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Maxo Kream Is A Great Rap Storyteller

It's one thing for a rapper to tell you he had a fucked-up childhood. It's entirely another for a rapper to describe, in minute and…
Tom Breihan | January 17, 2018 - 12:13 pm

2017 In Review

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2017

Streaming changed things. 2017 was the year that rap once again reaffirmed its stranglehold on the collective imagination of America's youth. Like the moment when…
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2017 - 2:20 pm

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In Praise Of New York Dirtbag-Rap

August was supposed to be A$AP Mob's month. They built a whole campaign around it. They released three albums, and they gave the whole thing…
Tom Breihan | August 30, 2017 - 10:50 am

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Your Old Droog – “Cement 4’s” (Feat. Conway)

Coney Island rap fundamentalist Your Old Droog released his impressive Packs album last year. And today, he's come up with something fearsome, teaming with Buffalo…
Tom Breihan | January 11, 2018 - 4:06 pm

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In Praise Of New York Dirtbag-Rap

August was supposed to be A$AP Mob's month. They built a whole campaign around it. They released three albums, and they gave the whole thing…
Tom Breihan | August 30, 2017 - 10:50 am

Your Old Droog – “Bangladesh” (Feat. Heems) Video

Punchline-drunk Brooklyn boom-bap revivalist Your Old Droog has shared a video for "Bangladesh," his song with Heems of Das Racist and Swet Shop Boys fame.
Chris DeVille | August 11, 2017 - 3:30 pm

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Let’s Talk About This Year’s XXL Freshmen

When XXL first started picking its rap freshmen a decade ago, none of them owed anything to the internet. Today, that's a tough thing to…
Tom Breihan | June 14, 2017 - 9:57 am

Your Old Droog – Grandma Hips (Feat. Danny Brown)

Coney Island rapper Your Old Droog just dropped his new album Packs today, and it finds him heavy in collaborations with Wiki, Edan, Heems and…
Kim Ilkowski | March 10, 2017 - 5:42 pm

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The Future Of Future Is A Great Rap Supervillain

In retrospect, we should thank the rappers of the world for their restraint. It's been more than four months since the Donald Trump Access Hollywood
Tom Breihan | February 22, 2017 - 12:04 pm

Your Old Droog – “Help” (Feat. Wiki & Edan) Video

Earlier this month, Your Old Droog, the once-mysterious Coney Island rap punchliner, teamed up with Ratking member Wiki for the collaborative EP What Happened To
Tom Breihan | February 21, 2017 - 12:50 pm

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Young Dolph & Yo Gotti Battle For The Heart Of Memphis Rap

Young Dolph just released the best non-Migos rap album I've heard in 2017. Dolph's new mixtape, Gelato, is a ridiculously solid piece of trap music.
Tom Breihan | February 8, 2017 - 10:35 am

Download Wiki & Your Old Droog What Happened To Fire? EP

Two of New York's sharpest underground-rap fixtures have teamed up on a new EP, and they're offering it up as a free download. Wiki, the…
Tom Breihan | February 2, 2017 - 12:43 pm

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Young Thug Is A Renewable Energy Resource

Atlanta trap music is getting tired. It had a great run. Three or four years ago, this was music that seemed to crackle with electricity.
Tom Breihan | March 30, 2016 - 10:24 am

Your Old Droog – “Just Rhymin'” (Feat. Styles P & Joey Bada$$)

The Coney Island rapper Your Old Droog came to prominence in 2014 as a mysterious presence, one who sounded a whole hell of a lot…
Tom Breihan | March 24, 2016 - 9:22 am

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Status Ain’t Hood: The Beautiful Absurdity Of Empire’s Prison Rap Scene

Terrence Howard's place in rap history would've been safe if he'd quit after "Whoop That Trick." In the 2005 movie Hustle & Flow, Howard played…
Tom Breihan | October 7, 2015 - 3:37 pm

Your Old Droog – “The Dustiest”

At his live shows, Your Old Droog, the no-longer-mysterious Coney Island rap classicist, has been selling CD versions of his EP-length self-titled mixtape. And those…
Tom Breihan | October 7, 2015 - 10:49 am
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