Duck Down Records Inks Deals with The History Channel & Youtube

New York based Duck Down Records announced on Wednesday (December 5) that they have entered into a new licensing agreement with the History Channel for the network’s new series Gangland. Through the deal, Blackmoon and Buckshot have recorded an original theme and additional promo music for the series, which focuses on some of the world’s most notorious prison and street gangs. Alternative versions of the theme have also been created, including one by West Coast legend Ice-T.

Duck Down has also announced a new content partnership with online video site Youtube that will allow them to customize the label’s page on the site, upload larger video files, and receive video placement throughout Youtube’s featured playlists. “A few years ago (during our Triple Threat campaign) we were phasing videos out, because there were so few outlets for them to air, that it did not justify the expense,” Duck Down co-owner Dru Ha explained. “Today, we again have a reason to make videos, and while national TV networks like MTV and BET may not offer us coverage, Youtube allows us to put our visuals in front of millions of people. It definitely levels the playing field and gives us a voice.”

In related news, longtime Duck Down duo Heltah Skeltah, which is comprised of Sean Price a.k.a. Ruck and Rock, have officially resigned with the label. The two MC’s will release their third LP, D.I.R.T. (Da Incredible Rap Team) through Duck Down during the summer of 2008. “There is no denying that Sean Price has re-invented himself as one of the premier solo artists in the game, but his legacy is also that of one-half of Heltah Skeltah,” Buckshot said of the pair’s new deal. “Rock and Ruck have been in the studio daily working on this album with early production coming from Marco Polo, Evidence and Nottz fans can expect that real gritty Heltah Skeltah feel. Trust me these two will not disappoint.”

  • Big Chops

    First Bitches!!!!!!!

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  • Da Kid

    Who da fuc is duck down records?

  • JG

    To “Da Kid” If you dont know Duck Down Records obviously you dont know Hip hop. You must be some young’n in the new generation that dont know the word “respect” in the game. Better check who they are if you want lessons in hiphop because this is the only group besides the WU that started with all the rappers getting CLICKED UP ya dig! way before dipshit and gunot OKAY!!! No disrespect you just dont know better!

  • http://XXLMAG BUCKINGHAM PALACE

    JG,WORD IS BOND,DA KID GOTS TO BE A LIKKLE YUT IF HE DONT KNOW THE “BEEDY EYE THUG”, AND SMIFF & WESSON,OGC, AND HELTAH SKELTAH…THESE CATS WERE THE LEADERS OF THE UNDERGROUND RENISSANCE IN THE 90s WITH THE WU

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    glad they still gettin’ money in ’07.

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  • Lotto

    Duck Down Clique been on the grind lately.

  • Peru

    Don’t know who these niggas are, don’t care to know, but I’ve noticed they been on some real business shit, didn’t they just seal some shit with ESPN…damn niggas really makin moves, gotta respect that, still dont know who the fuck they are though…

  • render

    Duck Down records AKA home of the coco brovaz, buckshot and sean p you ignant lil jigs…learn the basics

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    Now “who got da props”?

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  • Legal Dollaz

    Nowadays its not how much you sale but who wants to use your music

    Publishing > Retail

  • AJG

    Dru Ha is making some moves- ESPN now History channel- get that money Boot camp deserves it

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