National Champion: Live from Iraq 2
Springfield, "Bangfield", Massachusetts...home to the Basketball Hall of Fame and often referred to as the resident city of "The Simpson's"...served as the stage for the dawn of Duke Gutta. Born Michael A. Williams to William Gaynor and Dona Williams on July 12th of 1985 and raised with a noteworthy entertainment influence due to his father's previous and continuing proficiency in music, a priceless gift was passed on with flawless resemblance. Amid sports, music, hustling, family, and the military, a number of different personalities were created in the first 21 years of his existence. There was no silver spoon for Mike. But countless hours of hustling, pointless beefs, one stab wound, a few gunshot injuries, and two Operation Iraqi Freedom tours later...Michael Williams, better known as Duke Gutta "Tha Hustla"...continues to carry on the musically inclined bequest instilled by his father with the capacity to surpass those already established in the rap game and the perseverance to step over, on, through, and around the obstacles that appear during that journey. So stay tuned if you're looking for the ideal mixture of street swag and life-learned knowledge. These days everyone raps. But the difference between Duke Gutta and the rest of these "make-believe" thug rappers is Duke is a true lyricist...an emcee of old...not just another playtime or 'mainstream' rapper. Possessing the true essence of the game with a God given gift and constantly lacing tracks with his surly and well delivered lyrics, often referred to as 'piff', Duke Gutta is sure to make an impact in the world-wide rap industry in the very near future. '...as long as I spit that cocaine on the rap scene / I plan to turn the whole United States into a crack phein...' ---- Duke Gutta, 2006.