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.

Continuing the onslaught, Frank’O Shack continues to unveil massively dope content to follow up the release of his debut solo album, ShackTalk Vol 1: The Introspective Rebel. Taking the opportunity to divulge his most intense thoughts to listeners, the Southside Atlanta based emcee incinerates production by Dinuzzo on “Enuff“.

Audible Hustle’s Frank’O Shack Releases New Song, “Enuff”

Originally a track graced by prominent NY rap artist Dave East, fellow New York native and Audible Hustle affiliate, Frank’O Shack elevates the feels with this one. Going with his gut and a multi-mode flow, the Introspective Rebel keeps it a buck (100) by calling out fraud characters, leeches and attention whores. Gotta love those dweebs right? Nothing new to rap, or life in general – everyone seemingly has their own prerogatives. Be that as it may; honesty, truth and transparency must yet abound. Frank’O expresses this sentiment in the realm of sexual intimacy, partnered business relationships and in a sense of simply being authentic. “Enuff” is a heavy hitter peppered with aggressive lyrics and blanketed charisma which helped temper Shack’s effortless delivery. Sourced from minute levels of reserved vigor, perpetrators of foul play should stand clear! Give the new release by Frank’O Shack a spin and share below.

In the spirit of Friday the 13th last weekend, New York City wordsmiths, Fabolous and Jadakiss, decided to release a new track titled, “Rapture”. The track will be featured on their upcoming joint project and it includes vocals from Tory Lanez on the chorus.

Vinylz and Cam O’Bi provided the sampled production by putting a spin on Anita Baker’s 1986 hit, “Caught Up in the Rapture”, and (as you would expect) Fabolous and Jadakiss delivered their trademark punchlines and wordplay in order to make the song complete.

Fabolous has clearly been hard at work seeing that his joint project with Trey Songz, Trappy New Year, was recently released as was the music video for their remix to YFN Lucci’s 2016 hit, “Key to the Streets”.

Check out “Rapture” as well as the trailer for Freddy vs. Jason, below:

 

 

Written by Devin Robinson Jr.