Drag-On

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Drag-On
Birth nameMel Jason Smalls
Born(1979-01-04) January 4, 1979 (age 35)
OriginThe Bronx, New York City, New York, United States
GenresHip hop
OccupationsActor, rapper
Years active1997-present
LabelsT.R.U.S.T. Family, Hood Environment (present)
Full Surface, Virgin Records, Ruff Ryders, Interscope (past)
Associated actsDMX, Swizz Beatz
 
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Drag-On
Birth nameMel Jason Smalls
Born(1979-01-04) January 4, 1979 (age 35)
OriginThe Bronx, New York City, New York, United States
GenresHip hop
OccupationsActor, rapper
Years active1997-present
LabelsT.R.U.S.T. Family, Hood Environment (present)
Full Surface, Virgin Records, Ruff Ryders, Interscope (past)
Associated actsDMX, Swizz Beatz

Mel Jason Smalls (born January 4, 1979), better known by his stage name Drag-On, is an American hip hop recording artist and actor from the Bronx borough of New York City. Drag-On is perhaps best known as an original member of the Ruff Ryders Entertainment imprint, where he released his 2000 debut album Opposite of H2O. The album was successful, debuting at #5 on the Billboard 200 and eventually selling over 500,000 copies and earning a gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). After leaving Interscope Records, which issued his debut alongside Ruff Ryders, Drag-On joined Virgin Records and released his second album Hell and Back, in 2004. The album failed to garner the success of his debut, only reaching #47 on the Billboard 200, and was subsequently dropped from Virgin. In October 2007, Drag-On signed a recording contract with his longtime friend and former Ruff Ryders label-mate Swizz Beatz's Full Surface Records.[1][2] Drag-On has appeared in the 2001 film Exit Wounds and the 2003 Cradle 2 the Grave, both of which stars his then-Ruff Ryders label-mate DMX.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsCertifications
USUS R&B
Opposite of H2O52
Hell and Back
  • Released: February 10, 2004
  • Label: Virgin
  • Format: CD, digital download
475
Hood Environment
  • Released: September 4, 2007
  • Label: T.R.U.S.T. Family
  • Format: CD, digital download

Singles[edit]

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

Promotional singles[edit]

List of singles, showing year released and album name
TitleYearAlbum
"Stand Up (The Sean Bell Tribute Song)"[4]
(with Swizz Beatz, Maino, Cassidy, Styles P and Talib Kweli)
2008Non-album single

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