Camera-averse Coney Island punmaster Your Old Droog, the 25-year-old whose Your Old Droog EP became the talk of the Internet earlier this year thanks to its left-field references and world-weary old-school swagger, is returning to drop his debut full-length on November 25.
The 18-song digital album, released through Empire Distribution, compiles the 10 EP tracks with eight new ones, and, as Droog tells Rolling Stone, “No low-quality MP3 business here, everything this time is high quality on some 320 hi-def shit.”
The eight new tracks, all produced by R’Thentic, include second pass “remixes” of fan favorites “Loosey in the Store with Pennies” and “Bad to the Bone.” What can we expect from the new tracks?
“‘Me showing my versatility,” he says. “Is that the type of shit musicians say? People think they got me pegged, but they don’t know how I really get down.”
The EP became a viral sensation on rap-nerd corners of the web thanks to arch puns that were delivered by someone whose Internet footprint was practically nonexistent — zero promo photos, zero music videos and only sporadic live shows. Of course, with fame comes demand. As Droog told Rolling Stone in our October edition of 10 Artists You Need to Know Now: “We took some pictures, man. It was weird. I gotta get used to it, man. I took more pictures backstage than I did the past six years.”