Mixtape Tuesday – Mixtape Artist Review – Drag-on


Birth name – Mel Jason Smalls
Born – January 4, 1979 (age 34)
Origin – Bronx, New York City
United States
Genres – Hip hop
Occupations – actor, rapper
Years active – 1997-present
Labels – Ruff Ryders
Associated acts – DMX, Swizz Beatz

Mel Jason Smalls (born January 4, 1979), better known as Drag-On, is an American rapper from The Bronx, New York City. Drag-On was originally signed to the Ruff Ryders Entertainment imprint, where he released his successful debut album, Opposite of H2O, which debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200 and eventually sold over 500,000 copies and earned a gold certification from the RIAA. After leaving Interscope, Drag-On joined Virgin Records and released his second album, Hell and Back in 2004. The album failed to gain the success of his debut, only reaching 47 on the Billboard 200, and was quickly dropped from Virgin. He also appears in the 2003 film Cradle 2 the Grave as Miles and in the 2001 film Exit Wounds (both starring Ruff Ryders labelmate DMX).



List of albums, with selected chart positions
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsCertifications
Opposite of H2O
Released: March 28, 2000
Label: Ruff Ryders / Interscope
Format: CD, cassette, digital download
RIAA: Gold[1]
Hell and Back
Released: February 10, 2004
Label: Virgin
Format: CD, digital download
Hood Environment
Released: September 4, 2007
Label: T.R.U.S.T. Family
Format: CD, digital download

List of singles, with selected chart positions
TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
“Down Bottom”
(with Swizz Beatz and Juvenile)1999435Ryde or Die
“Spit These Bars”
(featuring Swizz Beatz)80–Opposite of H2O
“Bang Bang Boom”
(featuring Swizz Beatz)200394–Hell and Back
“Put Your Drinks Down”
(featuring DMX, Eve, Jadakiss, Birdman and TQ)

Red Everything Movement


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