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Your Old Droog: Kinison EP

Your Old Droog - Kinison
From Stereogum:
“Last year, a mysterious rapper named Your Old Droog came out of nowhere with a self-titled mixtape. He sounded so much like Illmatic-era Nas that people thought it really was Nas, rapping under a Clockwork Orange-inspired pseudonym. Well, no, as it turns out, Your Old Droog is just some white guy from Coney Island. He can rap, though! Droog just released a new mixtape called Kinison, and it’s got songs named after Sonic Youth, Pornos For Pirates, and Rage Against The Machine. He doesn’t rap over distorted guitars (thank goodness) (except for when he hijacks the Beastie Boys’ “Pass The Mic” instrumental), but he does make fun of people for listening to Incubus. His tracks are nicely dusted approximations of mid-’90s New York rap, and he raps with such rhythmic presence that it’s possible to forgive him his deeply goofy punchlines. You can check out the whole tape below, and dowload via Soundcloud.”


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My name is Michael Dix; I'm a decade or so past being down with the kids, but to me new music never gets old. Apparently I like music that sounds like faulty kitchen appliances and ritual slaughter; really I just like what I like, whether that happens to be indie, pop, punk, hip hop, metal, electronica, Afrobeat or jazz. Follow me on Twitter @FoamHandsBlog to receive notifications of new posts and the occasional random brain-fart, and please share links wherever you can. Enjoy!

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