Fresh off his debut LP, which Rolling Stone named one of the 40 Best Rap Records of 2014, Coney Island enigma Your Old Droog has returned with the 11-song Kinison EP. Though keeping true to the moody, clouded, sample-based boom-bap of frequent collaborators DJ Skizz, El RTNC and Marco Polo, Kinison has a vague “rock” theme, with Droog name-checking Alternative Nation acts like he’s Matt Pinfield.
The album also features a song that plays like a nostalgic letter to Rage Against the Machine, which involves memories of buying the Godzilla soundtrack. ‘Everything in that song is factual,’ says Droog. “When I was 10, I stole 20 out my grandama’s purse….I actually came home and said, ‘I found 20 dollars by the church’ to buy the CD. It was fucked up.”
– Rolling Stone
Droog heads off for his first tour later this month, supporting the DJ Premier and Royce the 5’9″ project Prhyme for a 26-date jaunt.