Dukes of DaVille
- Ricky Balboa - vocalist
- James aka, Jimmy Smalls - vocalist
- aka RicJames - split personality
Cedric Lindsey and James Small unknowingly crossed paths many times as young kids. Both were sons of military families, who often moved to the same country or city without ever meeting. In 6th grade fate finally fell upon them on a baseball field at a military base in Hinesville, GA. In the outfield two kindred spirits realized each other was daydreaming about something that had nothing to do with baseball. From that moment on they became best friends determined to make music together. Now in their early twenties, this Atlanta based duo, RicJames, collectively known as Dukes of Da Ville, have skillfully intertwined hip hop lyricism with the soulful harmonies of R&B. Musically, their infectious hooks make instant fans, while their lyrical delivery gains them the respect of the most skilled writers. Their sound is distinctively fresh, with its southern influenced slang and syncopated lyrical delivery. Crossing age, gender, and cultural barriers, their music has universal appeal, displaying their superior vocal abilities and soulful interpretation.