Your Old Droog has already been responsible for two of the year’s top releases, thanks to the two albums he dropped in relatively quick succession earlier in the year. Now he’s decided to go for the triple, as he releases another surprise album, Jewelry. The album features production from the likes of Quelle Chris, Edan and Tha God Fahim, plus some exceptionally nice features from Mach-Hommy, MF DOOM, Fahim and Matisyahu, culminating in some of the best Droog material we’ve heard this year. The latest video from the album is available to watch above and you can stream Jewelry in full below.
A surprise drop from Your Old Droog, who has already blessed us with two superb albums this year, as he releases a new video for Jew Tang. The track also features multi-genre vocalist, Matisyahu, as well as some nice production from Quelle Chris.
Homeboy Sandman recently released his latest album and for me it’s one of the best we’ve heard from him in a while. Seemingly every artist who finds themselves under Mello Music Group’s wing, also finds themselves releasing some of their strongest work to date and Dusty is no exception. Only one of the tracks has features, with Your Old Droog and Quelle Chris joining the Queens MC on Lookout, leaving the majority of the album free for you to get mesmerised by Sandman’s intricate flows. The production is handled in full by Mono En Stereo. The album is out now via Bandcamp and you can stream it in full below.
The second Your Old Droog project in as many months emerged last week, as the New York MC and producer released Transportation. He was already being touted as a contender for your album of the year lists with It Wasn’t Even Close and by all accounts Transportation seems to be getting similar responses. Continue reading “Your Old Droog: Transportation (Stream)”
Another win for one of the more prolific rappers of his generation, as Chris Crack drops Never Hated I Just Waited. One of my favourite things about Crack’s projects, aside from the obvious lyrical strength and production choices, are the track names and Never Hated is no exception. Personal favourites include Michael Jordan Don’t Leave Comments, Printed Out Mapquest Directions and I’m Goin To Thailand Soon. Production comes from a range of top names including Ugly Boy Modeling, Mfn Melo and Your Old Droog. The album is available to stream below, with downloads on offer over on Bandcamp. Continue reading “Chris Crack: Never Hated I Just Waited (Stream)”
New video from Your Old Droog, featuring two tracks – The Cheese and Under The Train – neither of which appear on his latest album, which saw its release last week. The tracks feature production from Mono En Stereo and Droog, as well as a video cameo from Pharoahe Monch as the bus driver. The Mach-Hommy produced album, It Wasn’t Even Close, is out now on all the usual platforms and formats.
Bombshell arrival from Your Old Droog as he teams up with DOOM and Mach-Hommy to an unsurprisingly devastating effect on RST. No other info at the moment, just enjoy the cut.
As I reported at the end of last month, a new Sean Price album was looming thanks to a collaboration with Philly producer, Small Professor. 86 Witness arrived in full on Friday and serves as a worthy addition to P’s weighty back catalogue. As alluded to in the title, the album is a homage to 1986 so expect a lot of timely references in the track names and beyond. Unlike some posthumous projects, 86 Witness has a really solid flow to it and is devoid of the clunky sound that plagues other releases made in a similar fashion. Continue reading “Sean Price & Small Professor: 86 Witness (Stream)”
’86 Witness is the long-awaited collaboration between the late great, Sean Price and Career Crooks producer, Small Professor. According to Duck Down the album has been years in the making, but now we are finally reaching the release date and if the first leak is anything to go by, we are in for a treat. John Gotti features a blistering list of MCs, as P is joined by AG Da Coroner, Guilty Simpson and Your Old Droog, accompanied by a suitably rugged beat from Small Pro. The rest of the album boasts a similar array of talented guests, including Zilla Rocca, Quelle Chris and ELUCID. Pre-orders for ’86 Witness are available now and you can stream John Gotti below. Continue reading “Sean Price & Small Professor ft. AG Da Coroner, Guilty Simpson & Your Old Droog: John Gotti”
Wiki was responsible for one of 2017’s best albums, in a year that was consistently peppered with musical high points. Litt 15 is just one segment of the dope that was on display on No Mountains in Manhattan, and features a tight appearance from Your Old Droog. The track is produced by DJ Earl Teklife. No Mountains is out now on XL Recordings.