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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