Raz Simone Is “Missing Joogs” on His New Song
XXL is proud to premiere Raz Simone's brand new track "Missing Joogs," which you can catch above.
Over strings reminiscent of "Bittersweet Symphony," Raz tells a girl the great lengths he's gone to just to hang out with her. "Missing Joogs" also has a Kid Cudi vibe to it as Raz sings on the chorus.
Musically, there's a lot going on here as Simone enlisted Jake Crocker for co-production, Owour Arunga on trumpet, John Sinclair on violin and Brian "Warmgun" Chinn on guitar. Once all the different pieces are put in motion, Raz does his thing lyrically for an excellent song that is here just in time for the warm weather. Play this once and tell us if it doesn't get stuck in your head.
You may recall Raz Simone being the very first artist that Lyor Cohen's 300 label laid claim to when they started. Cohen went on to sign Young Thug, Fetty Wap, Post Malone and other bigger signees to the label, but Raz is still riding it out.
Back in 2014, XXL caught up with the Seattle, WA native and asked him what his goal in hip-hop is. "Start a revolution," he responded. "Dismantle archaic social constructs/companies and make the greatest music I possibly can that connects with people’s souls; opposed to competing with other artists in the genre."
In January, Raz dropped his Trap Spirituals EP, an eight-track effort that shows off the artist's versatility as he bounces back and forth between singing. The project also deals with the darker side of life as Raz professes his love for a criminal lifestyle on "Gangstuh Shit," a joint that is a complete 180-degree turn from "Missing Joogs."
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