the man; but beyond rap skills, his zaniness would crack me up. The clowning that Price got into – like that Mic Tyson ‘live from Hurricane Sandy’ piece or the recent Tyrese spoof – is proof of just how far dude would go to get a laugh. I hope you got to laugh with him, too; at his antics from afar or maybe up close and personal. Yeah, I plan on laughing at some quality Sean Price craziness later; but now I am going to be sad.

Just now thinking about how I’ll miss posting those off-the-wall, no-advance-notice quick-hit rhymes and dope features. Those were pleasant surprises to be enjoyed, like his solo work. But there will be no more. A great chapter in Hip-Hop ends because the author is now gone from us.

Rest In Peace, Sean Price. We will miss you.

(Hit the jump for sentiments from around the Twitterverse.)


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Sean Price – “S.E.A.N.”

One of my favorite emcees from Brooklyn, Sean Price is back freestylin’ over the beat from the classic Beanie Sigel song “The Truth” that Kanye West produced.  It’s STILL ‘The Truth’ but it’s all ‘S.E.A.N.’ !  It’s a definite appetizer to get heads ready for his upcoming project ‘Songs In The Key Of Price.’ I can dig it! P!!!!!!!!


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Buckshot – “At Night” (3am Sh*t) [Prod. By 9th Wonder]

9th-wonderBrooklyn & North Kakalaka reconnect on this very dope ‘At Night’ joint that could have been just some ‘3am sh*t’ Buckshot & 9th Wonder put together at the last minute over a flipped Teddy P sample.  Look for more bangers like this on the “Jamla Is The Squad” album dropping tomorrow January 28th hosted by Statik Selektah.


Boogie Down Productions – “Duck Down” (Alternative Version)

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Not just a different beat, but the bonus verse makes the Alternative Version to KRS-ONE’s classic spit “Duck Down” for Boogie Down Productions all that and then some (90s slang for this Golden Era flip)! Got to give the credit for unearthing this gem…

‘More BDP action with this vinyl rip from Rob Pursey of Southern Hospitality. Apparently the UK pressing of the “Duck Down” 12″ features an alternative version of the Pal Joey produced track, despite being labeled as the “LP Version.” Sporting a looser deliver from KRS, an extra bassline and an extra verse going at X-Clan, which would later end-up as part of “Build and Destroy,” from the same LP. Was there some kind of fuck up and an early demo version of “Duck Down” was pressed up for the British audience, or did the Jive UK office just prefer this version? Regardless, it’s more greatness from the third best BDP album, and therefore essential listening.’


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Sean Price – ‘Bar-Barian’ (Video)

Brooklyn’s big bearded bad bwoy Sean Price drops a brand new video for the Alchemist produced Bar-Barian’ off of his critically acclaimed ‘Mic Tyson’ album that’s out now! Sean P!!!!!!!!!!


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Sean Price feat. Pharoahe Monch – “BBQ Sauce” (Video)

This is video is hilarious! Sean Price drops this video from his album Mic Tyson which is out now!

Sean Price – “The Genesis Of The Omega” (Video)

Sean Price gets his ‘Black Paul Bunyan’ on in this brand new video for “The Genesis Of The Omega” which is the opening track off of his “Mic Tyson” album that’s out now! In case y’all haven’t picked up the album it’s one my personal favorites out now & one of our picks on The Beatz & Lyrics Show as one of the best hip hop albums of the year. P!!!!
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Comedy: How Sean Price Stole Christmas (Video)

“Watch rapper Sean “The Grinch” Price wreak havoc on Christmas in the only way he can, and — spoiler alert — swiping gifts from under the tree is hardly the worst offense.” Sean P’s new bangin’ album “Mic Tyson” is out now on Duck Down Music! Hahaaaaa!!! Click on the artwork or click the link below to watch the video…

Directed & Animated by Kimson Albert
Concept by @DruHa
Song produced by @Khrysis
Follow Sean Price at @SeanMandela
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Comedy: Better ‘Duck Down’ When Sean Price Is Playing Tennis (Video)

Brownsville Brooklyn emcee Sean Price is about to drop his long-awaited “Mic Tyson” album & the stress of it all has just gotten to unbearable lately so Duck Down CEO Dru Ha takes the burly emcee to the John McEnroe Tennis Academy in Randall’s Island NYC to relieve some stress. In no time Sean P could be ready for the U.S Open Finals that’s going down this weekend. Click on the image above to check out the clip! Hahaaaa!
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The Sean Price Rap Clinic (Video)

Duck Down emcee Sean Price has opened a new ‘Rap Clinic’ for struggling rap artists! Want to get your bars up son?! Sign up for the Sean Price Rap Clinic like many of these wack rappers have done in the above video! In fact many of the rappers that come on regular radio 50 times a day need to go through Sean P’s ‘Boot Camp’. Check out the premise behind this web based comedy & part two is below….

“Sean Price opens a rap clinic after a tragic accident effects his vocal cords. He is now forced to train up-and-coming rappers, or as he likes to call them, “popcorn fuckheads.” To help prepare them for the overly critical rap world, Sean P uses brash verbal abuse to single out their many weaknesses.”
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A Tribe Called Quest Tribute (Video)

The Revive Da Live Big Band paid tribute to legendary hip-hop act A Tribe Called Quest at Harlem Stage in New York recently. Guests such as Buckshot, Sadat X, Dres of Black Sheep, Jarobi Of ATCQ, Charlie Brown & Dinco of Leaders Of The New School performed some of Tribe’s most memorable hits.
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Comedy: Buckshot Prank Calls ‘Duck Down’ Records Fans (Video)

“I Waant Yuuu To Gimme Dey Kreyddit” Hahaaa!

Sean Price – “Ruben Blades” (Video)

One of my favorite rap artists with the ill funny & crazy punchlines, Sean Price, or “P!” for short dropped this new video for “Ruben Blades” on his twitter with Dru Ha. Man I can’t wait for that Mic Tyson album…. C’mon P!



Dru Ha & Buckshot Speak On Their Relationship with Tupac Shakur (Video)

Duck Down records Dru Ha & Buckshot talk about how their relationship with Tupac developed & added a few funny stories in the process. Dru Ha mentions a Duck Down movie could possibly be in the works with all the stories that they have from over the years as well….

Buckshot Speaks On High School Pranks, Jobs, Sean Price, & the Keys To Success (Video)

While north of the border in Canada, Buckshot was interviewed by the Montreality crew & the topics covered everything from being a teenager in school, early jobs, being a prankster, & the keys to himself & Duck Down Records being a success. Buckshot also told a funny story about Sean Price getting into it with a cop in a Los Angeles area airport…