Review by: Justyn Brodsky
Corey Miles Brown, better known under his Artist name as Duke Hov, is a DC-based Independent Artist that has been on the grind for quite some time, and doesn’t plan on quitting anytime soon.
Duke is self-made, self-written, and self-produced. He currently has music spinning on radio stations Nationally, and Internationally. And has had music featured on popular comp-creators like Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes, among others.
First track I ran into on his Soundcloud was “CASH”. A very straight-forward and theatrical track that hones its own craft and keeps things interesting with the production value. It’s a fairly common calling card for lyrical content, but is done very tastefully. And has an originality in the way these rhymes transition into more of a story-telling approach, with a hybrid sounding edge.
Next track, “Mafia”, brings a more eccentric bump-and-grind and bass driven banger to the table. This is definitely your club track, and the one to increase your blood pressure. It has the same signature Duke sound, but really kicks the energy up to really get a grasp of what he’s delivering with this track. Again, the production theatrics are very fun, unique, and puts together a great overall sound to give Duke his individuality.
Duke is definitely worth checking out. Definitely worth your time, and worth the listen. This is an independent artist that, with the proper tools in hand, could build himself an empire. He just needs to make sure to have a very large toolbox in arms reach.
Connect with Duke Hov:
- Twitter: @DukeHov
- Music: http://www.soundcloud.com/dukehov