Droop-E – Hungry and Humble
Droop-E’s debut retail project slaps so hard it sounds like every beat has hydraulics. You can tell when a rap record is mixed so nicely that you have to hop in the whip and test it out. Droop-E is one of a handful of artists who understand that they don’t need to drop 20 track mixtapes every 4 months. He’s taken his time with every detail of this EP: The knock on “Ridin’ Solo” will make your bookshelf bounce, Nite Jewel helps make “N the Traffic” one of the smoothest songs of the year, and “Hunger” is on some old Mantronix shit – utterly bugged out. Departing from the languid sound of Dom Kennedy and DJ Mustard’s ratchet music, Hungry and Humble shows off a more dynamic sound residing on the West Coast.