The internet damn near imploded when social media whispers began to surface claiming that Nas was releasing music under the new moniker Your Old Droog. Now that those rumors have been dismantled by the homies at Nah Right, EgoTrip and virtually every credible source in the blogosphere, the question still remains:
Who the hell is Your Old Droog?
To be honest, we can’t necessarily say, but what we can say is that the apparent Brooklyn rapper has plenty of shine coming his way and in perfect time as his absolutely stellar self-titled EP arrived on the scene ten days ago. And now with the Nas prescription, you better believe those numbers are going to keep going up We don’t know how this thing got started, but we’re kinda glad it did, cause this EP is 10-shades of straight boom-bap heat. Not simply an emulation of the Queens rapper’s delivery and story-telling, but a true blue embodiment of those sentiments in a more youthful package (though Nasty looks like he’s 35 going on 13.) In any case, you can stream the new-comer Your Old Droog’s — tip of the tam for the Clockwork Orange reference — self-titled EP below and check back with us for more on Droog and Nas’ highly anticipated Mass Appeal Records debut (not to mention the ever-elusive Lost Tapes 2 project.)