WIKI – NO MOUNTAINS IN MANHATTAN

“I just wanna grow and shit,” Wiki told DJBooth of his split from Ratking. “I’m happy for Ratking because that was a good basis and a way to lay the groundwork and build a little community behind it, but I was ready to do my own shit.” His “own shit” began with ‘Lil Me‘, and…

GANGRENE – YOU DISGUST ME

Alchemist & Oh No unite as Gangrene to release new album ‘You Disgust Me’.  The album, produced by both artists, is a crate-diggers delight, as intriguing, rare-sounding samples abound.  It’s also got a great selection of features: Havoc, Action Bronson, Your Old Droog, the recently-deceased Sean Price [RIP] and more make excellent contributions.  Stream below…

BOOM BAP FESTIVAL PREVIEW

It’s now March, which means that the cruel English Winter is drawing to a close and that the festival season is fast approaching.  At the top of UK-based Hip Hop fans’ agenda this year is Boom Bap Festival, which takes place in Suffolk this June [5-7].  With a line-up [fully announced on Monday] that both showcases…

YOUR OLD DROOG – KINISON EP

Coney Island’s Your Old Droog releases the new ‘Kinison’ EP, a ten track tribute to the rock genre which pays homage to the likes of Rage Against The Machine,  Sonic Youth and Meredith Brooks.  Formerly an enigma thought to be Nas incognitio, Droog will support Royce Da 5’9″ and DJ Premier on their upcoming ‘PRhyme‘…

YOUR OLD DROOG – SECONDHAND GUNSMOKE

Over little more than a fucked up breakbeat from J-Zone from Superblack, Your Old Droog sounds off on latest track ‘Secondhand Gunsmoke’.  On the track, Droog responds to the Nas rumours that circulated before he revealed his identity for the first time: “What they call me a thief? / You don’t even know what biting is,…

THE PROVINCE MIX [AUGUST EDITION]

Those of you with an ear close to the ground will know that we compile a monthly playlist of all the tracks we feature on the site on our SoundCloud page.  This month, we’ve taken things to the next level with the help of the UK’s Boy Kipper to bring you the first in our series…

YOUR OLD DROOG – HOODIE WEATHER [FT. PRODIGY]

  Now we know for sure that Your Old Droog is definitely not Nas we can just get back to talking about what’s important; how awesome the Brooklyn MC is.  The great thing about YOD is that he just doesn’t have to try to hard, he’s got the relaxed approach that we usually only hear from…

YOUR OLD DROOG – SLEEPERS… [PROD. LARRY FISHERMAN]

A mysterious rapper whose identity is unknown but rumoured to be Nas teams up with the producer alter-ego of Mac Miller – ‘Sleepers…’ sounds like something straight out the annals of MF DOOM.  Larry Fisherman enlists a grainy organ and punchy bassline for the beat, while Droog only adds to his growing reputation as one of the most exciting up-and-comers…

YOUR OLD DROOG – ON THE NEWS [TAMRON HALL]

The mystery that is Your Old Droog’s rap career thusfar continues with the release of ‘On The News’, Droog’s ode to US news anchor and TV personality Tamron Hall.  The real excitement though, is that the enigmatic MC will make his live debut and reveal his identity next month [September 3] in NYC.  Stream the first track from…

YOUR OLD DROOG – FREE TURKEY

Your Old Droog has such expert flow that rumours are rife that he is actually Nas with his voice pitched-down.  While praise indeed, it’s almost certainly not true. Regardless, the chopped-up Jazzy instrumental on ‘Free Turkey’ wouldn’t have sounded out of place in Nas’ ‘Illmatic’ era back catalogue.  Whoever he is, Your Old Droog is a prolific talent, stream…