BY KEVIN CORTEZ • APRIL 18, 2019
Brooklyn, New York’s Your Old Droog surprised Hip-Hop Heads today with a track featuring MF DOOM and star sensation Mach-Hommy. Produced by V Don, “RST” shows off the talented trio flowing over a soulful, synth-heavy beat. For Droog, who has put in work throughout to mid-to-late 2010s, this work stands tall and mighty in an already-impressive catalog. It has been more than two years since Y.O.D. released Packs, featuring Edan, Wiki, Danny Brown, and a noteworthy Chris Crack appearance.
“They say King Kong is back,” Droog announces at the top of the song’s intro. Y.O.D. wastes no time before kicking his verse: “Ayo, people hear Droog like, Where the hell you was at? We been waitin’ on you / And you still ain’t on top? Must be hatin’ on you / Them clowns shook if they ain’t wanna endorse you’s / Mad, ’cause ‘U’ on their heels like horseshoes.” Coolly, Droog weaves through the dusty, loop-based instrumental, ending with some sly bars that pierce as warning shots: “Went from Curious George to Magilla Gorilla / Couldn’t make it go away if I wanted, this thing strong / Final evolution, King Kong.”