Vintage Video: Tupac Connects with Duck Down for One Nation LP

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Here’s a recently unearthed clip of ‘Pac greeting Buckshot, Dru Ha and other members of Duck Down prior to the sessions for the unreleased One Nation LP that they recorded back in 1996. Originally conceptualized as a display of unity between the East Coast and the West Coast, the project was shelved after ‘Pac’s murder. Many of the songs have leaked over the years, but a rumored commercial release of the album never came to pass.

This footage was released by director Gobi M. Rahimi, who documented ‘Pac’s last days as his personal videographer and is attempting to release a documentary called 7 Dayz that will tell the story of the Rapper’s final week alive. Hit the jump to check out another clip of ‘Pac in the booth recording for One Nation and watch the 7 Dayz trailer. If you would like to contribute to the production of the film, hit up Gobi’s Kickstarter page to make a donation.

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Video: Sean Price Fills in for Tony Touch on Shade 45

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Duck Down’s Shade 45 takeover with guests Murs & Fashawn, DJ Evil Dee, Dru Ha and DJ Logic. Including a freestyle from Sean Price plus Murs & Fashawn do a quick performance of ’64 Impala live in the studio.

Pre-order Mic Tyson and Murs & Fashawn’s This Generation on iTunes.

Previously: Sean Price – STFU Pt 2 (Prod. by The Alchemist) (Video)

Video: Sean Price Plays Tennis

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

P and Dru Ha cause a racket at the John McEnroe Tennis Academy in NYC.

Previously: Sean Price & Prodigy Tell Tour Stories

Buckshot, Smif N Wessun & Promise – Run To Remember (Prod. by Double-O)

Friday, October 21st, 2011

In honor of Duck Down boss Dru-Ha’s impending battle with the NYC Marathon on November 6th, Buck, Tek, Steele and Promise got together with Double-O to lay down this new track. This is a stream only, but the cut can be purchased on iTunes today with all proceeds going to the Alzheimer’s Research Foundation.

DD also put together a “Run to Remember” t-shirt to commemorate the effort, which is also available today, again, with all proceeds going to Alzheimer’s research.

Video: Dru Ha Marathon Training Pt. 2 (w/ Sean Price & Dallas Penn)

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

In part 2 of his NYC Marathon Training series, Dru takes the Sean P and Dallas Penn workout plan for a spin.

Previously: Dru Ha Marathon Training (Pt. 1)

Video: Dru Ha Marathon Training (Part 1)

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Part 1 of the two part training series as Dru Ha readies himself for 2011’s ING: New York City Marathon on November 6th. In this clip, Dru Ha explains why he is running, about “Run 2 Remember” NYC Alzheimers Association chapter team, and his experience training with celebrity trainer Mark Jenkins. Unfortunately due to Mark’s busy schedule training celebrities such as Diddy, D’Angelo, & Mary J. Blige, he has to defer the training sessions with another “celebrity trainer” which was documented in Part 2 of this series.

Video: Black Moon ft. Dru-Ha – U Da Man (Live @ Southpaw)

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

It’s always special when Dru does his “U da Man” verse.

Previously: Random Axe – “The Hex” & “Random Call” (Live @ Southpaw)

Video: Dru Ha Talks Success w/ SHHO

Monday, June 13th, 2011

The Student Hip-Hop Organization speaks to Dru Ha of Duck Down Records for their Let It Grow series.

Previously: Raekwon Talks Success w/ SHHO Pt. 2

Video: Dru Ha Interview w/ Al Lindstrom

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Dru Ha of Duck Down Records speaks to Al Lindstrom about the early days of the independent label and he discusses their longevity and consistency after 15 years in the business.

Part two after the jump, where Dru talks about the success of Sean Price and the steps that Ruck took to reinvent himself. Dru also explains that just because an artist has everything it takes to be a success, doesn’t necessarily mean it’ll work. He says that there is such a thing as over-planning and that there are a lot of intangibles when it comes to rap because it is art and public opinion does play a big role.

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Video: Buckshot & Dru Ha Interview w/ Dante Ross

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Dante Ross interviews the Duck Down architects at the label’s 15th Anniversary party at SXSW.

Previously: Pharoahe Monch Interview w/ Dante Ross