There’s just something about the way Detroit artists have that grit to them. From Eminem and Royce to even the Big Seans of the world, Detroit artists have this gruffness to them that comes out over some boombap-esque beats. Give any Detroit artist a boombap-like beat and watch the magic happen. DUK’s “Underdog Kings” is another in the long line of Detroit lyricism. The video also has that old-school feel to it, as it features the group rapping out the song in front of some Detroit landmarks.
Now the major selling point, to me, about DUK is simple. The group is a family business. The group is made of Dogmatic fka/aka K-Stone and his kids ripping the loop apart. It’d be like if my boys and I started a rap group when they’re both old enough to rap alongside their father. So I’m here for it. That’s not the only reason, though. The bars are solid and concise, the beat (as mentioned) is fire and the cadence and flows given are equally as hot. Check out the video below and remember to do the thing: support dope music in all its forms.