South Central recording artist and designer, DUCKWRTH, is known for releasing honest, in your face, genre-defying music and an even more electrifying live performance and he is ready to bring that energy to a city near you.
Duckwrth, born Jared Lee, started developing a cult fan base by appearing on popular TeamBackPack Youtube videos and releasing local mixtapes like "Ducktape" and "Taxfree V1". After a stint living in New York during the increased tension of police brutality and gentrification, he saw firsthand the determination, sacrifice and commitment it would take to be as great as he wanted to be without compromising his integrity. This journey led to the release of the politically charged Kickdrums collaboration project, titled "NOWHERE". DUCKWRTH's overall experience inspired him to take a fearless approach to writing, producing and performing his own music.
In 2016, DUCKWRTH took the energy he developed in New York back to Los Angeles where he created and released his critically acclaimed debut LP, I’M UUGLY. I’M UUGLY is equal parts mainstream and underground. With smooth crossover tracks like I'M DEAD and RAREPANTHER to mosh pit songs like BLAKK RAGER and RUUUN, this was a project that merged the most unique parts of DUCKWRTH’s personality and talents to create a sound and visual palette that indicated he had not only grown as an artist but well on his way to being a music icon and visionary for his generation.
DUCKWRTH's recently released project, an XTRA UUGLY Mixtape, vowed to take that vision a step further by blending genres from rock to hip hop to funk and soul and incorporating live elements from guitars to violins. What started as just an accumulation of demos he started while working on his previous release quickly proved to be more than just a few leftover tracks sitting on his hard drive. It is a legitimate body of work that caught the attention of tastemakers around the world.