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PR: Throwing Knives - Kung-Fu and Hip Hop
Posted by Steve Juon at Wednesday, August 17th, 2011 at 1:00PM :: Email this article :: Print this article

PR: Throwing Knives - Kung-Fu and Hip Hop

From Tony @ DTR45.

Deuce Ellis, one of indie hip hop’s hottest young artists, has been criss-crossing the nation on tour for the greater part of the last 2 years. Despite the rigorous performance schedule, Deuce continues to find time to write and record for an upcoming project; of which he is remaining mostly silent on any details. The first leak – and corresponding video from this ninja-like stealth project is appropriately entitled “Throwing Knives”. The song features a classic hip hop vibe, sultry blues guitar riffs, and a pounding drum beat, courtesy of Minneapolis producer, Karl Folk, whom Deuce met on tour earlier this year.

“Throwing Knives was actually crafted while I was on the road, it saw about 12 different states. I really just wanted to do a track displaying my skills as an MC & song structuring.”, says Ellis, who heads back out on the Def On Arrival Tour in September, playing tour dates in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin.

Watch Throwing Knives on YouTube @ .

The Video for Throwing Knives incorporates classic Kung Fu footage, courtesy of Shut Down Media Group, juxtaposed against “Throwing Knives” infectious groove, and fit perfectly into Deuce’s lyrical narrative. “My homies would always cop the latest mixtapes, blaze trees & watch Kung Fu flicks with the volume down. They have the rawest collection of Kung Fu flicks I've ever seen. So Sick Savage (of SDMG) sat with the track for like a week just trying to get the feel, then he went and found the prefect scenes to piece together and create a unique audio-visual experience.”

Deuce Ellis is a young up and coming hip hop artist from Buffalo, NY. His debut, Head In The Clouds, peaked at #3 on iTunes Top 100 new releases and #4 on College radio charts; and spawned the rock-heavy metal mashup project, Led In The Clouds. He has toured extensively since its release, opening for the likes of Aloe Blacc, Mac Miller, Das EFX and Lil Flip. More information, free downloads and Deuce’s current tour schedule can be found online at .

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