Your Old Droog/ Dump YOD: Krutoy Edition
Your Old Droog has announced that his new album Dump YOD: Krutoy Edition will be released on December 4. While Droog’s last album Jewelry was about claiming his Jewish heritage, the new project finds YOD embracing his Ukrainian and Eastern European roots. Rooted in raw, minimalist production, Dump YOD: Krutoy Edition is a perfect showcase for Your Old Droog’s transcendent lyrical skills and vivid storytelling, imbued with the Ukraine-born emcee’s reflections on growing up in Brooklyn as a Russian-speaking immigrant. With song titles like “Kazakhstan”, “Matryoshka” and “Uzbekistan”, old world samples and one track rapped entirely in Russian, the thematic focus is clear.