Atlanta-based rapper Drako exploded onto the scene in 2018 with his rookie mixtape Fully Loaded. Joined by a collection of some of rap’s biggest names, including Lil Baby, Moneybagg Yo and Yung Bans, the 16-track project not only showcased Drako’s ability to attract preeminent artists but also made his case as the South’s next-in-line. Now, Drako is ready to continue that momentum with his debut 2020 single “On My Own.”
Growing up, Drako was consistently presented with a host of obstacles, which coalesced into a harrowing adolescence. With “On My Own,” the street artist explores how these childhood trials and tribulations were didactic, as they equipped him with the tools necessary persevere and build his music career.
Retrofitting these teachings to navigate the music industry has positioned Drako auspiciously. Perhaps the greatest lesson Drako’s learned is that sometimes, it’s better to work by himself and to move in silence. As Drako passionately sings on the hook, he can do better on his own.
“On My Own” is a speaker-rattling offering that uses childhood flashbacks to structure his current perspective on life. Producer Ouhboy enlisted a dynamic trap instrumental to provide the sonic footing for Drako to discuss how he earned his stripes and how — throughout it all — the one absolute that has remained is his ability to count on himself.
Drako is back, and he’s ready for his official 2020 introduction. Stay tuned for the GT Films-directed video, which is expected to arrive soon. Until then, check out the stream below, cop the single here and find more information on Drako here.