/  03.20.2020

For his latest, Orlando’s Woop connects with his real-life cousin 9LOKKNINE for his single “Freak On,” which takes from Missy Elliott’s 2001 classic “Get Ur Freak On.” The accompanying visual is directed by Ghost and sees the two collaborators performing around masked dancers and flashing colors, adding to the energy of the track. Even with a broken foot, 9LOKKNINE kept the vibe going from a scooter without missing a beat.

On the track, Woop keeps with his usual hard-hitting, for-the-streets subject matter:

“I was hittin’ that pot and gettin’ that freak on/

B***h I’m Woop you can’t compare me to no peon/

I’m on that road, I got that strap, I ain’t no free lunch/”

He also spoke briefly on the trippy video via press release:

Doing the video was different. We actually had dancers and it definitely was turnt.

Woop — real name Charles Ford — made a name for himself in music with the release of his past mixtape releases Woop Nation and Woop Lingo and has since worked with the likes of Peewee Longway, Caskey and more. His most recent project, Woop Lingo 2, was released last Summer. Other recent videos from Woop include the Rackz God-assisted “Headshot,” the Loose Kannon Takeoff-assisted “Killin Em,” and the Peewee Longway-assisted “Robbery.”

Woop’s career was temporarily halted back in 2016, when he landed in prison thanks to a 2010 charge of “shooting [or] throwing a missile at a building or vehicle.” He ended up doing two years, becoming free in 2018. Prior to that, he was arrested after another man was severely beaten and robbed in an apartment complex. He spoke on his time in prison to XXL:

“Jail was the first time I really started to write… I can tell more of a story now, can tell people what I’m going through. Put people in my shoes who have been here before, and who haven’t been here before—I can give them my life story.”

Press play on “Freak On” below, which is available on all major streaming platforms.


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