Young Duece is an American hip hop and record production duo whom in 2005 formed to create their first full length album, “The Beginning of the End” after splitting from rival groups.
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.
They have produced for other artists under their production company Nu Theory Productions including Twank Star (T-Pain/Nappy Boy Entertainment recording artist) and YouTube celebrity Traphik's "Rush Hour" EP, which featured other popular artists such as Nikki Jean, Wax, D-Pryde and Lil Crazed. Surprisingly, the record was created all within a week's time.
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.