dUECE bUG has been making quite a bit of noise on the east coast lately, with his unique blend of hip hop, rock, and soul; accompanied by a polarizing live performance that has become notorious in the area. dUECE has opened for hip hop heavyweights like Method Man and Redman, B.O.B, Royce da 5'9, Ghostface, Wale, Maino, Sheek Louch of the Lox, KRS ONE, La Coka Nostra, Cory Gunz and most recently, EPMD, Prodigy and Slaughterhouse. He has also performed alongside some of the underground's best known artists like Mr Lif, Fred the Godson, Apathy, Masta Ace, and La Coka Nostra/House of Pain, all within the last 2 years. dUECE bUG has performed at world famous venues such as CBGB's, Toads Place, Webster Theater, The Middle East Boston, The Globe, and The Palladium and has been featured on Vlad TV (over SIX MILLION hits combined), Shade 45 satellite radio, and MTV's Made. Due to his great buzz, he has also had many features on blogs and in the local press, including winning “BEST HIP HOP” in the Hartford Advocate's 2011 Grand Band Slam. (please see links below). dUECE bUG’s versatility fits both hip hop and rock bills alike enabling him to perform at a variety of festivals, including Warped Tour, Rock and Shock Festival with Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper, and Opuspalooza to name a few. One of the hardest working atists in the tri state, dUECE has become a driving force and has defined indie work ethic. He founded the Full Blast Movement in February 2010 with his crew in an effort to unify the underground Hip Hop community in CT. With hundreds of local shows under their belt, they have, in fact, become a staple in the underground scene.
Currently, he has 3 studio releases; a demo-esque original LP entitled "Fuck.Duece.Bug", his follow up album: “Love, Duece Bug, and his latest project: “the Tex Wattsun Chronicals”. In 2009 Fuck.Duece.Bug took CT hip hop to another level by stretching the parameters of what fans were accustomed to listening to, redefining “hip hop” while at the same time, staying true to its integrity and roots. Fuck. Duece.Bug includes features by Cory Gunz, Cappadonna, Ethan Issac of Edison, and was produced, recorded, mixed and mastered at Factory Underground Studios in Norwalk CT.
"Love, Duece Bug", the highly anticipated follow up cd (w/ free bonus disc) dropped June 11th 2011. While it is as wild and unconventional as 'Fuck.Duece.Bug', there is a more conscious and natural element to 'Love, Duece Bug'. It boasts production from Kenny Ca$h and Vinny Idol of D Block, and includes guest features from Cory Gunz, Mr Lif, and Blacastan.
“Tex Wattsun Chronicals” was a project Duece worked on as a gift to the true underground community- every track is produced by a different artist in the scene, including Apathy, Blacastan, Jacobi Wichita and more. Duece is currently working very hard on his next official album: “Mantis” (2013)
dUECE made his start in the NY and CT Hardcore/punk scene as a teenager and founded Blacklisted. As a singer/songwriter/frontman, dUECE made a name for himself within the hardcore scene performing on many bills and festivals including a stint on the Warped Tour. He has performed alongside such well known hardcore/metal acts as Hatebreed, AFI, 25 ta Life, Sick Of It All, and Skarhead. dUECE bUG’s hardcore days are definitely still with him as he brings that very same incredible energy and infused antics to every hip hop or rock show he plays. DUECE bUG is the future.