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Capitol Records artists visit camp

Dukes of Da'Ville originally from Hinesville

POSTED: June 29, 2009 12:11 p.m.
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Ricky Balboa, a member of the Capitol Records artist the Dukes of Da'Ville, visited children at St. James summer camp June 18. The band, now based in Atlanta, is from Hinesville.

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Capitol Records recording artist the Dukes of Da’Ville recently surprised and delighted children at the St. James summer camp when they dropped in for an unexpected visit.
The duo, Ricky Balboa and Jimi Small, were raised in Hinesville and are alumni of Liberty County High School.
Understanding the importance of community involvement and remebering their roots, the musicians took time out of their hectic schedules to visit the campers June 18.
Balboa spoke to the kids about the importance of following their dreams and never giving up. The two then performed some songs and judged a talent contest.
“We always take time out for the kids. They are our future,” Balboa said. “We will never get too big and forget about our community and family. Hinesville is our family and we will always come back.”
The duo, now based in Atllanta, has achieved recent success.
Their song “Cry Baby” was played on an episode of ABC’s Private Practice. Their single “Steady” was played during a national Tide campaign for the company’s new Swash product. It was also featured in the Columbia Pictures’ feature film “Perfect Stranger”  starring Halle Berry and Bruce Willis.
The Dukes of DaVille’s music was also played in 20th Century Fox movie “What Happens in Vegas,” starring Ashton Kutcher and Cameron Diaz. Their single “Supaflycredible” will hit airwaves soon.
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