He’s tall, mysterious, ethnically ambiguous and he can rap his ass off–meet Imaginary Droog.
Droog first came to our attention via a tweet from ego trip money man and honorable honky, Ted Bawno, claiming that Droog “got next.” With a TBM co-sign that strong we had to click on the link to his video “Laugh Track.” Shit only got more real when we saw the “Video Graf” logo at the beginning of the clip and realized that the one and only Carl Weston directed it.
In stark contrast to the highly stylized, effect-laden videos of the day, “Laugh Track” features Droog posted up in some desolate part of Greenpoint, Brooklyn spitting caustic bars at the camera as if he was addressing some unlucky rapper who’d just soiled himself. The combination of Droog’s intricate rhyme schemes and his gruff baritone is a winner– especially in a rap world where so many new jacks sound as soft as a baby blanket fresh from the dryer.
We don’t know much else about Droog–our Googling skills yielded little more than this video and links to “A Clockwork Orange” fan sites– but we’d like to hear more from the guy. In the meantime we’ll just keep playing “Laugh Track” over and over. Congrats Imaginary Droog, you are Mass Approved.