Marathon Rap: Dru Ha Set to Run NYC Marathon

It will be a run to remember when Drew “Dru Ha” Friedman, Co-Founder & CEO of Duck Down Music, attempts to run the ING: New York City Marathon on November 6, 2011.  Dru, whose father Harvey L. Friedman passed away from Alzheimer’s this past January after a brave 9 year battle with the disease, has been training this summer to prepare for the 26.2 mile race.

Dru explains: “I wanted to do something extremely challenging in memory of my father and to raise awareness about this compassionless disease. Fans of Duck Down may not realize how instrumental my father was in assisting with incorporating and founding Duck Down.  While he was a respected real estate attorney, he had little legal entertainment background yet found the time to learn enough about the business to help negotiate our early contracts and offered unconditional guidance for Buckshot and myself.   To properly train for a marathon, I’m quickly learning it takes dedication, perseverance and sacrifice of your personal time.  All qualities my father exemplified;  it’s a fitting way to pay tribute to him.”

Dru will be running and raising donations with the NYC Alzheimer’s Chapter Team: “Run 2 Remember.   People can visit Dru’s donation page by clicking here.

In support of Dru’s run; Duck Down Music plans to release two exclusive songs created by select Artists from the labels roster.  All proceeds will be donated to the foundation. 

About AD: 

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), is a form of dementia that gradually gets worse over time for the inflicted. It affects a persons memory, thinking, and behavior. Ultimately, Alzheimer’s is disabling, fatal and without cure.  Alzheimer’s disease has recently made it’s way into the news with the revelation from University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summit who announced she had an early diagnoses of dementia. 

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Sound Opinons: Chelsea Reject - CMPLX

Sound Opinons: Chelsea Reject (@ChelseaReject) - CMPLX [Stream]

Chelsea Reject has been on the rise for a while since dropping RADI-8 two years ago, now with her sophomore project CMPLX out as of Monday, excitement is high and the pressure is on for the 21- year old St. Lucian lyricist.

Bubbling up as a strong solo artist, she began dropping tracks and collaborating around the city. Going to college, she already knew what she really wanted to do so her stay…

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.@ChelseaReject “Bam Bam”

Chelsea Reject has partnered with Duck Down Music and is prepping her new project, CMPLX, for a late 2014 release. “Bam Bam” is the intro track off the album

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In celebration of Branded being re-released by Duckdown Music on oct. 9th!