Typically, Instagram names aren’t representative of what type of content you can expect from an artist. However, Drok’s IG handle ‘Pimp Fried Rice’, is a perfect metaphor for what you can expect on “WAV.Y BABY STORY”. For starters, Fried rice is a fairly easy dish to prepare but slaps regardless and is nearly impossible to fuck up. Pimps, on the other hand, are unpredictable, cocky and of course, have plenty of hoes. So how does this relate to Drok and his new tape?
Drok’s production and melodies are simple and breezy. No crazy vocal riffs, no Travis Scott-esk beat switches, and the lyrics aren’t carrying 15 different meaning for Pitchfork critics to dissect. However, the West Orange, NJ native’s five song EP is tasty, carefree and sound like the type of songs you can play for anyone and they’ll instantly start nodding their head.
Take “Got That” for example; an easygoing, piano-heavy beat where Drok’s hook is just him chanting “she know I got that”. Shit is just flat-out catchy with the unabashed confidence of a pimp. On the more pimpy side of the Pimp Fried Rice spectrum, “Judgemental” sees Drok spit lines like “I should go and put a golden shower in my crib, got em pissed off” with a banging, 808 heavy beat that really emphasizes his unapologetic nature.
Check out “WAV.Y BABY STORY” below!