Speaking of Duck Down, the established imprint, which turns 20 years old this year, is readying the release of a new compilation LP.
Produced entirely by Mr. Green and Sam Lipman-Stern for Noisey/VICE, Live From The Streets – which also serves as a new video series from Noisey – will include some of your favorite emcees, including Malik B, KRS-One, Freddie Gibbs, Vinnie Paz, Raz Fresco and more.
‘Live from the Streets’ is a video series created by producer Mr. Green and director Sam Lipman-Stern. The series, which airs on Noisey, follows Green globally on a journey meeting interesting people and musicians on the streets. Green samples their music; interviews the street performer; and then turns the sounds into original beats. After the beat is created, he collaborates with one of his favorite rappers to add powerful lyrics to the musical backdrop he and the street musician constructed. Finally, at the end of each episode, Green revisits the people he sampled to play them the final track; often times receiving emotional responses from people who have never heard themselves on recorded audio. The final episodes are a unique hybrid music/video experience.
Pre-order the album, which arrives April 7th here.