KRS-One teams up with Buckshot for new album

    In addition to the news of signing DJ Revolution today, Duck Down Records formally announced that KRS-One and Buckshot will be collaborating on a new album.


    Although the project is still in the early stages with three tracks to date, the album is expected later this year.


    Buckshot called the project "Conflosation. Even when KRS ONE is flowing he’s having a conversation with his audience. This collaboration with KRS-ONE is going to be an album full of Hip-Hop conversation, ranging from New World Order, to socially conscious topics such as unemployment, poverty, and politics. At the same time, we will speak to the streets, as that is what I’m known to do. It’s a dream to be able to work with KRS-ONE. Before I even began rapping that is who I checked for. I kept the Blue Print album on me at all times. That is all I listened to for an entire summer."

    Duck Down President Dru Ha stated “To say we are honored and humbled would be an understatement.  Buck and I have known KRS since our early days in the game, back when we were recording at D&D Studios and he directly influenced the name of the label with his song "Duck Down” (sucka Mc’s Duck).  He was also instrumental in one of Buck’s first and biggest records as Da Beatminerz flipped the "How Many MC’s" vocal sample from KRS.   But with the nostalgic feelings of KRS being one of my favorite MC’s growing up to the side, it’s KRS’s continued relevance of today that’s most exciting.   KRS has a message in his lyrics, a gladiator performer who reps the culture and posses all the qualities that an MC should embody: Meaningful lyrics, mastery of the flow, intense creativity and a ferocious live show.   I know how much respect Buck has for KRS, so I can only imagine how this will elevate his game.  It’s Old School to those that don’t keep up with the current works and movements but to me, I would call it Now School.”