The new tracks include a slew of new features. From an easy-going collab with Lil Yachty on “King Alfred Plan,” to a collab with Kenny Mason and JID on the fan-favorite “Cereal,” to extended versions of “Temporary Love” and “2 Cents” with SiR and Shy Glizzy. The deluxe re-release also comes with a brief, 15-minute documentary focused on IDK and the creation of the album. It includes appearances from Pharrell Williams, Young Thug, Kevin Durant, Zane Lowe, Offset, Lil Yachty, Mike Dean and more. The deluxe release arrived as IDK gears up to head on his massive USEE4YOURSELF Tour on November 2nd, which features Ameer Vaan and will make stops In New York, Boston, Las Vegas, and other locations.
In an interview with Complex, IDK spoke at length about what it’s like being vulnerable in his music, and how he wants to be both a model for success and a reachable, down-to-earth human being. “The most important thing for me is I’m an example of success for a lot of people,” he said. “Even when I feel like I have more work to do, there’s a lot of people who would die to be in the position that I’m in. So, my idea is showing them that I’m here, I’m close, and I’m within reach.”
The documentary also touches on IDK’s 10-day music business program he taught at Harvard University, an experience which IDK says was once again geared to show people that success in the music industry is possible.
“Some people might want to be a publicist; some people want to be a manager,” he said. “This isn’t about teaching you how to record beats on Pro Tools or make beats on Logic. This is about teaching how to understand the business and what it takes to be able to monetize and make money. And with that, creating a sustainable career.”
Check out the deluxe edition of USEE4YOURSELF below.