I’m very pleased to be able to bring you the premiere of the brand new video from Brooklyn rapper, Duncecap, as he delivers his latest EP. It follows on from the beautiful melancholy opus, Miserable Now, which was released last year and marked Dunce’s Backwoodz Studioz debut, with ELUCUD handling full production. This latest EP, Genuinely Sad Songs, is part of the same trilogy as its predecessor and 2014’s Generally Sad Songs, as you may notice from the recurring ostrich themes within the artwork. Lyrically the EP was written at a time in Dunce’s life when work and money priorities were different, and self-worth was something almost impossible to gauge, but it also led to personal growth and some poignant writing which I think sits perfectly within the series. Dying Stars is the brains behind the beat on Now, as well as a few more tracks on the EP, with the remainder handled by Blastmaster Baker and AM Breakups. It’s arguably a more accessible sound, compared to Miserable Then, which only adds to its strengths as a prequel. The video was made by Dunce’s friend, George Douglas Peterson, who combined VHS tape and a dawn stroll to great effect. You can watch the video for Now (I Was Taught Not to Complain) above and the full EP can be heard below, with further streaming/download options also available. Continue reading “Premiere – Duncecap: Now (I Was Taught Not to Complain) + EP News”
A fresh video from Duncecap as he delivers another single from his Backwoodz debut. What Have I Done To Myself is an angsty, self-deprecating dissection of life’s regrets, perfectly accompanied by a guest verse from Dunce’s friend and regular collaborator, Quelle Chris. The track is produced by ELUCID. Miserable Then is available to stream now.
Backwoodz Studioz finish off the decade with another great project, as Duncecap unveils his latest EP, Miserable Then. It’s the New York artist’s first release on the label and features full production from fellow Backwoodz resident, ELUCID. There is also a feature from Duncecap’s friend and previous collaborator, Quelle Chris. This is the first time ELUCID has been at the helm of another artist’s release and the two gel well together, with Duncecap’s writing taking on a more honest and self-reflective tone than on earlier works. You can listen to Miserable Then below, with downloads and merch available over on Bandcamp. There is also a video for Waste of Money, made by Rob Yaskovic and Mike Petrow.
Sticking with Backwoodz Studioz for a minute, this week they announced the impending arrival of a new EP from Duncecap. This will be the first release from the New York artist since 2017’s Rapping is For Idiots and this time round, he is joining forces with ELUCID, who is handling full production on the EP. It’s due for release on 6 December and you can hear the first track, Waste of Money, below.
My Grown Up Rap family recently premiered the latest video from Karma Kids MC, OLD SELF. It’s another track lifted from his recent Word Art Gallery LP and as the title suggests, themes of revisiting the past are prevalent. Nostalgia is produced by Lt Headtrip and the video was made by Duncecap. The album is available now over on Bandcamp.
Brooklyn MC, producer and all round rap aficionado, Duncecap, is releasing his new album next week and it looks set to be another success for independent artists. Yesterday this video emerged, for a track that also features two other hip hop dons, namely Quelle Chris and ELUCID.
Duncecap did the production and also made the video, so looking forward to hearing what’s he created for the rest of the album. Rapping is For Idiots is due for release on 10 November and pre-orders are available here.