Shouts to Atlanta eccentric hip-hop duo Dukes of Daville for bringing the heat with an eclectic new mixtape they’ve appropriately called “13th Floor”. Modeling their look behind some of musics most influential and groundbreaking groups, who shall remain nameless as to not put Dukes in a box, these two have come together to make some solid music.
In 2006 the Dukes of DaVille were signed to their own record company Trakkaddixx Music with a joint deal with Capital Records. Due to creative differences and lack of artist support the pair left Capital Records in February 2009 and have been working their own music independently ever since.
The Dukes released two mixed-tapes “Millennium Music Mix-tape” in the Fall of 2008 and “We Are Music Mix-tape” in the Summer of 09.
Since they’ve gone independent The Dukes of DaVille have received some major press coverage and they’ve been spotlight artists in publications like; Hip-Hop Weekly, LA Weekly, Allhiphop.com, Ozone Magazine, Fader Magazine, Word on the Streets Magazine, Atlanta Comcast Channel 24, 2 Live Stew (Radio) and several other print and online magazines.
The “13th Floor” has features UGK, Nappy Roots, Streetz, Larry Lace, Big Rec, and J3x. The first single is the title track “The 13th Floor” followed by “Funny Money” and “Lean Back” (featuring Nappy Roots and UGK).
After obtaining so much success and recognition from the previous mixed-tape projects the Dukes intend to offer theirs fans even more good music. This time they will also be offering a dose of political awareness and a shot of hard-core reality.
The new mission of the Dukes of DaVille is to encourage and empower those who seek knowledge and wisdom. “The people need to know about what’s going on in the world. As serious musicians we are responsible for not only making music for our fans to enjoy, but we are also obligated to inform the uninformed” states D.O.D.
Let’s keep it real, the music industry has dumbed-down our though process. Throughout history musical expression has been the fabric to man historical movements, yet now all people are talking about is money, hoe’s and drugs.
Dukes of Daville is a breathe of fresh air. Don’t believe me? Check the download below.
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