Droops Holiday speaks on EastSide Errrly .5 mixtape & new videos including “Lining” & “Who Wit Me”
Scarborough’s own Droops Holiday has been incredibly busy lately. Today marks the release of his fifth Prince Beatz Media-powered music video in 2020, and third since roughly the middle of July.
The latest is for the AkOnTheBeat-produced single “Lining” which features fellow Scarborough artists KinSmuv and Risky G.
Prior to that, Droops released the visual for the posse cut “Who Wit Me” which also featured Risky G along with King Dapz, OTC, Ranko, Tony Ranks (aka Scandalis), and Kurse Dre, who sadly passed away just before the video was released. Kurse and Droopy go way back, and you can find collaborations from the pair on YouTube dating back over a decade (they also feature Risky G).
On July 9, Droops released the video for “They Don’t Want It” which showcases local clothing line 6ixStars Clothing Inc. 6ixStars has a pop up shop you can find at 8 Westmore Drive in Etobicoke.
All of these tracks will appear on Droops’ EastSide Errrly .5 mixtape which should hit major platforms soon. You can already find some of the project’s songs on his Spotify including the Scrwg Scrilla-assisted “Diamonds.
We reached out to Droops with a few questions about his latest movements, and whether there’s any hope for S.L.U.G. fans to see a reunion. You can check out the videos and what he had to say below.
Q&A: Droops Holiday
HipHopCanada: You’ve been really busy as of late with several new videos coming out. Do you have a mixtape/album on the way?
Droops Holiday: Ya, I jus dropped the new mixtape EastSide Errrly .5: The Addiction. Plus, we working on an EP.
HipHopCanada: For those that don’t know, what does “Lining” represent?
DH: “Lining” means hooking up. Like we gonna be lining up soon.
HipHopCanada: Your posse cut “Who Wit Me” has been getting a lot of love. If I’m not mistaken it’s Kurse Dre’s last appearance as an artist. Did he get a chance to hear the final cut of the track or see any visuals before he passed in late July?
DH: Ya, “Who Wit Me” was Kurse’s last video before he died. He was excited for this song. Yes, he seen some of the video before he passed, it jus wasn’t fully edited.
HipHopCanada: Can you speak on the clothing line featured in the “They Don’t Want It” video?
DH: In the video “They Don’t Want It” we were blessed to help out my people’s clothing line @6ixStarsClothing. It’s a Toronto-based company that’s on the rise out here.
HipHopCanada: You’ve done a lot of work with Risky G lately, also featuring on his video for “FACTS.” Do you guys have anymore collaborations in the works?
DH: Me and Risky G are family. We got many more songs coming out soon, we stay working.
HipHopCanada: Any chance we’ll see a S.L.U.G. reunion project?
DH: We got a few plans for a S.L.U.G reunion CD for sure. Couple songs that are in progress right now. We working with our team Own Layne Entertainment.
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