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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

Your Old Droog – “We Don’t Know You”

Your Old Droog is releasing new music, even though it's become clear that he is not, in fact, Nas. His latest track is called "We…
Caitlin White | July 6, 2015 - 2:42 pm

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Status Ain’t Hood: The Meditative Chamber-Rap Of Dr. Yen Lo

The classic sound of New York rap, the late-'80s/early-'90s style that we most often associate with the city, is based entirely around the drums, and…
Tom Breihan | May 27, 2015 - 5:33 pm

Your Old Droog – “Unlimited Metrocard”

The once-mysterious Brooklyn rapper Your Old Droog has lost a lot of his mystique now that he's revealed his identity and people have realized that…
Tom Breihan | May 13, 2015 - 11:51 am

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Status Ain’t Hood: Young Thug, Lil Wayne, & Killing Your Idols

Well, it happened. Tha Carter VI came out before Tha Carter V. Young Thug's take on Lil Wayne's legacy is on iTunes and Spotify right…
Tom Breihan | April 22, 2015 - 10:40 am

Your Old Droog – “Hidden Persuaders”

Brooklyn '90s-rap revivalist Your Old Droog is a man who sounds so much like Illmatic-era Nas that people online were convinced he really was Nas…
Tom Breihan | April 16, 2015 - 9:10 am

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The Week In Rap: Your Old Droog And The Corniness Question

There was a moment last year when people on the internet were convinced that Your Old Droog was really Nas in disguise. Droog released a…
Tom Breihan | February 11, 2015 - 4:39 pm

Download Your Old Droog Kinison Mixtape

Last year, a mysterious rapper named Your Old Droog came out of nowhere with a self-titled mixtape. He sounded so much like Illmatic-era Nas that…
Tom Breihan | February 4, 2015 - 1:07 pm

2014 In Review

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2014

In 2014, rap's biggest names more or less sat the year out. Kanye West never got around to releasing that populist masterwork he's been promising.
Tom Breihan | December 16, 2014 - 11:10 am
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