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Last week Crown Heights welcomed the Duck Down family as they paid tribute to the late Brownsville emcee Sean Price aka Ruck / Sean P / Mic Tyson. Meres One did his thing with capturing the essence of “P”. Respect to him and his grounded spirit. Check em out as he has a few projects coming up and currently going on.
Throughout the day, heads rolled through to pay respects by the car load. Brownsville was heavy in the building along with Lo-Lifes, Decepts, respected Rappers and those closet to the loved lyricist.
I love the vibe and support of fans of Duck Down. It’s always mad love and chill, their ability to interact with the crowd is an example of why they have maintained a presence in the musical landscape. They’ve done more than adapt, that i’d have to say is not giving them the necessary props.
Duck Down has always been ahead of the curve and sound in marketing strategies. It is what it is, give it up. It was only catapulted once Sean was entrusted with the ability to just be him. His naturally charismatic persona and super funny wit, reinvigorated the soul and movement.
Give it up to Dru Ha and his business savvy implementations. He’s one of those in the cut dudes that’s just street loyal and about that betterment of his whole unit. Salute to that and thats The Brooklyn Word.
Now back to the dope day where Ruck blasted through the bluetooth speakers and all had personal memories beyond what the person next to them may have.
I know it’s not an easy thing for those that are family. All this is still a fresh energetically, smiles and such require more energy than what one may be willing to give. But Ruck’s supporters are loyal and troopers. They are governed by the Old Brooklyn ways and that’s shown as you witness how all just chill and reflect. You just fill it in the air…
At one point, things got very emotional. Old Brooklyn energy and the moment caused emotional tension to flair. It resulted in a Brother punching a hole through the building.
I said it cause a Brother to punch a hole through the building. Never have I witnessed some awesomeness. Because it was oddly just that.
At some point those with tempers know that punching a wall hurts when u care even just a lil bit. If you straight gone, it’s whatever and u feel it later. But this went beyond that…
An entire hole was created by the blows of a very emotional being. That’s no joke!
I considered filming it, but outside of struck with awe and frozen like a deer in headlights trying to process if I was seeing what I was actually witnessing, I felt it wasn’t right. It wounldn’t have done anything but perpetuate an energy that doesn’t need to be perpetuated. That shit would have made WorldStar though… lmao… nah, i’m more centered than that fortunately. Bless up to that Brother, hope he finds peace.
Moving on… i’m seeing familiar faces in the crowd and photos like General Steele, Tek, Rock, Bernadette (wife), his daughter and fam, VVS Verbals, Sadat X, Torae, Skyzoo, Illa Ghee, Elbee Thrie (PhonyPPL) and more…
The flow is so Brooklyn and the epitome of a respectful gathering. Mad Lo is everywhere, Decept shirts and paraphernalia, Sean P tribute shirt/caps and the tone is reflective. Not turnt up or wild, rather light and reflective.
I bask in it, dipped in vintage Lo that only a day one head would rock. My respect is also a connection, as Crown Heights is my hood.
Things got interesting when I caught VVS chillin wit crew across the street and the freestyle session started. Verbals is a beast on his own, but his crew and those that hopped in off the strength was all Brooklyn.
I miss that energy and was more than happy so capture it in it’s purest form. Will take me awhile to edit but once I do, it will be up.
With that I say, enjoy the flicks…. the direct link is at the top (click pic) and a few photos are below. Bless up and thats #TheBrooklynWord! – Mr. Kuyateh
Here are some snapshots from the day