Jared Lee (born May 13, 1988), better known by his stage name DUCKWRTH, is an American rapper and singer-songwriter from South Central, California. His childhood was sheltered, and he spent much of his time inside, watching cartoons and drawing. He channeled some of his artistic spirit enrolled in art school in San Francisco, but he ultimately dropped out and made his way back to Los Angeles.
In the mid-2010s, he began releasing his own songs online under the DUCKWRTH moniker and expanded his audience when he did some work with producer Kickdrums. Following their collaborative 2013 single “Supersoaker,” and the album Nowhere that followed the next year, DUCKWRTH released his first entirely solo collection, 2016’s I’M UUGLY.
With I’M UUGLY establishing DUCKWRTH’s unique style and free-spirited creativity, he kept the momentum going with the release of 2017’s An XTRA UUGLY Mixtape.
DUCKWRTH reached a new level of commercial success with his song “Start A Riot” off the critically-acclaimed Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse soundtrack, released in December of 2018.
He would follow up his contribution with an EP titled THE FALLING MAN on May 17th, 2019. The project showcases DUCKWRTH’s many different sounds and styles.