Duck Down News

Duck Down just keeps it moving - whether it's deals with YouTube, ESPN and the History Channel, or just inking dope acts, Buckshot and Dru Ha are just doing it. Here's the new scoop:

KRS-One has officially been signed to Duck Down! It is kind of ill, b/c it seems like KRS was a huge influence on Black Moon (where you think the sample in the hook of "How Many MC's?" came from; plus, the name of the label, Duck Down?) and Duck Down - it's a natural fit. But check it - it looks like Buckshot and KRS are working on an album together! Looks like they will be conversating no the mic, speaking on a range of topics that are important to both Hip-Hop and the world in general, and is highly anticipated by this cat right here. Expect this LP later this year.

In other signing news, DJ Revolution has also inked a deal, and is prepping an album entitled King Of The Decks, and features loads of MCs already, including KRS, Sean Price, Tash, Crooked I, Bishop Lamont, Dilated Peoples, The Alchemist, Royce Da 5'9", Guilty Simpson, DJ Q-Bert, Blaq Poet, DJ Spinbad, Defari, Kidz In The Hall, Buckshot, Bumpy Knuckles and Planet Asia. Many of you, like me, got schooled to Revolution's turntable skills via the World Famous Wake Up Show, and it looks like he is going to try and bring the DJ back into Hip-Hop as an active player, and not the "pseudo-lebrities" he sees many DJs being. Expect King Of The Decks to drop in Fall 2008.

After just reading the write-up in the April '08 XXL about Dru Ha, I love getting more news like this in my inbox. Shouts to Matt for the lookout.

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