For Follow-Up To 2017’s “Packs” Your Old Droog Returns In 2019 With Two New Albums: “It Wasn’t Even Close” and “Transportation”

Posted by Billyjam, July 16, 2019 05:34pm | Post a Comment

Your Old Droog's 2019 Albums It Wasn’t Even Close and Transportation (and vinyl 2LP)

Back in 2017 Your Old Droog dropped both the solo album Packs and the collaborative EP project EP What Happened To Fire? with buddy / fellow NYC emcee talent Wiki. But then last year, with the exception of a handful of solo and collaborative tracks sprinkled throughout 2018, the Nas-inflected rapper gave the hip-hop world (hungry for more) no albums. However following two full years with no album releases from Your Old Droog (aka YOD), the super talented emcee returns in force with not just one, but two new 2019 album releases both of which arrive into Amoeba this month.

Initially released back in mid April It Wasn’t Even Close arrived into Amoeba two Fridays ago via the Mongoloid Banks label. And this upcoming Friday (July 19th) the Ukrainian American artist's second album this year Transportation will be released in both CD and 2LP vinyl formats via Nature Sounds/Fat Beats.

The bulk of the production on both new albums is handled by NYC beat master Mono En Stereo. Standout tracks on the 41 minute, 13 track It Wasn’t Even Close include "Smores," "Gyros" and “RST" with the latter song featuring guests DOOM and Mach-Hommy.” While both albums come highly recommended my personal favorite is the 15 track, 49 minute  Transportation album (pick it up in store on Friday or pre-order now in either CD or 2LP formats). Tracks sure to blow you away include the final two "bonus" tracks “Taxi (feat. Quelle Chris)” and “Vigilantes (Remix) (feat. Wiki)” as well as such other tracks as "Stillwell Baby," "207," "The Cheese" and "Under The Train (Transporting)." The music video for the latter two appears below as well as the (audio) album previews of both It Wasn’t Even Close and Transportation (CD & 2LP).

  Your Old Droog  "The Cheese / Under The Train (Transporting)" from Transportation (also on vinyl 2LP)

Your Old Droog full album preview of  Transportation (also on vinyl 2LP)

  Your Old Droog full album preview of It Wasn’t Even Close

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