Maryland rap auteur IDK has released his new single, “Dog Food” featuring longtime collaborator, Denzel Curry. The song is taken from his upcoming project, Simple., produced by Grammy-winning artist Kaytranada. Simple. is out May 6th via Clue/Warner Records.
IDK has always channeled a range of styles with chameleonic ease and his work with Kaytranada, himself a fusionist, gives this tendency ample room to breathe. While the latter laces the track with vibrant percussion, resplendent horns, and ambient tones, IDK swerves in and out with a flexible flow that slows up to interpolate Lil Wayne’s classic “Tha Block Is Hot” for the hook.
“Dog Food” reunites IDK with Curry, who first worked together on the grizzly duet “Uh Huh” in 2018, the same year they toured together with A$AP Ferg. Curry, whose own eclectic taste offers a suitable counterpoint, has since guested on both installments of IDK’s mixtape series IDK & FRIENDS. Collaboration is a key component of the visionary PG County artist’s sound, having linked with Young Thug, Westside Gunn, the late DMX, and T-Pain on 2021’s USEE4YOURSELF.
IDK’s creative growth continues with Simple., which finds new intersections and synergies. From the house beat and jazz flute of recent single “Taco,” to the wide-spanning rap references woven into the kaleidoscopic “Dog Food,” IDK is breaking new ground with every release. Pre-save it HERE.