Colorado-based Yd (Yung DeNiro) brings an altogether daring and distinctive rap attack that mostly avoids the tried and true. Take “Make Room,” for example. Set to a track with modern jazz overtones, Yd raps at warp speed about blazing his own path. We think that’s what he’s saying—he definitely could work on his enunciation. His sometimes herky-jerky flow shows off a clever, humorous dimension on “Ran For The Plate,” an altogether unusual recording. The artist shows his solid grip on the more conventional sounds of hip-hop on “Worth It,” with its featured rapper Daruko and assorted samples enriching the multi-layered production. Yd is for hip-hop listeners look- ing beyond the same-old same-old.