New York City rapper Your Old Droog has shared "Dropout Boogie," a new song recorded with MF DOOM prior to the rapper's sudden death in December 2020. The song can be heard below, and is available for pre-order as a limited edition vinyl via Nature Sounds.
Read Droog's statement on DOOM and the meaning behind the song below via Pitchfork.
This man’s work renewed my interest in hip-hop and rhyming at a time when I got tired of hearing what was on the radio or what was considered popular rap, I deadass started listening to classical music, and then I heard DOOM.
For him to end up appreciating what I do 10 years later shows the power of never giving up on your passion, staying the course, believing in yourself and having vision.
Aside from him being featured on the track, the song already had a lot of personal meaning for me. School is not for everybody. You know, it has its extracurricular pluses but overall, it wasn’t for me. For some people, it’s good but not for me. I don’t work well fitting into boxes. I dropped out of high school, and community college, twice! This is certainly an anthem of sorts.
The GED was nice though, that gave me confidence. Stay confident and follow your own path. Not the one laid out to you by your parents or teachers. Peace.
Last week, Droog shared "So High," his first solo single of 2021. This year he's teamed up with Tha God Fahim for two full-length projects Tha Wolf On Wall Street and Tha YOD Fahim. In the last month, we've also heard the previously unreleased MF DOOM remix of "Tonight Might Have To Last Me My Whole Life" by The Avalanches and So What?, a collaborative DOOM project with Czarface.
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