New York, NY – When one listens to Drag-On’s bars, there’s no denying that this man has lived the hard-knock life. Providing a glimpse into the trials and tribulations of his native Bronx, the rapper’s lyrics invoke brutality and concern, giving him a larger-than-life presence behind the mic, and making it clear to the world that he's the furthest factor from a “studio gangsta.”
Which is why it’s stunning — in a slightly nice approach — that, when talking to the person born Mel Jason Smalls, his soft-spoken phrases are considerate, modulated, and remarkably nice.
But don’t get it twisted — Drag-On says that whereas he is probably not gangbanging anymore, he’s nonetheless out within the streets. “I nonetheless fuck with the homies I grew up with,” he informed us in an unique cellphone interview, including that he’s calmed down, considerably, since his halcyon days with the Ruff Ryders.
Calming down is a perform of his age, to make certain — nevertheless it’s additionally a results of his experiences, each good and unhealthy.
“There’s lots of people which have left me, over time,” he mentioned. “But, now that I’m alone, it leaves me in an ideal place to place out an even bigger physique of labor.”