Friday Free For All: What’s Good LA & Your Old Droog

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VA – What’s Good Los Angeles? compilation
LA-based indie label Friends Of Friends has teamed up with Vans to offer a free 5 track EP called What’s Good Los Angeles?, showcasing some of the best acts the LA underground.
Drawing from a variety of sounds and movements from across the city, the compilation features contributions from future funkateer Dam Funk, the Odd Future-affiliated Hodgy Beats, Jerome LOL, Baths, Problem, and Salva.

Sonically, there’s not really a through line connecting these 5 tracks, but the release is a decent snapshot of what’s good in Los Angeles right now.

Those rumors have since been thoroughly put to rest.  What’s left is the fact that Your Old Droog has some real skills.

In the age we’re in where lyrical prowess doesn’t really hold the same import in hip hop as it once did, it’s refreshing to hear a young rapper bringing it back to the old 90’s boom bap. Time will tell if Your Old Droog is the 2014 version of the Biggie-miming Guerilla Black or if he can continue to develop and make a real go of things, but the Your Old Droog EP certainly points toward the latter.