Los Angeles rapper DUCKWRTH first caught my eye earlier this year with his soulful, innocently entertaining video for “Bernal Heights”. Considerably different from that same appeal and definitely on a different part of the spectrum, the rising talent’s latest project, An XTRA UUGLY Mixtape, looks to burgeoning energy and a rebellious mindset to fuel its 13-track stay. Yet, even with this difference from what I first heard from him, DUCKWRTH’s growth has been incredible to watch. He clearly has unique versatility and an ear for music of any energy or mood – just a few of the many reasons why I believe he’s here to stay. With guest features from ChannelTres, Troi Irons and Louis Futon, it’s a cohesive piece of punk sounds all the way to funk sounds, hitting every vibe with pinpoint precision and a familiar feeling that struck a chord in me after just one listen. Don’t sleep on DUCKWRTH and click play below to get hip to what’s next.