Recently had the pleasure of interviewing Your Old Droog about songs and artists that inspire him for RBMA Radio . I know - Nas , right? Actually, how about Captain Beefheart , George Duke , Hendrix , Metallica , Beanie Mac and DOOM ? If this program reveals anything hopefully it's the fact that the Ukraine-born Brooklynite is a music fan first and foremost. To the point that he confesses that he doesn't particularly enjoy publicly discussing his musical influences because once they're out there it's like they're not exclusively his anymore. While I certainly respect Droog's right to privacy I'm glad he answered my questions - and revealed some compelling facts about his life and upbringing. The road from childhood ESL student struggling with a foreign tongue to wordsmith inviting Jonesian comparisons runs through Coney Island and Gravesend.