Ugly Duckling

Ugly Duckling

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Rap group formed in 1993 in Long Beach, CA, consisting of the two MCs Andy Cooper (2) and Dizzy Dustin (Dustin McFarland) and the DJ Young Einstein (Rodney Pleasant).
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Ugly Duckling Discography

Albums

none Ugly Duckling Down The Road(Cass, Smplr, Promo) Not On Label none US 1995 Sell This Version
INT9P-6540, INT9P 6540 Ugly Duckling Ugly Duckling(Cass, Promo) 1500 Records, 1500 Records INT9P-6540, INT9P 6540 US 1999 Sell This Version
481001-1 Ugly Duckling Journey To Anywhere (Album) 1500 Records 481001-1 US 2000 Sell This Version
UDPR001MC Ugly Duckling Journey To Anywhere (Snippet Tape) 1500 Records UDPR001MC UK 2000 Sell This Version
HJCR-27 Ugly Duckling Taste The Secret (Album, EP) Emperor Norton HJCR-27 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
HD-022 Ugly Duckling Feat. Ray BarbeeCrankcase Ugly Duckling Feat. Ray BarbeeCrankcase - Live Shake(DVD-V, NTSC + CD) Handcuts Records, BAAS Recordings, Media Factory HD-022 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
HJCR-61 Ugly Duckling Bang For The Buck (Album) Handcuts Records HJCR-61 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
CD-UD001 Ugly Duckling Audacity (Album) Fat Beats CD-UD001 US 2008 Sell This Version
none Ugly Duckling Moving At Breakneck Speed (Album) Special Records none US 2011 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

sr-1044 Ugly Duckling Fresh Mode(12") Special Records sr-1044 US 1998 Sell This Version
7243 8 47881 2 4 Ugly Duckling Fresh Mode (EP) 1500 Records, 1500 Records 7243 8 47881 2 4 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
MAGICT2 Ugly Duckling Now Who's Laughin' (Single) Bad Magic MAGICT2 UK 1999 Sell This Version
none Ugly Duckling Everybody C'mon (Maxi, Single) Bad Magic none 1999 Sell This Version
LG030-12, JG030-12 Styles Of Beyond / Ugly Duckling Styles Of Beyond / Ugly Duckling - Ambiguous Figures / Journey To Anywhere(12") Loosegroove Records, No Mayo Records LG030-12, JG030-12 US 1999 Sell This Version
none Ugly Duckling Fresh Mode (Show Vinyl Instrumental)(12", W/Lbl) Not On Label none US 1999 Sell This Version
481003-1 Ugly Duckling I Did It Like This / Friday Night Bad Magic 481003-1 US 2000 Sell This Version
XLR 135, XLR135 Ugly Duckling A Little Samba (Maxi, Single) XL Recordings, XL Recordings XLR 135, XLR135 UK 2001 Sell This Version
XLT 129 Ugly Duckling Eye On The Gold Chain (Maxi, Single) XL Recordings XLT 129 UK 2001 Sell This Version
EMN 48 Ugly Duckling Rio De Janeiro / Something's Going Down Tonight Emperor Norton EMN 48 US 2003 Sell This Version
ANTPX 1006 Ugly Duckling Turn It Up (Single) Antidote ANTPX 1006 UK 2003 Sell This Version
BAD013, BAD 013, BAD-013 Ugly Duckling Pass It On / Energy Drink(12") Handcuts Records, BAAS Recordings, Subcontact, Handcuts Records, BAAS Recordings, Subcontact, Handcuts Records, BAAS Recordings, Subcontact BAD013, BAD 013, BAD-013 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
BAD012, BAD 012, BAD-012 Ugly Duckling Dumb It Down / Daisy(12") Handcuts Records, BAAS Recordings, Handcuts Records, BAAS Recordings, Handcuts Records, BAAS Recordings BAD012, BAD 012, BAD-012 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
PEN124016 Ugly Duckling Get Ready / Something's Going Down Tonight (Single) Penalty Recordings PEN124016 UK 2004 Sell This Version
BAD-019 Ugly Duckling Celebrity(7", Ltd) Handcuts Records BAD-019 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
ACM0018 Ugly Duckling Yudee! / Shoot Your Shot (Maxi) Handcuts Records ACM0018 UK 2005 Sell This Version

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kamikaze_deadboy

kamikaze_deadboy

November 2, 2011
one of my favourite finds of 2011. amazing samples, good beats, humorous lyrics and there isn't a bad song nor album by them. as the reviewer quoted below, the main spearhead is the excellent Young Einstein, who has extremley amazing ear for unearthing odd records from the 60s, some with a lot of Brazilian//Bossa nova feel to them. but also neither Andy C and Dizzy Dustin are bad lyricists either (the song "Andy Vs. Dizzy" highlights this!) For beginners i reccomend Grabbing Taste The Secret and the japanese only "greatest hits" compliation, which features a great remix off "let it out" with Scha Dara Parr. 5/5.
vaughn99

vaughn99

September 12, 2007
Favorite rap group of all time. Amazing beats and the lyricists are extremely original. Very upbeat and positive, just the stuff you need if you dont want to hear any of that hard stuff. DJ einstein is one producer to look up to, i compare him to dj premier and pete rock of dopeness. I think everysong Ugly Duckling has made is dope. i wish they made more cd's i cant get enough

check out Andy Kooper and Crankcase

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