Five years ago, the Soundcloud world was shaken by the 90s boom-bap of an anonymous EP titled “Your Old Droog,” an extended play rumoured to be Nas‘ follow-up album to legendary hip hop classic Illmatic.
Little did the world know that the EP was actually self-titled; not the voice of Nas, but instead Ukrainian-American rapper, Your Old Droog.
While his real name still remains a mystery, his masterly sound is far from a secret – in fact, its heavy resemblance to Nas continues to bewilder audiences. Now, Brooklyn’s very own, Your Old Droog (Y.O.D.), simply soars above and beyond as an independent artist (Droog Recordings) in his fourth studio album Transportation – a hip hop locomotive just as thrilling as it is impressive.
Transportation, a 15-track album, employs every form of transportation within his hometown of Brooklyn, New York, as a stupendous metaphor for the gritty movements and surroundings of its natives.
If you consider yourself a true fan of 90s underground hip hop, then this is an album you need to hear.
Listen now below.