In the wake of his mammoth release, It Is What It Is this past Spring, Thundercat returns with a brand new remix of fan favorite “Dragonball Durag” featuring his friends Smino and Guapdad 4000.
Rapper and singer Smino hails from St Louis and co-founded the collective Zero Fatigue with Bari, Monte Booker, Jay2, and Ravyn Lenae. He is also one third of the group Ghetto Sage, with Saba and Noname. Guapdad 4000 (aka Shia LaBustDown, aka the Ferragamo Falcon, aka the Valentino Viper, aka the Gucci Goat, aka the Armani Army Admiral, aka Prada Pootie Tang) is an LA-based rapper, singer, creative, and self-confessed anime addict, a kindred spirit to Thundercat. Both artists are in the hip-hop supergroup Zoink Gang alongside JID and Buddy.
“Dragonball Durag” served as the second single from the album with a video including cameos from HAIM, Kali Uchis, and comedian Quinta Brunson.
Watch “Dragonball Durag” HERE
The remix comes during a monumental year for Thundercat. It Is What It Is already landed on number of “Albums of the Year So Far” lists including Billboard, Rolling Stone, Complex, Bandcamp Daily, NPR, Paste (#15) and Stereogum(#15). His visage has graced the covers of The Wire, Brick, and London In Stereo. Featuring musical contributions from Flying Lotus, Childish Gambino, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil B, Kamasi Washington, Steve Lacy, Steve Arrington, BADBADNOTGOOD, Louis Cole, and Zack Fox, It Is What It Is serves as the follow-up to Thundercat’s game-changing third album Drunk (2017) – the record that completed his transition from virtuoso bassist to bonafide star and cemented his reputation as a unique voice that transcends genre.
Purchase It Is What It Is HERE
Thundercat is the bassist / singer Stephen Bruner, the mercurial talent and GRAMMY award-winner, highly respected and much in-demand with his peers who has previously worked with the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, N.E.R.D., Erykah Badu, Herbie Hancock, Childish Gambino, Mac Miller, Anderson .Paak, Janelle Monáe, BADBADNOTGOOD, Moses Sumney, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Wiz Khalifa, Robert Glasper, KamasiWashington, Travis Scott, Little Simz, Louis Cole, and Shabazz Palaces in addition to his longtime writing partner Flying Lotus.