In addition to his February-released “Artist 2.0”, A Boogie originally prepared 10 tracks, but one of them didn’t make it to the tracklist. The song “This Time” with a sample of Michael Jackson’s classic “They Don’t Really Care About Us” felt behind.
According to A Boogie, The Jackson estate didn’t felt comfortable a new song with this sample to come out right now. Having in mind the current situation and the BLM protests around the US, A Boogie describes the sample as “too relevant”.
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I know you guys want 'This Time' and I wanted to put it out but we couldn't get it cleared because the original song Michael Jackson's 'They Don't Really Care About Us' is very relevant these days. The Jackson Estate did not feel comfortable releasing a new song using that sample and I respect their decision. I'll look to release it at a later. Either way tomorrow night the Deluxe Drops! #HBTL 🖤
The 24-year-old rapper announced via IG that as part of the release of the Deluxe, he will donate $100 000 worth of laptops and tablets to a Bronx elementary school where he studied as a kid.
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Release Day: June 19, 2020
Record Label: Atlantic Records, Highbridge The Label