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…