Sunday, 27 June 2010


Duck Down Music and Records is a Hip-Hop Record Label that is known as the base of the Boot Camp Clik, a Hip-Hop collective made up of gifted rappers form the New York area. Duck Down was originally founded as an artiste management company in 1994, but was later established as Duck Down Enterprises in 1995 by Buckshot of the acclaimed Rap Group, Black Moon, and Dru-Ha, his business partner. The label was independent for a while until the success of Duck Down Artistes, Smif-N-Wessun [ Later became Cocoa Brovaz, after a lawsuit filed by the Gun Company, Smith N Wesson, challenged the Rap Group's name ] and Black Moon, made them enter a national distribution deal with Priority Records. The label is currently in a deal with Koch Entertainment after it was dropped by Priority in 2000.

Duck Down Music has sold over 3 Million albums to date. The label is famous for being involved in the 'One Nation Petition' asking for the release of the 2Pac album, 'One Nation' during the summer of 1996. The album featured performances by Duck Down artists, Buckshot [ He remains the face of Duck Down Music and the Boot Camp Clik ]and Smif-N-Wessun. Masta Ace [ Remember him? He was the dude behind hit tracks like 'INC Ride' and 'Jeep Ass Nigguh' ] and Phife Dawg [ Tribe Called Quest ] are also signed to Duck Down Records.

RV felicitates with Duck Down Music as the label celebrates 15 years of churning out good Hip-Hop Music on July 13, 2010. A lowdown of activities related to the Anniversary can be seen in the article above. You need to be in New York to rejoice with these brothers who have defied all odds to be where they are today. As they say, little drops of water makes an ocean. We wish Duck Down Music all the best!!

Sources: Wikipedia, RV, YOUTUBE.

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