BlackDroog Goes To Art School

Nowhere, USA - A normal visit to an art museum turned into a nightmare when BlackDroog fell asleep observing a modern art piece. When he woke up, the museum had closed and he was trapped. After hours trying to escape, BlackDroog abandoned this endeavor and chose to study some legendary American artists and art styles found in the museum. The result of this involuntary art education lead to 5 new art pieces featuring BlackDroog in the style of some of the greats. 

 

 

 Pop Art

Pop Art

 Abstract Expressionism 

Abstract Expressionism 

 Andy Worhal

Andy Worhal

 Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock

 Basquiat

Basquiat

BlackDroog is Planning something Big.

Recently, BlackDroog has posted on social media about something he has in the works. We do not know exactly what it is but the evidence is pointing to a major revelation coming soon.

 Black Droog & Associates meet with his Attorney.

Black Droog & Associates meet with his Attorney.

The first cryptic post was a photo of BlackDroog and two of his associates meeting with his Attorney. His message spoke of a "new venture" but there was no other information. A later post was a photo of BlackDroog discussing something with a local Tailor. Again he didn't leave us with much information saying only, "Making Progress. Announcement coming soon" followed by an emoji of a shirt and bag of money. 

 BlackDroog meeting with his Tailor.

BlackDroog meeting with his Tailor.

A few weeks ago BlackDroog also posted an image described as his "New Logo". These posts imply that he may be reviving his Clothing Line previously launched and abandoned in 2011. The new line appears to be named "BLKDRG" based on the image below:

 BlackDroog's 2018 Logo

BlackDroog's 2018 Logo

 The Original BlackDroog Tee. Launched in 2011

The Original BlackDroog Tee. Launched in 2011

As usual, BlackDroog declined to comment but the mountain of evidence points to a re-launch of the clothing line. For now we will anxiously await his Announcement and start saving our money now. Because, if history tells us anything, it is that any BlackDroog release will be highly coveted and extremely limited so we will have to be ready.

-Dan Suffer, BDNN

BlackDroog and Kelly Tronic Spotted

There has been some buzz around Nowhere, USA that the enigmatic artis BlackDroog and the award winning Reporter, Kelly Tronic may be secretly dating. 

 Kelly Tronic and BlackDroog in a local bar on Valentine's day.

Kelly Tronic and BlackDroog in a local bar on Valentine's day.

The speculation comes after the pair has been spotted in public on multiple occasions. BlackDroog and Kelly Tronic first met back when BlackDroog was promoting his album, The Pineal Suite. After several failed attempts to grant an interview, BlackDroog finally allowed...you guessed it, Kelly Tronic and her crew to come to his home and record an interview. Shortly afterwards the two were seen at a local bar apparently celebrating Valentines Day together...alone.

 

 Kelly Tronic interviews BlackDroog at his home in February.

Kelly Tronic interviews BlackDroog at his home in February.

Most recently the dynamic duo was seen once again in public seeming to enjoy themselves. This time it was at an exclusive resort during the photoshoot for BlackDroog's album, Poolside. Images below:

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Despite the photo evidence neither party has confirmed if they are actually an item or not. In fact, Kelly Tronic, who still works at BDNN and sits right across from me and is glaring at me as i type this, actually threatened then bribed me not to publish this article. Needless say...her efforts were fruitless. The good people of Nowhere USA deserve the truth. This would indeed be the quintessential Power Couple of Nowhere and we would love to celebrate their love. BlackDroog also denied comment. For now, we will hold on to the dream until more information presents itself.

-Dan Suffer, BDNN

Introducing...The BlackDroog Band

BlackDroog releases experimental, rock-themed instrumental album featuring his band, The BlackDroog Band. 

 From Left to Right: Omar (Percussion & Security), Dahlia (Keyboards & Synth), Mister M. (Guitar), BlackDroog (BlackDroog), Yancy (Drums), Stretch (Bass Guitar)

From Left to Right: Omar (Percussion & Security), Dahlia (Keyboards & Synth), Mister M. (Guitar), BlackDroog (BlackDroog), Yancy (Drums), Stretch (Bass Guitar)

Those of you who have been following BlackDroog over the past decade know that he is not one to conform to convention. His catalogue of instrumentals cover the gamut of musical experimentation from traditional soul samples, to cinematic soundscapes, to boom-bap hip hop, sci-fi inspired compositions and other stuff that is just...weird (all due respect). Although his music spans the universe, there is a common sound and level of creativity that is unique to say the least.  In his latest offering, BlackDroog teamed up with group of individuals appropriately named, The BlackDroog Band, to bring an experimental rock-themed 10-track album full of heavy riffs, haunting special effects, distorted guitar sounds and, of course, the hard drums that BlackDroog fans have grown accustomed to. 

 

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BlackDroog Travels Back in Time to Trace His Musical Roots

Nowhere, USA - BlackDroog, The Space Traveling, Beat Making Artist can now add "Time Traveler" to his long list of experiences. As reported in a recent interview with Kelly Tronic, BlackDroog met with a hypnotist to undergo a procedure know as a past life regression therapy in order to discover his roots. Through the past life regression, BlackDroog was able to  mentally connect with all of his previous incarnations to get in touch with his musical history and find a greater appreciation for the art form in general.  When asked to reflect on his journey, BlackDroog simply stated; "It Was Dope."

 BlackDroog meeting with Hypnotist

BlackDroog meeting with Hypnotist

BlackDroog's astral journey took him from the New York Hip Hop scene of the 80s to the juke joints of the south and to an ancient African village, among others. BDNN Photographer, Dan Suffer some how managed to capture some of the moments of BlackDroog's journey, although we are unsure how he was physically able to do so. Regardless...we have some of the highlights here. Enjoy! - Staff Writer, BDNN

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BlackDroog One on One (Exclusive Interview)

Reporter, Kelly Tronic recently sat down with the elusive Artist and Visionary, BlackDroog to discuss life, astral projection, the moon, 90's hip hop and his new EP, The Pineal Suite. The eccentric BlackDroog has been notoriously unavailable to media outlets over the past decade but after several failed attempts and dozens of unanswered emails, he finally agreed to this exclusive interview under the following conditions: No Video, No Cell Phones, No Food. The Crew also had to be blindfolded as we traveled to and from his home for what he described as "security concerns". Despite the strict rules and mystery surrounding this interview, BlackDroog was a gracious host and really opened up in a way that has never been seen to the public. 

 Kelly Tronic and BlackDroog at an undisclosed location. 

Kelly Tronic and BlackDroog at an undisclosed location. 

KT: Well, well, well...The elusive BlackDroog. Thank you for finally agreeing to meet with us. You aren't really a big fan of the media are you?

BD: [No Response]

KT: This is quite a unique house. Is this your home?

BD: I spend some time here every now and then. It's a good place for thinking. It's possible it's haunted but I haven't had any problems yet.

KT: So...Tell us a little about you. Where are you from?

BD: Nowhere.

KT: Excuse me? You have to be from somewhere...right?

BD: That's the name of the town. Nowhere, USA.

KT: Oh...pardon me. I'm not familiar with that area. You are somewhat of an eccentric musician. And, to be clear, I use the term "eccentric" in the most flattering way possible. Your music doesn't sound like anything else we’ve ever heard. What musicians inspire and influenced your unique sound?

BD: The RZA, Alchemist, DJ Muggs, Portishead, John Coltrane, Amon Tobin, Mobb Deep, The Apocalypse Now Soundtrack and Marvin Gaye. Also a lot of Science Fiction movie scores, electronics, the stars...and early 90s hip hop in general.  

KT: That is an impressive list. Do you care to elaborate on any of that?

BD: No.

[Editor's NOTE: At this point in the interview, there was a brief moment of uncomfortable silence while Kelly and BlackDroog both stared at each other waiting for the other to talk.]

KT: You recently released a video depicting a situation on the moon. Can you explain exactly what happened there?

BD: [Visually uncomfortable] I am unable to disclose all of the details of what may or may not have occurred on the Moon but let me just say...I will be back and things will be a lot different the next time. 

KT: I see. That experience on the Moon is what inspired your new Album, The Pineal Suite?

BD: Yeah. Partly. That whole experience changed the way I saw the world...in a good way. It felt like my third eye opened, you know? Everything was clearer and brighter. I was able to see and hear things that I couldn’t before. It was wild. So I wanted to represent my experience musically. To capture that feeling and translate it into an audio form.  That is basically what the album represents.

KT: That is fascinating. And is it true that the core music on the album came to you in a dream and that you then sampled the dream music to create each song on the album?

BD: Yes.  

KT: What does BlackDroog like to do for Fun?

BD: I recently met with a hypnotist to do a past life regression and to learn more about astral projection. It's a good way for me to experience time travel and connect with my roots and former incarnations without actually having to physically travel through a worm hole or anything. Wormholes are not ideal because you will likely die and/or be stuck. I wouldn't recommend that. Astral projection is much safer as long as you know how to get back into your body afterwards. 

[Editor's Note: Another brief moment of uncomfortable silence as BlackDroog awaits the next question and Kelly takes all of this in. There was a brief staring contest between the two until one of BlackDroog's associates, a large man with red dreadlocks and a tailored grey suit, entered the room and pointed to his watch signaling to Kelly that it was time to warp it up]

KT: Well we seem to be running out of time but I would love to follow up on that. All of it sounds intriguing.

BD: Cool. I will give you the hypnotist's number. She was great...you will love it.

KT: Thanks. I can't wait [sarcastically]. But before we go, tell us what we can expect from BlackDroog in the near future?

BD: Well of course, I have The Pineal Suite dropping later this month. February 16th.  Also my album Mr. Droog is available now. Then I have my Portrait exhibit at the Museum. That was really cool. All the homies showed up and participated. It is a dope exhibit. You should check it out. What else...Ummm. Oh...I recently started a Band. The BlackDroog Band. Yeah...That was cool...We have an album coming out soon. And I have some other projects lined up. I'm always working on something, you know? 

KT: Thank you so much for having us. It was a pleasure to chat with you. We look forward to your new EP and all of the great projects you have coming up. 

BD: Cool. Take Care...Peace.

Blackdroog's EP, The Pineal Suite will be available on February 16, 2018 on most major music platforms. 

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The BlackDroog Portrait Series

BlackDroog's first art exhibit at the BlackDroog Museum recently launched and, so far, the response has been overwhelmingly positive. The exhibit focuses on Portraits created by BlackDroog featuring some of his close friends and associates as the subjects.

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The music producer-turned-artist said; "I wanted to get my bros together and show them in a positive light but an authentic light at the same time." He further elaborated by saying; "A lot of times when you see brothas in the spotlight in the media they look crazy, you know? They'll be wild ignorant or they perpetuate negative stereotypes and whatnot. Then you have people on the other side who try to reverse the negative perception but they have brothas looking super fake and super corny. So the goal of this project was to show that brothas can be regal and classy but still authentic to their own style and vibe without looking like a lame. You can wear a fat gold chain and still be an intelligent dude who reads about quantum physics and stuff like that. Or...Just because you have on all black with a high top fade doesn't mean you are a rapper or a thug. A brotha can walk around with mean mug on his face and it doesn't mean he's about to murder somebody, you know? Some dudes just look mad sometimes. That might just be how their face is shaped. People are different but they are still all people. That's what I tried to capture."

The exhibit will run at the BlackDroog Museum in Nowhere, USA until February 30th, 2019. Check out some of the featured pieces below:

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New Album Release Date

BlackDroog’s “The Pineal Suite” Album Release Date Announced!

The New BlackDroog Album, The Pineal Suite, now has an official release date. The EP features original instrumentals created by BlackDroog using what he described as  "Some alien music that I heard in a dream and  some dope drums".  While the true origins of the so-called "alien music" remain a mystery, we do know that each track was constructed using a piece of the same music creating an enlightening and unique audio visual experience.  When asked about the meaning of the name of the album BlackDroog responded "I recently had some issues during my last visit to the Moon. They kicked me out and I think the process jolted my Third Eye open. This album is pretty much the soundtrack to the process of opening your Third Eye." The space traveling artist explained. "This album will change the way you think about music and the way you look at the world for the rest of your life." He added. If any of BlackDroog's previous work is any indication of what to expect, it sounds like we should be prepared to have your minds blown and our third eyes opened. The album releases on Friday, February 16, 2018 and will be available on Apple Music, Spotify, Napster and Bandcamp. Check out the official Album Artwork below:

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Welcome

Welcome to the new BlackDroog.com. The official home for BlackDroog Art, Animation, Music and More. It has been a few years but we are back and better than ever. 

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