Video: Woop – “Drugs” ft. YG Ivy (Prod. by The Colleagues)
Premiered by Noisey With An Interview, the West Orlando Rapper Introduces a Side of the City That “the People In Disney World Don’t Want You To See”
Following last year’s release of Woop Lingo, West Orlando’s Woop dropped a visual for his loose single, “Drugs,” which features fellow Orlando rapper YG Ivy and production by The Colleagues. The track was debuted with an interview via Noisey, who said that Woop’s music “serves to illuminate his impoverished neighborhood’s ills by slipping in those pains within colorful melodies,” adding, “what’s notable about ‘Drugs’ is its matter-of-factness.” After being featured on The FADER when Woop Lingo released last summer, the mixtape was also highlighted as Stereogum‘s Mixtape of the Week and later in Pitchfork‘s list of the year’s overlooked on mixtapes.
Woop’s music is heavily influenced by his upbringing in West Orlando, a place he described to Noisey as “what the people in Disney World don’t want you to see.” “My neighborhood, well our part of the neighborhood, it’s like its own world,” Woop explains. “It’s 700 block, Malibu & Ivey Lane. We got our own ways.” Woop started gaining momentum as his single, “Pussy Nigga,” traveled to the car stereos and club sound systems. Woop subsequently got connected with Lift Off Management and CSR Promotions while industry co-signs and cameos came rolling in. Woop’s constantly growing list of collaborators include the likes of Migos, Yo Gotti, Kevin Gates, Plies, Bobby Shmurda, Ca$h Out, Young Scooter, PeeWee Longway and more. “Everything is motivation. I been through a lot. All that is motivation. Every day I walk the street is motivation.”
Watch “Drugs”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5fJ8bqnfl8
Check out the Noisey premiere: http://noisey.vice.com/blog/woop-orlando-rapper-drugs-yg-ivy-video-premiere-interview
It’s been said before that “it takes a village to raise a child” and to say that Chuck “Woop” Ford’s West Orlando neighborhood has influenced both his music and outlook in life would be a tremendous understatement. “My neighborhood, well our part of the neighborhood, it’s like its own world,” Woop explains. His breakthrough hit “Pussy Nigga” paved the way for 100+ paid shows throughout the entire Bible belt, and popular follow-up’s “Go Away,” “HMC,” “Solo Dolo,” and “Fuck Nigga Fee” have kept his music bubbling ever since. Industry co-signs and cameos have come rolling in as Woop’s constantly growing list of collaborators already includes the likes of Migos, Yo Gotti, Kevin Gates, Plies, Bobby Shmurda, Ca$h Out, Young Scooter, PeeWee Longway and more.
As “Pussy Nigga” traveled from the car stereos to club sound systems, popular rapper PI Bang reached out to Woop and would connect him with Lift Off Management and CSR Promotions. Studio sessions with proven hitmakers such as Zaytoven (Gucci Mane, Usher), Luney Tunez-N-Yo Area (Rihanna, Future) and KE On The Track (Rick Ross, Chief Keef) followed and Woop’s audio output has taken on a life of its own. Woop will continue to hone his homegrown talent and culture for the world to see. Woop’s takeover-mindset is bigger than just himself. “I wanna show people what Orlando is really like, not their idea. This keeps me outta trouble. I want to own a label to, get my people out of the streets.”
“Solo Dolo Lonely” (Prod. by Luney Tunez): https://soundcloud.com/liftoffmanagement/woop-solo-dolo-lonely-prod-by-luney-tunez
“Pussy Nigga” ft. Plies & Graddic: https://soundcloud.com/liftoffmanagement/woop-feat-plies-graddic-pussy
Bio, photos, and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/woop