Pros: Versatility, broad appeal.
Cons: Raps about labels sleeping on him a little too often.
Essential Listening: Easy Money 2
Dukes is one of the few rappers in the city (other than CyHi Da Prynce) that really prides himself on being “lyrical,” or doing “rhyme javelin,” as Andre 3000 once said. He’s also one of the few that is able to make a club song, an ode to blue collar living, and a straight up “MC murder” track and sound like the same guy on all of them. Case in point, he snaps on Blackowned C-Bone’s “Transformer,” fully holding his own next to Future.