Your Old Droog Raps and Scats on a Heavy Jazz Beat (Audio)
For those that miss lunchroom insults, playin’ the dozens, and cappin’ on loved ones, Your Old Droog is a welcomed throwback. The Brooklyn, New York MC is so irreverent, so cutting, and so witty (to those in-the-know) that he revives those pastime traditions.
“Senseless Killin’ II” is Droog just going in, on why Bluegrass is more interesting than Rap, why your relationship ain’t safe when he’s around, and why your sneakers aren’t worthy of a telephone wire. There’s caps, but nothing peeled back as DJ Skizz complements the commentary with a ’70s Jazz-inspired collage that feels right off the CTI label. Droog explains, “Before I head out across the pond for The #EuroDROOG Tour, I’m dropping this joint produced by my man, DJ Skizz, that showcases my famed yet underutilized ‘George Benson from Remulak’ impression—it’s basically me scatting and rhyming along with the different sounds in the beat. (Peep the Kid ‘N’ Play reference in the song, too).”
The Notorious B.I.G., Big L, and Ghostface Killah brought that wiseguy attitude to interludes and punchlines, and Droog certainly seems like the kind of guy who has a slick word for all…