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dUECE bUG / Press

"Duece Bug is one of the fastest rising stars in hip hop." "Duece Bug has taken Connecticut by storm over the past year- he and his Full Blast Movement crew have packed venues, moved albums, and created something that has people inspired about independent hip hop in a state that's notorious for being hard to please."

"Check out Duece Bug, the Norwalk, Connecticut emcee. The dude has opened for Method Man and Redman, Foxy Brown, Ghostface, Wale, House of Pain and a few others. He's got tracks with Cappadonna, Cory Gunz, Vast Aire of Cannibal Ox and more. His album, "fuck.duece.bug" drops in June. But enough of the co-signs and dope emcees he's worked with, the dude's music speaks for itself."

"Not a lot of rappers listen to Tom Waits on their way to the studio, or count the Connecticut hardcore band Hatebreed as one of their biggest musical influences. But Norwalk’s Duece Bug isn’t your typical rapper. Priding himself on being unique, Duece Bug calls his upcoming album, Fuck Duece Bug, 'A little different, a little edgy.' It stretches the parameters of conventional hip-hop music. It even stretches the parameters of unconventional underground hip-hop music. While some artists flood the market with albums, Duece Bug floods the stage, performing locally and opening for such acts as House of Pain, La Coka Nostra, Method Man and Redman, Mr. Lif, Reef the Lost Cauze and Ghostface Killah."

"DUECE BUG has been making quite a bit of noise in CT lately, with his unique blend of hip hop, rock, and soul; accompanied by an electric live performance sure to leave a stamp in any and every viewer's head forever. Duece has opened for hip hop heavyweights like Method Man and Redman, Foxy Brown, B.O.B., Wale, Ghostface, House of Pain, Sheek Louch of the Lox/D-Block, Maino and La Coka Nostra, performing in front of as many as 4,000 people, as well as playing alongside the underground's best known artists like Vast Aire of Cannibal Ox, Mr Lif, Akrobatic and many more, all within the last year."

“MMA Insight's interview w/ Duece Bug (ffw TO 22:30)”

"..Another common assumption when talent steps in the place is "I'm so talented you need to work w/ me," which I reply to with laughs. Let me share the types of attitudes i will work with. Recently one of the artists that I produce down at the Factory Underground has been getting more attention than I ever could have imagined when I first met him. But I still say "Fuck Duece Bug!" Duece came into the studio and fell in love with it at first glance. I gave him our rates and showed him some of my productions. We vibed and everything went cool. He didnt come down with a huge posse and while confident, he wasn't an egomaniac. Unfortunaltely, my rate was a little high for him. The next day i got an email saying "hey man this is what I can afford but I promise I will be in weekly and do multiple projects with you. I love this more than you ever know." Now Duece has become one of my favorite artists to produce for."