Breakout Memphis rapper Duke Deuce drops his anticipated new mixtape, Memphis Massacre 2 today on Quality Control Music/YRN, the follow up to 2018’s Memphis Massacre. The project sees Duke navigate through diverse production and multiple styles like a veteran. An energetic listen over 12 tracks that could only be made by someone that lives and breathes this scene.
Duke has been on a steady rise catching attention for bringing back an era of crunk music that originated in Memphis but became popular out of Atlanta. Duke grew up around the sound and recalls the likes of Three 6 Mafia and 8Ball & MJG as influences, as well as his father Duke Nitty, who produced the Memphis classic “S.O.U.T.H. Parkway” by Gangsta Blac. Duke Nitty is also credited as a producer for few tracks on Memphis Massacre 2.
Late last year Duke released the video for “Crunk Ain’t Dead”, now at over 11 million views on YouTube. Following its success, hip-hop legends Lil Jon, Juicy J, and Project Pat hopped on a remix that released just last week. Duke commented on working with them, “It was legendary working beside guys I listened to as a kid growing up in Memphis in the studio with my dad.”
Stream Memphis Massacre 2 below.