Your Old Droog’s self-titled album is out now and yesterday the Droog dropped the visuals for his “Nutty Bars” cut. So we suppose it’s only right that he finally gets his just due by appearing on Shade 45′s radio show Sway in the Morning. During his time with Sway Your Old Droog took on the show’s infamous “5 Fingers of Death” freestyle segment and needless to say the Brooklyn emcee went in. Check it out after the jump.

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Your Old Droog is real and so is his self-titled debut album. The Droogster (once mistaken for Nas) has made his debut album available for stream via NPR’s website. The project consists of the self-titled EP that he released earlier in the year and eight new tracks including “Free Turkey,” and more. Listen after the jump.

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Remember Your Old Droog? You know… the mysterious rapper who earlier this year unsuspectingly dropped an equally puzzling EP on the internet that everyone and their grandmother subsequently mistook as being something new from Queensbridge legend Nas? Yeah, well, by now I’m sure you know it’s not Nas. And thankfully that hasn’t stopped the Brooklyn emcee from releasing new music as he does so with “Where the Rhymes At?” (initially released as a freestyle). Droog is also slated to drop a full-length album later this month, as well. Listen to “Where the Rhymes At?” and stay tuned for more on Droog.

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Although the mystery surrounding Your Old Droog has been solved (he’s not Nas, he’s a rapper from Brooklyn) that hasn’t stopped him from producing stellar music. Ever since his first public appearance in NYC Your Old Droog has remained relatively silent. Until now. “Secondhand Gunsmoke” is the first bit of new recorded material since his self-titled debut EP. Check it out after the jump.

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It’s safe to say hip-hop isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. And thankfully it doesn’t have to as there is plenty of talent out there to carry the game for years to come. In addition, there’s always a slew of new talent cropping up in the scene. Be it due to hard work or going viral, dozens of fresh rappers are gaining exposure every year. Peep our list of the 10 rappers you probably don’t know about in 2014, but will soon be seeing everywhere.

Honorable Mentions: Sulaiman (Hook, Line, and Sinker), Cavalier (The Offering), Rast RFC (Across West 3rd Street), Antwon (Heavy Hearted in Doldrums), Jimmy Johnson (In God We Trust), GoldLink (The God Complex), Robb Bank$ (Tha City).

Check out the full list after the jump.

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The mystery heightens. Here’s new music from emerging lyrical brightness Y.O.D. also known as The Guy People Can’t Tell Is Nas Or Not. The song’s art work also hints at the first appearance of the elusive Droog, who has people so convinced he is Nas that they make angry internet videos against anyone who believes otherwise. This interpolation of “The Message” gives a clearer view of him as a distinct artist, even with the God’s Son flow hanging all over his body. Check it after the jump.
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