If You Like Gritty, 90s-Rooted New York Hip-Hop, Your Old Droog May Be Your Best New Artist (Mixtape/EP)

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DJ Skizz, whose keen ear, made some AFH favorites of 2013, is out with a relatively unfamiliar artist. Brooklyn MC Your Old Droog (or just “Droog” for short/ease) is fresh on the scene.

With straightforward honesty, raspy, streetwise deliveries, Droog is rooted in that Group Home, Akinyele, and Ghostface Killah tradition of mid-’90s Hip-Hop. Skizz, El RTNC, and others rock some dusty loops and far-reaching samples to make a pleasing introduction to the latest voice in a promising hardcore Hip-Hop renaissance in the five boroughs.

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