New Artist SpotLight: Detroit’s Dux Jones ‘The Secret’ [Video] [Photo]
Bio: Dux Jones (Pronounced “Duke”) Born Craig Jenkins, this Detroit, Michigan native found his true calling when he fell in love with music. Dux dedicated himself to becoming the ultimate emcee. You might not recognize the name Dux Jones however if you have played NBA2K11 chances are you have heard his song “Pourin it On” that he wrote and produced featured on the video game.
In 2012 he had the opportunity to tour with the legendary “Slum Village” and has opened for Slaughterhouse and Kendrick Lamar.
His influences vary; a huge fan of all types of music, movies, and art, Dux Jones would argue that it’s those pieces that “grab the soul” inspire him to reach beyond the song. In 2008 he halted just long enough to convene with fellow Visionaries, 30Water and Bey. Together they formed The “Uncanny” Loser Crew, a trinity of masterfully creative minds, devoted to Peace, Love and Enlightenment.
Records like Michael Jackson’s Thriller and movies like the Hughes Brothers’ Menace II Society balance Dux between fantasy and reality and allow him to create a world “Where Every Thing’s Different,” but still a reflection of his personal experience.
Detroit births a distinct sound; a sound filled with pain, love, passion, fear, faith and strength, Dux plans to continue the legacy.
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By now it should be no SECRET that Motor City Detroit’s own rapper and producer DUX JONES and THE UNCANNY LOSER CREW can make dope tracks! This time, he offers up his fourth installment “The Secret” off his first solo album Loser Lemonade: A Psychedelic Trip. Peep the visuals shot by Figvrati Films (Figvrati.com) with artwork by Flaco Shalom (@FlacoShalom). The track was produced by The “Uncanny” Loser Crew (@DuxJones & @30WATER) and his label is called of course the Uncanny Creative Group. Dux also did work for the NBA2K soundtrack/video game and opened before as part of “Slum Village” for acts Slaughterhouse and Kendrick Lamar; check out his bio above! BIG S/O to Heavy Hitter’s own Vito Da Voice @GlobalVitoHH!!! Also, download “The Secret” directly below!!!
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