Your Old Droog (2LP)
Your Old Droog

Your Old Droog (2LP)

Regular price $21.99 USD
In today’s hip-hop landscape true virtuosity on the mic is rare. So rare that  even when it’s apparent it can be unbelievable. Just ask Your Old Droog. In June 2014 the 25-year-old Brooklyn native released his first official project, the Your Old Droog EP, a 10-track project he cooked up with producers El RTNC and DJ Skizz. The project was good—really good. So good it got the attention of bloggers all over the web. The problem was that Droog seemingly came out of nowhere. No pictures, no videos, no Instagram, no Twitter—no way for the deep-diving rap fan of 2014 to see what this guy was all about. Befuddled by Y.O.D.’s high skill level yet low profile, rap fans’ imaginations ran wild.
Before long the conspiracy theories started and people began to posit that Droog was another older, legendary New York rapper in disguise. People argued on Reddit and made YouTube documentaries about him, while fans waited for the mysterious MC to show himself.  In an August 2014 profile in The New Yorker, Droog (meaning “friend” in Russian) finally set the record straight about who he was: a Ukrainian immigrant who fell in love with hip-hop when he arrived in South Brooklyn as a small child.  His identity had been mistaken by some, but his talent was unmistakable and his impact on hip-hop was undeniable. Now, Droog has extended his acclaimed debut EP for a deluxe retail version including eight new songs.

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