Your Old Droog has dropped a brand-new song, ‘Dropout Boogie’, featuring the late, great MF DOOM.
The sample-heavy song sees the two European born – but New York made – artists collide on a track that celebrates the triumphs of enjoying an alternative education. Before DOOM’s death, the two men worked on many tracks together, and ‘Dropout Boogie’ is the first to see the light of day.
Droog accompanied the release with a personal note about the impact of DOOM on him as an artist and person. It reads: “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.“
Adding: “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.”
Listen to the track, below.