MC J-Dubble & DJ/producer Rik Ducci are New Orleans duo The Essence, presenting their new single “Soul Man“. J-Dubble & Ducci joined forces after recording their instant classic, “Ducci Don’t Trip” from Rik Ducci’s ‘Pride 4 Lunch Sleep 4 Dinner‘ EP series, and went on to record their self-titled 2015 album.
J-Dubble has shared stages Rakim, KRS-One, The Hieroglyphics, & Ras Kass, and Rik Ducci has been a tour DJ for Busta Rhymes, Camp Lo, & The Beatnuts. Together they’ve opened for Large Professor, Illa J, Elzhi, & KRS-One.
Ducci says “Soul Man” was:
“J-Dubble’s idea. We sat one day before a show talking about the killings of innocent unarmed black men by police and the lifestyle inequality that still exists, from filling out a job application to even booking an AirBnB. J spoke from the heart and we ended up with ‘Soul Man’.”
The Essence are working on their second LP, ‘Cold Plates‘ – COMING SOON!!!