The Durtee Unit(DU) are a duo comprised of hip-hop artists Iceman(Ice) and Pronoun(Pro), which the label initially signed and decided to use as the foundation of Durtee Soldier Productions. Originally from Pasadena, California, the Durtee Unit has successfully created a loyal fan base and caters to a thriving hip-hop culture wherever and whenever possible. Since their inception ten years ago, the Durtee Unit has been electrifying crowds throughout Southern California both as an opening act and also by ripping open-mic nights and battles at local hip-hop spots.
The Durtee Unit are not your average rappers, but very talented and elite hip-hop M.C.s, making them even more special and unique. This means they can do much more than recite written lines, like certain rappers in the industry do. Actually, for years Ice and Pro have led the underground Los Angeles hip-hop scene, successfully winning countless freestyling competitions and battles. They recently have taken a step back from the underground scene to make more marketable music to suite the general public's demand. In addition to their originality, is the fact that they can adapt to and do all sorts of different styles of rap and music. From pop to gangsta to playa to r&b to dance culture. Their music represents their life long experiences and struggles as well as their family values.
Riding point for the group is Iceman; his raw style and powerful stage presence are beyond brilliant. He deftly captures the listeners' attention and transports them to worlds of hip-hop groove with his hype style. Iceman was inspired by such legends as Rakim, Poor Righteous Teachers and The D.O.C.
Pronoun is the clean up man. No one can escape his smooth confidence and relaxed flow. He is the perfect compliment to Iceman's raw edge. Pronoun's unorthodox metaphors are precise and to jaw-dropping perfection. Typically writing as a team, Iceman and Pronoun use their razor-like skills to breathe new life into the ailing patients of hip-hop. With these two "flow-doctors" in the house, all operations are successful!