ACCLAIMED RAPPER, SONGWRITER
UNVEILS OFFICIAL VISUAL TO
OFF RECENTLY RELEASED PROJECT
WITHOUT A SMILE :):
PAYS HOMAGE TO 19TH ANNIVERSARY OF CLASSIC FILM ‘TRAINING DAY’ STARRING DENZEL WASHINGTON, ETHAN HAWKE
(October 5, 2020) – After releasing part one of his long-awaited EP Without a Smile, this past Friday, acclaimed multi-millioned streamed rapper Dougie F unveils the official video to “Training Day.” For the lead single to his new EP, Without A Smile, Dougie pays homage to Denzel Washington’s classic role in ‘Training Day’ on what happens to be the film’s 19th anniversary, giving the streets a new anthem for the fall & beyond to “f**k up the spot” with.
On the new visual Dougie F says exclusively to Flaunt,
“Training Day is one of my favorite movies, Denzel is one of my favorite actors. I really watched the movie while working on the song trying to score certain scenes. Although we shot mid pandemic and had to work with less than we’d like, the video came out exactly how I intended.”
The release of Without a Smile continues to be met with praise as “Training Day” was featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday, XXL, and Complex’s ‘Best New Music This Week.’ Lyrical Lemonade described the six-track offering as “a project that is bound to blow you away.” After the debut of his track “Luka/New President” on Travis Scott and Chase B’s .wav Radio show last week and today’s infectious release of “Training Day,” Dougie F shows no signs of slowing down as he continues to unleash music excellence.
ABOUT DOUGIE F
Not only is Dougie F a leader to his STRAGG Records (Self-Trained, Respected, Assertive, Global Grinder) imprint, he’s been able to maintain his independence through various successful phases of his career. Whether it’s his long-standing affiliation with Cactus Jack, touring with Travis Scott from his Rodeo days, to his own Billboard Top 40 charting single ‘On Purpose’ featuring Mr. Worldwide, Pitbull, to initially breaking out with historically one of the biggest Jersey club records of all-time ‘Back Up On It’ co-signed by Diplo, and his ‘Homegirl’ slow-jam single & tour with KYLE, Dougie is a shining example of the necessary hustle behind remaining culturally relevant while remaining in charge. An especially important conversation in today’s climate.
From the no-net hoops and empty pool scenes at 108 Projects in Orange, NJ a young Dougie grew up listening to Kanye West, Drake and J.Cole to hone his freestyle craft as his escape from the otherwise likely possibilities and harsh realities of a project-life upbringing. In college, Dougie F’s self-determination and hyper-focus led to finessing an opportunity to open for Rick Ross and Jadakiss performing tracks he made in the wee hours of the night with his then roommate/producer, the overwhelming crowd reaction inspired him to drop out of school and launch his music career.