Review: Duckwrth – ‘The Falling Man’ EP [+ short film & tour dates]

In Hip Hop by Josh Hood

The Falling Man’ EP is the latest release from LA rapper and songwriter Duckwrth. It’s an ambitious project that showcases a huge variety of arrangement and lyrical styles, speaking to an impeccable musical aptitude. A wealth of production talent has been roped into the EP, in the shape of Medasin, Mr. Carmack, NoMB e, and Two Fresh, with strings from Harlan Silverman, lending strong r&b vibes to Duckwrth’s sung and rapped verses. Alongside this, features from Terrace Martin, Rico Nasty, Allan Kingdom and Kiana Lede compliment the project’s exploration of fame, relationships and religion.

In all of these arenas, idolisation is portrayed as an unhealthy exploit, perpetuating obsession, control, and a loss of individuality. Tracks like BOW, KING KING and SALLIE MAE all fantastically address how over-dependence can create toxicity and bitterness. To avoid this fate, choose variety over homogeneity; become the self-dependent king or queen over the captor. SOPRANO and WILDFIRE ask us to enjoy the liberty of the free-fall, knowing that your destination is self-determined, not held to ransom. Choose these things, and transform yourself from sinner to saint, from man fallen into man falling – deeply in love with all the things that life has to offer.


May 21 — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania @ Kung Fu Necktie (Heineken Green Room)
May 22 — New York, New York @ Union Pool (Heineken Green Room)
July 11 — Frauenfeld, Switzerland @ Openair Frauenfeld
July 12 — Grafenhainichen, Germany @ splash! Festival
July 13 — Dour, Belgium @ Dour Festival
July 15 — Cologne, Germany @ CBE (Support to J.I.D.)
July 18 — Tisvildeleje, Denmark @ Musik I Lejet
July 20 — Grafenhainichen, Germany @ Melt Festival