Ken Duro Ifill

Ken "Duro" Ifill is the American CEO of Desert Storm Records and a six-time Grammy Award-winning mixing engineer.


Early careerEdit

In the mid-1990s, Duro served as an intern engineer for Q-Tip during the recording of Mobb Deep's The Infamous album.[1]

Desert Storm RecordsEdit

In 1997, Duro, DJ Clue, and Skane Dolla (DJ Clue's manager) developed Desert Storm Records. The label's first major artist is rapper, Fabolous. In September 2001, Fabolous released his debut album Ghetto Fabolous, charting at No. 4 on the Billboard 200. The label was previously distributed through Interscope, Elektra, Atlantic and Sony. The label is currently distributed through Def Jam.

Republic RecordsEdit

Recently, it was announced that Duro was appointed Senior VP of A&R at Republic Records.




  1. ^ Q-Tip Red Bull Music Academy. Accessed on December 12, 2019.

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