LATEST NEWS: “THE FALLING MAN” OUT NOW W/ APPEARANCES BY RICO NASTY, MEDASIN, TERRACE MARTIN, KIANA LEDE, MR. CARMACK AND MORE.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES INCLUDE Melt & Splash! Festivals, London @ Jazz Cafe, Austin City Limits, Afropunk Atlanta and support for Billie Eilish in OK, Dallas and Houston
Duckwrth, born Jared Lee, is a recording and visual artist from South Central, Los Angeles. Having grown up in a moderately religious household with a mom that was adamant about keeping him away from the negative influences that dominated South Central streets, he learned early to channel his creative energy into music and graphic design.
Hailed as one of the most genre defying and refreshing artist today, his digital footprint can be traced back as far as 2014 when he started appearing on popular TeamBackPack Youtube videos, released local mixtapes like Ducktape and Taxfree V1 while growing a reputation for striking visual content. A stint living in New York during the increased tension of police brutality and gentrification led to the release of his politically charged Kickdrums collaboration project, titled Nowhere. An experience that 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 independently released his critically acclaimed debut LP, I’M UUGLY. I’M UUGLY put to the forefront how much he had grown and challenged himself as a songwriter and music producer and quickly led to a recording contract with Republic Records, His first major label release, an XTRA UUGLY Mixtape, proved he did not have to compromise his artistic vision to be successful. Hit tracks like “MICHUUL”. began finding its place in popular shows including Insecure, Real Time w/ Bill Maher and WB’s All American to name a few. His music was featured in ads for Cadillac, Palms Casino, Apple Music, Amazon and more. And he capped 2018 with his hit song, “Start A Riot”, making its way into the movie and soundtrack for the Oscar award winning animation Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse.
Known for his electrifying live performance, Duckwrth has supported artist from Rich Chigga to Anderson .Paak to N.E.R.D and hit stages at Lollapalooza, Afropunk Brooklyn, Montreux Jazz Festival, Bumbershoot and most recently Quincy Jones and Steve Mcqueen’s Sounds of America at the opening of the Shed NYC. His global presence has been felt early, selling out dates in Europe in 2018 to now playing the popular Australia festival, Groovin the Moo and string of European festival in July. Equally known for his stand out style he has been a face for campaigns for Paul Smith, Fila and Now & Later.
Duckwrth is preparing to release his next project, The Falling Man, which gives a glimpse into his journey as an artist and a man. Inspired by his travels around the world it addresses the reality and fear that you can fall as quickly as you rise. Touching on topics of expectations, love, lust, finance, and egotism and the struggle of staying focused and true to who you are in spite of social trends and a growing popularity.
Listeners: 1.8M (Monthly) I 7.57M (AT)
Streams: 100M (AT)
Top Tracks include MICHUUL. (12M+), Start A Riot (18M+), I’M DEAD (5M+ combined)
PLAYLISTS; NEW MUSIC FRIDAY, ANTI POP, GROOVIN THE MOO 2019, RAISING THE BAR