Previn Millard Ricks, Jr (born July 25, 1990), better known by the stage name PJ aka Da Truth was born and raised in Forest Park, Ohio, a northern suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. He writes lyrics, produces beats, and also engineers their songs.
George David Clark, III (born September 10, 1990), better known by the stage name Kidd Flow was born and raised on the west side of Dayton, Ohio. He relocated to the Cincinnati area in 2001 with his mother and siblings. He writes lyrics, produces beats, does graphic design work and handles their viral activity.
The duo has released four albums and five mixtapes. Being that they have always been their own writers, producers, and engineers, each project shows constant progression. They continue to give away their mixtape collection for free while the albums are available on iTunes, Amazon MP3, Napster, etc.
They have shared the stage with popular artists such as Nappy Roots, Curren$y, Afroman, Mac Miller and more.
They’ve been featured on Talib Kweli’s "Blacksmith Community Mixtape" (Hosted by DJ Mick Boogie) and Zion-I's "The Search and The Seizure" mixtape after AmpLive heard the song made to his remix of Radiohead's "Weird Fishes/Arpeggi", which was on his popular Rainydayz Remixes album.
Young Duece has done production on soundtracks for potential motion pictures (High School Sucks the Musical) as well.
Clark was a "Top 10 Finalist" in the first ever Berklee College of Music/Essence Magazine "Take Back the Music" national song writing competition in 2006, featuring celebrity judges MC Lyte, ?uestlove and DJ Jazzy Joyce. According to the group, this is what made them pursue music in a more serious manner.
In 2010, Young Duece (along with other local Cincinnati acts: Guape Kamp, Crack Sauce, Play Back Kingz and Kool Ken) was nominated for "Best Collaboration" in the Ohio Hip Hop Awards for their "Cincinnati Cypher" project. This would be the first of its kind to be recorded, and would inspire other artists in the area to come together and do the same.
PJ aka Da Truth was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. He quickly found his love for music at a very young age, and began rapping at the age of four. PJ thrives on performing live where he is constantly spitting his lyrics with aggression and a fierce delivery. He has evolved into the hype man of the group, always keeping his audience moving and excited. PJ is now very focused on not only writing, but the final production side of music. He is beyond his years and considered one of the best engineers among all of his peers and fans alike.
Kidd Flow was born in Dayton, Ohio. He relocated to the Cincinnati area with is family in 2000. He soon began making music with friends at the age of 13. Being raised in a home full of musical talent, he was able to quickly find a style and earned a lot of respect from his peers. His smooth and melodic sound has become a trademark, earning him his stage name, Kidd Flow, and solidifying him as a true hip-hop artist. He is constantly coming up with new and fresh ideas and beats that gives Young Duece a sound of their own. As well as maintaining their internet outlets, from web design to creating album covers, Flow's hobby helps tremendously.
Young Dueceâ€™s biggest accomplishment to date was earning the right to be a TOP 10 FINALIST in the first ever Essence Magazine Take Back the Music national song writing competition in 2006, beating out more than 500 applicants.
The group finished up their sophomore album titled â€œThe End of the Beginningâ€ which was released October 23rd of 2007. Their mixtape â€œHidden Peace, The Mixtape, Vol. 1â€ is available as a FREE download on their website, www.YoungDuece.com. Volume two released early 2008. They now have a new album in the works titled "YD=MC2", which is planned to be released February 2009.