Circa '95
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Circa '95

New York City, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
Duo Hip Hop Latin




"New York Times"

"Rephstar's "naturalism is so deft it’s easy to miss its artfulness."" - Andy Webster, (Jul 06, 2009)


A big thank you to Circa '95 for bring us back to the days of Kool Herc and b-boys and b-girls throwing it down in the BX! Your positivity and conscious lyrics were inspiring. Much love from the Bronx River Art Center! - Bronx River Art Center

"Columbia University"

It was an honor to finally bring some raw hip-hop to Columbia's auditorium stage for Latino Heritage Month. We couldn't have asked to close the show any other way - Ana Luisa Cisneros

"The Hip-Hop Theater Festival"

Whenever I listen to the Circa'95 Mixtape it renews my faith in Hip-Hop...I love listening to that ish. Fire! - Clyde Valentin,

"Urban Latino Magazine"

"Spoken word artist/Hip-Hop emcee, Patty Dukes weaves seamlessly through English and Spanish bringing messages of street life, community empowerment, feminism and so much more. " - Dinora Manago (Jan 01, 2008)

"EG Radio Online"

"Big up to PattyDukes and Rephstar who have previously been on EG Radio. A great look for them making it on a mini HBO Series. PattyDukes and Rephstar star in a promotional campaign for HBO Latino's new series on TV." - EG Radio


Still working on that hot first release.



Hailing from New York City, Circa’95 is an independent Afro-Latino Hip-Hop music group. Patty Dukes and Reph are Puerto Rican & Dominican by way of The Bronx and Washington Heights. They rhyme seamlessly through English and Spanish.  They are Artists in Residence at Carnegie Hall and members of the Artist Advisory Board for The Bronx Music Center. They have been featured on HBO Latino shows “Road Trip” and “Habla Ya”. Circa’95 has performed all over the world including Carnegie Hall, SXSW, Arts & Ideas Festival and the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. Circa’95 latest music project “Problems & Bills (EP)” is a reflection of the struggles growing up in NYC. Patty Dukes & Reph are also members of WRUCREW an uptown running crew.

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