Your Old Droog - Packs
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2017 Ratings: #382 / 852
User Score
Based on 83 ratings
2017 Ratings: #569
March 10, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Fat Beats / Label
Hip Hop, Boom Bap / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Exclaim!

The artistically revelatory voyage into Droog's at-times nostalgic, at-times comically bizarre world proves well worth the 40-minute trip.

80
HipHopDX

Despite certain elements lacking a satisfactory execution, that shouldn’t detract from the wider point here. Packs is a noteworthy set loaded with supremely smart twists that capture the continuing evolution of a ferociously talented MC.

77
Pitchfork

As the first collection of songs in his short career packaged and marketed as an “album,” his latest LP Packs feels like a graduation as it connects verses and beats from various collaborators to make a coherent statement.

75
A.V. Club

It’s unambitious but full, 11 tracks (plus a few skits) that fly by in a blur of loose, live drums, blues licks, and moody David Axelrod fusion.

70
The Needle Drop

With PACKS, Brooklyn's Your Old Droog continues to flex his lyrical muscles on his most focused album yet.

WhatTheFunk
77
Do you remember this guy who made the hype with his eponymous mixtape in 2014 because everyone thought it was Nas under another name? Your Old Droog is still one of the most underrated rappers in the game. His first album is an excellent Eastcoast pure underground hip-hop record. I'm a fan of East Coast Hip-Hop and especially Brooklyn Rap. Screw your headphones on your head. This is not an advice, but rather a warning because you are not ready for the firepower that "PACKS" will bring ... read more
Doofy
70
Nothing particularly cutting edge happening here, instead this is a solid hip hop album with some soulful flourishes that honestly could have been released any time over the last 20 years and found an audience.
Z.Younk
70
Dat moloko + sippin, ridin lookin for ultraviolience music
chuyin49
78
Your Old Droog is not a rapper, this dude is an EMCEE. And he gives you all the qualities a Great EMCEE should have, Flow, Wordplay, Dope voice, punchlines, content etc. The production on this works great for Droog as well.
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Track List

  1. G.K.A.C.
  2. Jeselnik Skit 1 (feat. Anthony Jeselnik)
  3. I Only
  4. Bangladesh (feat. Heems)
  5. Grandma Hips (feat. Danny Brown)
  6. Jeselnik Skit 2 (feat. Anthony Jeselnik)
  7. Just an Interlude (feat. Chris Crack)
  8. White Rappers (A Good Guest)
  9. Help (feat. Edan & Wiki)
  10. Jeselnik Skit 3 (feat. Anthony Jeselnik)
  11. You Can Do It! (Give Up)
  12. Rapman
  13. My Girl Is a Boy
  14. Winston Red
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Added on: January 17, 2017