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Spotlight on REVOLT: Duckwrth "Bernal Heights"

Get to know the upstart and check out his video in rotation on REVOLT.

Chris Pennino

He's a rude boy skanking in the mosh pit. A musician who paints his music in primary colors. The man who made a song about strippers and called it "Unagi." Duckwrth, in both his persona and his music, defies easy categorization. Hailing from South Central Los Angeles and with his strict parents , he was often confined to his house, where he spent his childhood creating a world of his own. But now, you can find him hovering three feet above the ground in the Bay Area or on his skateboard weaving through the busy traffic of a New York City street.

Duckwrth was first exposed through the freestyle collective and network, Teambackpack on YouTube videos that collectively garnered over 1 million views. He went on to release a few indie projects, including his most recent collaboration titled Nowhere with Brooklyn via Cleveland hip-hop/alt rock producer The Kickdrums. On this project, Duckwrth showed he isn't unafraid to share the world as he sees it and he's bold enough to create new ones. With songs like "Lambo 1" and "Lambo 2," which play on hip-hop clichés without ever coming off preachy, Duckwrth gives social commentary with soul. His tongue-in-cheek rhymes give a lightness to his story-telling, with vocal touches that traverse from haunting to urgent and vulnerable.

Not just a musical anomaly and enigma, he is an extremely talented graphic artist who expresses himself through all types of creative expressions from photography, cover art designs, and merch. He has lent his talents for creating unique art pieces and visual backdrops to other notable artists such as Hodgy Beats, T. Mills and IAMSU!, to name a few. His work has also been featured in Wild and Artsy magazines and sold in galleries across California. His face and personal style can be seen in ad campaigns with major brands ranging from Levi's and Facebook to niche brands like RarePanther and Japanese hipster line, Monkey Time.


Watch his video on REVOLT the week of June 13, 2016! Let us know your thoughts by tweeting@RevoltTV and using the hashtag #SpotlightOnREVOLT

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