Queens Rapper SHIRT Shines Over DJ Rude One's '1,000 Dutches': Premiere

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DJ Rude, "ONEderful"

They want respect in the game like they’re Bun B. The newest joint from Chicago producer DJ Rude One featuring Queens rapper SHIRT, “1,000 Dutches,” which Billboard premieres below, is raw emotion spit over a laid-back, percussion-led instrumental.

The energy of the track makes it sound like SHIRT is sitting right across the table, delivering his message in the form of a casual-yet-earnest conversation. He lays it all out on the mic with bars like, “As far as dreams go, I’m livin’ out my wildest / Bitches’ll tell you it’s too easy and too hard to love me / I never did nothin’ just for the money / Whatchu want from me?”

The track is fresh off of DJ Rude One’s upcoming LP ONEderful, a project for which the veteran DJ enlisted a few of his favorite MCs, also including Your Old Droog, Westside Gunn, Conway the Machine, J-Zone and more. The album is set for release on Oct. 28 via Closed Sessions.

When it came to choosing a rapper who could do the beat justice, Rude One tells Billboard, "After hearing his Rap project and playing several of his records at parties I DJ’d, [SHIRT] immediately came to mind when I made the short list of MCs I wanted to work with on ONEderful. I love ‘1,000 Dutches.’ It's probably my favorite beat on the album and it was the only one I sent to SHIRT."

Listen to “1,000 Dutches” above and keep an eye out for ONEderful on the way.