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Duck

Houston, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF | AFTRA

Houston, Texas, United States | SELF | AFTRA
Established on Jan, 2014
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"Who is Duck??"

Well, not only did I use that phrase to title this post, it happens to be the question I will answer for you. By way of Southpark, in the heart of Houston, Texas; Damien Duckworth, is an artist you’ll want to listen out for. With production credits from, Houston’s own platinum producer Davion Botts “DBottz” Duck is on his way to being a household name in no time. His baritone voice is so rich it oozes over the beats like honey. He may be new to the music scene, but there is definitely wisdom stemming from past experiences in each verse.

What I like about Duck, is that he is versatile this is a crucial chracteristic in the rap game. Lyricists, have to be able to deliver a message, to different walks of life and be related to. Ducks first mix tape entitled Unstable Mind Frame is slated for release this season.

Duck, is coming into the game strong, he has accomplished quite a bit already. The single, Other Side, was first place winner at Coast 2 Coast’s SXSW rap contest. Featured on 50 cent’s website http://www.thisis50.com. He was also featured on Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes’ Top 50 Indie Artist Mixtape Vol.102! Take a listen to the track below “Otherside!!”
- Music 2 My Ears


"Who is Duck??"

Well, not only did I use that phrase to title this post, it happens to be the question I will answer for you. By way of Southpark, in the heart of Houston, Texas; Damien Duckworth, is an artist you’ll want to listen out for. With production credits from, Houston’s own platinum producer Davion Botts “DBottz” Duck is on his way to being a household name in no time. His baritone voice is so rich it oozes over the beats like honey. He may be new to the music scene, but there is definitely wisdom stemming from past experiences in each verse.

What I like about Duck, is that he is versatile this is a crucial chracteristic in the rap game. Lyricists, have to be able to deliver a message, to different walks of life and be related to. Ducks first mix tape entitled Unstable Mind Frame is slated for release this season.

Duck, is coming into the game strong, he has accomplished quite a bit already. The single, Other Side, was first place winner at Coast 2 Coast’s SXSW rap contest. Featured on 50 cent’s website http://www.thisis50.com. He was also featured on Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes’ Top 50 Indie Artist Mixtape Vol.102! Take a listen to the track below “Otherside!!”
- Music 2 My Ears


"Duck: Fly South"

24: Introduce yourself to everyone that doesn’t already know who you are.

Duck: I’m just a young dude from Houston by the way of South Park. Whether you catch me on or off stage I am always the same guy. I’m not that cocky rapper most people are use to but I’m probably better than a lot of those nerds on a lyrical tip. I take care of my family and I stay real. I am my music.

24: Before we get into your music, can you describe your history about?how you got into and what inspired you?

Duck: I was that guy on that other guy’s song. I was doing features left and right but I was getting on them just for fun. Then people started listening and they were like “aye, you good for real”. Ain’t nothing like hearing folks you grew up with, looked up to or went to school with say you sound good. Especially when you are just saying stuff that’s on your heart. Once I got a taste of that I had to try it on my own.

24: What was the Hip-Hop scene like for you growing up where your from?

Duck: Ask anybody on any coast about Houston hip hop or Houston rap and they gone tell you that it’s different. They either mess with it or they don’t but the sound is undeniably unique. That slowed down, laid back music is what we grew up with so of course we love and endorse it. Houston is a big city but it’s small at the same time. The same people who are legends in the city now were at the block parties on MLK pointing and laughing when somebody got swung on. The music just weaved into our day to day lifestyle and became more than a Houston trend. It became our culture. I mean I haven’t met a Houston dude yet who can sit through that June 27th beat and not start freestlying. Try it if you think I’m lying.

24: What makes you Unique as a artist and different from other rappers? out now?

Duck: I don’t follow trends. I don’t dress like other people. I don’t act like other people and so with that I refuse to sound like anyone else. I do want and say what I feel. That’s why I stand out. Ain’t too many rappers telling people you don’t got to sell drugs to be a hustler but I am because that’s how I feel and I know it’s the truth. I don’t knock how anyone makes their money but somebody got to tell folks there is another alternative. I don’t mind being that guy.

24: Tell us about what you are working on.

Duck: Right now I am working on my mixtape titled “Unstable Mind Frame.” I had a release date set but I pushed it back. I’m taking my time with it because people are really anticipating it. I got to give it my all.

24: What producers have you worked with and who would you like to work?with in the future?



Duck: I work with Dbotts, Abstrakk, Terrence AKA Dr. Knocks and Major League Beats. These are the guys who help my team out a lot and support our music. As far as who I want to work with…I can’t answer that honestly. There are so many great producers out here and I would be a fool to say I knew all the best ones. For sure there is this cat who worked on Just Brittany’s mixtape named Johnny Parelli. We gone have to get on something.

24: Are you happy with the feedback you have been getting from people?on material you have released?

Duck: Yes. I’ve been getting a lot of positive responses. They make it worth the late nights, janky promoters and all the traveling. Got to have that feedback.

24: In today’s free download age, what do you need to do to make your self a household name?

Duck: Just find yourself and make yourself distinguishable. They need to hear the track and know it is you. Work hard. Don’t expect anyone to hand you anything. As good as you rap, you got to promote ten times better and you got to be willing to meet people too. A rapper without fans is just a crazy dude talking to himself.

24: How do you feel about the current state of the Hip-Hop scene?

Duck: I think it’s actually doing better than it was in the past few years. Everyone is trying to get back to making meaningful songs and there is something out here for everybody.

24: Outside of the music, what else are you currently working on?

Duck: I paint shirts called Duckworks. I’ve been doing that since I was like 18. Anytime I’m not rapping or with family I’m doing that.

24: Where do you see yourself going in 2012 and how do you plan to?separate yourself ?from the other artist out today to get the recognition you feel you deserve?

Duck: Being that I’ve only been seriously doing this thing about 6 month and I’m being interviewed by 24hourhiphop…I can’t call it. I see myself moving forward that’s for sure. As far as how to separate myself, I’m gone be Duck. Either Duck or die. Ain’t no alternatives. That always keeps me in a league of my own.

24: How can fans go about contacting you?

Duck: You can always search for whoisduck and find me. My website is www.whoisduck.com. My twitter is @whoisduck. My facebook is www.fb.com/whoisduck. If you are trying to get an interview, feature or book me - 24 Hour Hip Hop


"Duck – Bad Habits (f. C-Lacy)"

With the current flack rap lyrics are taking at the moment thanks to Rick Ross’ advocation of date rape, Duck’s anti-drunk driving message on “Bad Habits” should be lauded. In a perfect world, tracks like these would live on radio to counterbalance all of the songs celebrating drinking, partying and getting turned up without seeing consequences. Already having won over festivals and even the Texas Department of Transportation with this sorrowful and haunting track, Duck sets up the promo roll out for Duck Or Die rather nicely, crafting something that’ll be memorable in a world that spits disposable tracks out every day it seems. - Day & A Dream


"Duck – Bad Habits (f. C-Lacy)"

With the current flack rap lyrics are taking at the moment thanks to Rick Ross’ advocation of date rape, Duck’s anti-drunk driving message on “Bad Habits” should be lauded. In a perfect world, tracks like these would live on radio to counterbalance all of the songs celebrating drinking, partying and getting turned up without seeing consequences. Already having won over festivals and even the Texas Department of Transportation with this sorrowful and haunting track, Duck sets up the promo roll out for Duck Or Die rather nicely, crafting something that’ll be memorable in a world that spits disposable tracks out every day it seems. - Day & A Dream


"Duck Feat. C-Lacy "Bad Habits""

Duck paints a picture with every bar in this single about the perils of addiction. Hopefully this wets the appetite for Duck Or Die, due out in a couple of weeks - Drank Epidemic


"Duck Feat. C-Lacy "Bad Habits""

Duck paints a picture with every bar in this single about the perils of addiction. Hopefully this wets the appetite for Duck Or Die, due out in a couple of weeks - Drank Epidemic


"Maxie - Radio Personality The Take Ova Crew"

Duck has a unique sound which is rare and to top it off, his unique sound actually sounds good which is even rarer. Artist like that are hard to find. - KTSU 90.9 FM


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Still working on that hot first release.

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SXSW winner of Coast2Coast DJs artist showcase competition. Song - The Otherside (Austin, TX)

Mixshow Live winner of Coast2Coast DJs artist showcase competition. Song - The Otherside (Dallas, TX)

First released video, "Weekend Money" featured on Houston television show - Street Flava.

One of Three Winners for the "Rock The Mic Competition" presented by Queen Bobbi (Houston, TX)

Damien Duckworth better known as Duck is an up and coming rapper and radio personality hailing from Houston, Texas. His focus is delivering high quality music that hip-hop and rap enthusiasts can relate to and enjoy. In his music he encrypts anecdotes about handling money wisely, having ambition and obtaining the American dream by attacking it from unexpected angles.

Recently referred to as a rapping Barry White, his deep seductive voice is accompanied by inventive, though provoking punch lines and natural Southern charisma. By the end of his performances, venues are filled with a feeling of euphoria about his music and more importantly the message behind it.

Duck is inspired by artist such as Tupac, Common and Lil Keke but more so his music based on his day to day encounters. As a man aiming for the stars but standing firmly on the lower end of America's socioeconomic ladder, he knows his journey may be more difficult than most. He is making music because he can not -not- make music.

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