Can you blame the pusher for dealing, when he has no other options and knows in his heart he’s wrong? Would you fault a teacher for failing students, when the system is hindering their ability to teach? In many situations, extraneous circumstances influence your livelihood and throughout D.O.U.G.H.’s (Driven Only Under God’s Hands) latest EP, the budding Nashville MC delivers the many reasons his lifestyle has become D.O.U.G.H. Or Die.
While his title choice might not be the most original, the troubling circumstances dictating this insightful street rapper’s world have left him with no choice but to fight for every dollar he can grab, which is evident throughout biting tracks like the dual-POV single “Live By The Gun” and Ducko McFli-produced “Outchea.”
Actually, listen to any track on this refined seven-song short and you’ll hear nothing but intimate details that don’t just come across as tales from the hood, but well-analyzed critiques of his surroundings and a road-map to successfully grinding though any subsequent pitfalls. With the majority of the genre delivering pretty much the opposite of those tuned in traits, appreciating both D.O.U.G.H.’s struggle and music are that much easier for anyone who likes layers to their rap music.
To see how this Cashville MC keeps things one hundred for yourself, check out D.O.U.G.H. Or Die below and remember that everyone deserves a fair shot – no matter what obstacles they’ve had to face to get one.