IL DUCE IGNITES THE STAGE AT ALMA MATER OPENING FOR HIP HOP STARS WALE & CURRENSY
(BATON ROUGE, Louisiana) April 30, 2013 — Rashad “IL Duce da Legend” Davis, a Baton Rouge native and familiar Capital City emcee ignited the stage this past Saturday at Southern University and A&M College’s annual Springfest Celebration concert. The concert featured performances by top acts Brandy Norwood, Erykah Badu, rapper and New Orleans native Currensy (spelled Curren$y) and Wale of Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group.
Performing hit songs from his new Mixtape “Do U Kno IL Duce”, presented by Thirty86.com and featuring artists such as Dee-1, Max Minelli, Keith Jacobs and Matt G, it was IL Duce’s southern melodic flow, energetic rhymes and electrifying performance that “blazed” the stage for this momentous event.
Born and raised in the streets of Baton Rouge, but moving to Atlanta, Georgia to pursue a career in hip-hop, “IL Duce da Legend” is gradually becoming a “legend in the present”. IL Duce, a moniker reapplied from Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini, meaning “The Leader”, began rapping in 2002 in talent showcases performing remixes of radio hits. After graduating from Southern University and A&M College and working the local scene, it was a phone call from a business contact at an Atlanta-based record label that influenced IL Duce to relocate to the hip-hop mecca. It was in Atlanta, while volunteering at a local Boys & Girls Club, that IL Duce received the call requesting he perform at his Alma Mater.
“I immediately said ‘yes’!”, claims IL Duce. “It’s very important to me that I give back to my school and community, and that I especially show love and support to people that have been rocking with IL Duce from the beginning.” Adding on, “It also doesn’t hurt that I will be opening for some big names and young stars in the game, which is what I aspire to be soon.”
Emerging on stage to the radio introduction song he provided to Baton Rouge’s own Max 94.1’s Kool DJ Supamike, then transitioning into some club hits, and concluding with his second single “Breathtaking”, which features Matt G; IL Duce’s riveting performance in front of hundreds, if not thousands, of students, faculty and local fans became a topic of discussion throughout the arena.
When asked how it felt, IL Duce stated, “the energy was great, the fans were vibing with me, and it felt great being back in front of my home crowd.” Later stating, “got a chance to give both Wale and Curren$y some of my material. Plus, Curren$y remembered me. That was cool.”
While walking off stage after his performance, IL Duce was greeted by fellow rapper Curren$y. When attempting to introduce himself Curren$y interjected, “I know who you are. I remember you from the [Atlanta’s Coast 2 Coast Industry Mixer] showcase.”
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