I’m a sucker for bands that sound like they recorded their album in a college dorm basement…
If you google Your Old Droog, you’ll see him compared to Nas quite a bit–but it’s mostly based on his delivery, not his content. (Also, he’s been signed by Nas–leading many to speculate that he actually is Nas, in disguise.) His identity, largely secret, is far more playful than Nas–but comparable in terms of skill. I was interested in Droog because, hey, any rapper who wears such a strong Clockwork Orange influence has to have something going on, right?
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When I heard the lead and title track of Johnny Lloyd’s new EP, “Pilgrims,” I swore it was a cover song. It was so incredibly familiar. But it’s not. It’s just so good, so comfortable, that it feels like your favorite sweater.
The other songs on the EP are generally slower, and some (particularly “Tomorrow”) are even folky.
I’m loving this EP. I don’t know anything about the dude, but he makes some damn fine music.