Some records just have a very specific vibe attached to them. They need to played in just the right context to truly make sense.
The new joint from Coney Island’s (NY) Your Old Droog would have to be filed under: lazy summer morning. A track reminiscent of the good old days of classic east coast boom bap with simple but effective production with some jazzy licks. Perfect complement to the smooth Droog.
Been playing this one on repeat today and I can’t wait for the EP: “The Nicest” drops on July 17, 2015. (Pre-Order Here)
About – Old Droog
Coney Island-based rapper Your Old Droog came to national attention with the low-key online release of a stellar self-titled EP in April of 2014. The MC’s raspy voice, effortless flow, and distinctively East Coast style led to great debate and speculation that Your Old Droog was actually an alias for rap legend Nas, releasing tracks under the radar and outside of any record label contracts. Lyrical references to various Nas-related topics in the tracks supported this idea, but as internet speculation grew, Your Old Droog was eventually confirmed to be not Nas, but a Russian-born, New York-bred rapper in his twenties. He had previously worked under the moniker Invisible Droog and had extensive production assistance from DJ Skizz. The ten tracks from the EP were expanded with eight additional cuts for a self-titled full-length released before the end of 2014.