Double Trouble: A Look at the Duo
Keys and OT are Nigerian born brothers who grew up in the northeast section of the Bronx,Gun Hill projects to be exact. The group started when older brother Keys decided he wanted to part ways with his Bronx Child Posse (BCP) crew in 2003. He asked his younger brother OT to join him and they formed the “Duo”. A decision that could be paying off with the brothers making some of the best underground music yet to heard.
The Duo have inimitable rhyming and writing skills that create a unique sound; separating them from other hip hop artist. Keys is the raw and edgy member of the group and OT brings the energy and creativity. “We love hip hop because it represents us; where we come from and who we are” the brothers express. They believe their music is unique because they consider themselves universal artist. They are not afraid to take risks and challenge themselves. When it comes to making music they like to think outside of the box. They may do pop r&b, rock and even soul music just to keep the listeners guessing. Their music goal is at all times to please their listeners and consumers with as much good music as they possibly can and to deliver originality and star quality. As serious as the brothers take their love of making music, they take their business affairs even more serious. Their ultimate goal is to become entrepreneurs and create businesses and opportunities in the community they grew up in.
If you asked me if the Duo has what it takes to be at the top of the hip hop game, I would say yes. If people can listen to Lil B or Soulja Boy, then why not the Duo? That’s only one man’s opinion though, you can see for yourself below:
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