The Drake Record
As mentioned, Ducko's first record was a big one. "Draft Day" had Drake shouting-out Johnny Manziel and looking back on his own rookie days, but the most memorable part of the loosie turned summer smash was surely the beat--the "Doo Wop" sample flip that keeps all of Lauryn Hill's charisma using second-long vocal snippets.
"A lotta people don't realize that was my first placement. Period. I didn't have any records before that... With the combination of that and moving to Atlanta, it allowed people to give me a chance. Even with that being the only card I could pull, that's a really good card to pull."
Needless to say, a Drake record can do big things for your career. Though Ducko and SykSense (together: The Fam) have been producing together for over 10 years. Before "Draft Day," they were sharing an apartment in Nashville while making daily commutes to Atlanta. "My car was not enjoying it."
With their sudden wave of success, The Fam officially made the move to Atlanta, still together in the same apartment. The Fam will always be there, says Ducko, though recently, they each continue to come across major solo opportunities. Syk has maintained a connection to the Boi1-da camp, landing two records on If You're Reading This Its Too Late. Ducko has gravitated toward a different leader in the production world, Atlanta legend Mike Will Made-It.