Duck Down Records have been a strong independent Hip Hop label ever since the mid 90s when Nervous Records promoter Dru Ha and Black Moon rapper Buckshot formed a business partnership and were able to shake free from their respective contract with Nervous Records to create their own company Duck Down Management to manage groups Black Moon & Smif N Wessun. They later changed the companies name to Duck Down Entaprizes and then eventually to Duck Down Music Inc. They were able to then land various cross promotion, management, and marketing deals for the artists that were signed to the label. They have also went on to sign many other artists to various deals including Pharoahe Monch, Skyzoo, The Flatbush Zombies, Black Rob, Chelsea Reject, Kids In The Hall, Statik Selektah & more!
Today we focus on some throwback videos (since it’s Thursday, #tbt) from some of the early artist signed to the label. In particular members of The Boot Camp Clik collective which is comprised of rap groups Black Moon, Smif N Wessun, O.G.C. & Heltah Skeltah. Sit back and enjoy this blast from the past, yaheard! (Note: Some of this material is from the Nervous Records days when the groups were already being managed by Dru Ha).
Black Moon – “I Got Cha Opin (Remix)
O.G.C. – “Hurricane Starang / Danjer”
Sean Price ft. Block McCloud – “Mess You Made”
Smif N Wessun – “Wreckonize”
Heltah Skeltah ft. O.G.C. (The Fab 5) – “Leflaur Leflah Eshkoshka”
Heltah Skeltah ft. Vinia Mojica – “Therapy”