Your old droog before i go freestyle cover art
Your old droog before i go freestyle cover art

Your Old Droog Jumps On A Just Blaze Beat w/ "Before I Go ('02 - '06 Freestyle)"

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Here's a surprise collision we weren't prepared for. Your Old Droog has released a brand new one-off single (as he is wont to do from time to time), and while its first few minutes feature more of the consistently airtight bars he's never not supplied, it's the track's last couple minutes that prove most interesting. That's because "Before I Go ('02 - '06 Freestyle)" in fact contains two separate beats, and the second happens to be the handiwork of none other than Just Blaze.

The beat in question was constructed live on-camera by Blaze during his recent Rhythm Roulette video special, and, if we must say, Your Old Droog does it justice and them some. Hearing these two NYC legends bridge their generational gap sure is encouraging, and hopefully this is only the beginning of a fruitful exchange between the producer and MC. (Then again, it's possible that Droog simply ripped the cut off of Youtube and decided to freestyle over it. Kids today, nahwhatimean?)

Listen to "Before I Go" below and be sure to cop Droog's latest EP, The Nicest, over on the iTunes store. If you happen to be within striking distance of Philadelphia, you can also enter to win free tickets to see the Coney Island cavalier do his thing live.