Young Dro, Method Man and The Roots Debut in the Top 10

youngdro.jpgOn this week’s album charts, T.I. affiliate Young Dro lands in the number three spot with slightly over 104,000 units sold of his major label debut The Best Thang Smokin’. Powered by his hit single “Shoulder Lean,” Dro will also knock Outkast’s Idlewild soundtrack out of the number one spot on the R&B/Hip-Hop charts. Idlewild itself moved an additional 78,000 units this week and thus will remain on Billboard 200 at number seven. Also landing in the Top 10 this week are two Def Jam releases, Method Man’s 4:21 The Day After, and The Roots’ Game Theory. Meth will take the number eight slot with just over 62,000 copies sold and The Roots follow close behind at number nine, moving about 61,000 units. Elsewhere on this week’s charts, Bay Area legend Too Short lands at number 14 after selling about 40,000 copies of his latest, Blow The Whistle.

  • http://myspace.com/amnjordan jardan-philly

    oh first…i read the article first

  • CAROLINA FINEST

    YOUNG DRO WOULDVE SOLD MORE HIS FIRST WEEK IF HIS RELEASE DATE DIDNT GET PUSH BACK FROM AUG-1ST TO AUG 31ST.
    METHOD MAN BARELY GOT ANY PROMOTION FOR HIS ALBUM HELL I DONT EVEN REMEMBER A VIDEO!THE ROOTS ALBUM JUST WAS A MYSTERY TO ME CAUSE I DIDNT HEAR NO SINGLES FROM THEM FOR THEIR ALBUM.

  • Big Chops

    FIRST

  • W-Hubb

    1st bitchs

  • H-man

    Damn, all the way round, I would have liked 2 C #’s higher…but it iz what it iz…congrats 2 all

  • INTERSCOPE JACKSON

    Congratulations to Dro, but thats where it stops.

    DefJams Methodman & The Roots FLOPPED big time asusual LOL.

  • INTERSCOPE JACKSON

    Congratulations to Dro, but thats where it stops.

    Jay-Z / DefJams Methodman & The Roots FLOPPED big time LOL.

  • joe gonzalez

    hopefully method man will continue to sell high units. is interscope jackson really fifty? if so my advice is stop being anywhere near a beef with jay because he will tear you and ll a new one. good lookin on the diddy thing though.

  • http://myspace.com/getthebloodmoney Will

    damn Too Short…i got that album thought he would have moved more….I knew Dro would move at least 100,000 and as for Meth and The Roots they hot but i knew they werent gon sell much cuz no airtime/video play

  • jon jon–23

    Too short is still placing on the charts after all these years. One of the best of all time.

  • http://XXLmag.com Westside Money

    i copped Meth and his album was tight and shouldve been in the 200,00 mark and ima cop DRO next and then GZA/Chingy/Mos Def/and last Daz BLACKWALLSTREET G-UNIT TURN IT UP~!!!!

  • INTERSCOPE JACKSON

    Wu Tang fell off cause they tried to backtrack and recreate their old glory instead of continuing to develop and move forward.

  • armchaira&R

    They didnt expect much from the Roots or Meth albums.
    61K aint that bad for Roots. They gonna break even. Jay record will come out tail end of this quarter and pay for all his flops. He will then finish out his 3yr contract as president on the bench. Once he is out as Prez Mr.Reid is gonna do some heavy duty house cleaning. Say goodbye to Tru Life and the whole roc la familia staff, Sam Scarfo, the wierdo deal they did with Cory Gunz,Bleek…you get the idea. Everyone of you watch dvds and swear you know whats goin on based on what comes out of these clown’s pie holes. Have you ever seen Antoinio Reid on Smack? How bout Jimmy Iovine?

  • BOBB DOBB

    ZONE THREE TIL I DIE DRO IS COMING AND I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT HE WILL SALE MORE THAN ALOT OF OLD RAPPERS BECAUSE THESE OLD RAPPERS FROM NYC JUST BECAUSE HIP HOP STARTED IN NYC WHO SAID THAT IT CAN’T STOP IN THE SOUTH FOR 3MAYBE4 OR 5YEARS MAYBE 1OYEARS I DIG METHODMAN AND I FUCKS WITH FAB,NAS,JIGGA,KAYSLAY,AZ,DA LOXS REDMAN’S DA SHIT JUST STOP HATING ON DA SOUTH AND MOVE AROUND AND LET’S GET THIS CAKE YOUNG DRO IS THE SHIT.

  • VICK

    METH’S CD IS THE BEST CD OUT RITE NOW

  • johnny blaze

    METH ONLY SOLD 62,000 AND SOME CHANGE YOU
    MUST BE JOKING THANK DEF JAM FOR NOT MAKING A VIDEO AND NOT PUTTING ADS IN MAGAZINES. HIS LAST ALBUM SOLD 166,000 IN ITS FIRST WEEK AND THIS ALBUM IS BETTER

  • New York Nigga

    u kno why hip hop doesnt sell 10 million records? becuase of niggaz like me who download every cd that comes out i got all dem cds 4 free FUCKERS lol

  • JOHN JOHN

    DEF JAM IS STRAIGHT STUPID FIRST THEY DONT PROMOTE A BANGIN METHOD MAN ALBUM BUT THEN THEY RELEASE THE ROOTS ON THE SAME DAY DUMB FUCKS I GUARANTEE BOTH OF THESE CDS WOULD HAVE SOLD AT LEAST 20 THOUSAND MORE IF THEY WERENT RELEASED ON
    THE SAME FUCKING DAY

  • Young L

    Def Jam is fucked up for releasing Meth and the Roots in the same week, esp. with no promotion and a million other cd’s comin out too. By the way, did Too Short sell ANY records?

  • THE MIAMI HEATER

    I FEEL THE NEW YORK NIGGA WHY SHOULD A NIGGA LIKE ME GO BUY THESE NIGGAZ CD. WHEN THEY ALWAYZ RUNNING AROUND CALLING A NIGGA LIKE ME BROKE AND DON’T HAVE HUSTLE. WELL MY HUSTLE IS NOT BUYING SHIT I COULD GET FOR FREE

  • THE MIAMI HEATER

    THE THING TO THE PEOPLE OF NEW YORK, THE LIKES OF BUSTA RHYMES BEING OUT SOLD BY YOUNG JOC, DMX BEING OUT SOLD BY YOUNG JEEZY. IM TALKING IN TERMS OF THEIR PERSPECTIVE WEEK ONE, WEEK TWO SALES. THAT NEW YORKERS CAN’T REALLY SAY THAT THEY ARE FALLING OFF. YALL JUST NOT SUPPORTING YOUR ARTIST. AS OPPOSE FROM MIAMI TO NEW YORK. IT SEEMS LIKE NEW YORK IS THE BIRTH PLACE FOR BOOTLEGERS AS WELL AS HIP HOP. THE MORE CORNERS I GO TO IN BROOKLYN, QUEENS, AND BRONX CD BEING SOLD IN EVERY OTHER BOOTLEG SPOT. THEY NOT VISIBLE BUT THEY ARE THERE. 4 TO 5 BUCKS FOR A WHOLE CD COMPARED TO VIRGIN RECORDS, OR WHEREHOUSE MUSIC OR CIRCUIT CITY

  • ARMANDO

    i don’t care much for dro….these onetime singles ain’t gonna cut it, come on now “shoulder lean” is just another weak jam trying to score at clubs. no love from the west over here

  • DM@G!C

    DRO GOT SOME HEAT COP HIS SHIT

  • PhillyBlack

    This is actually great news for the Roots & Method Man…they had no promotion whatsoever & still did as good numbers as Young Dro who’s single was all over the radio! Just goes to show that your fan base will support you. The Roots & Meth will probably make more money because less money was budgetarily spent on them!

  • SMARTASS

    Thats an understatement Armando. Not only shoulder lean is in the top 3 worst songs in the history of rap but probably in the history of all music. That junk’s worse than Crappy Taffy.

  • SMARTASS

    And Young Dro needs 2 get knocked the fuck out with an iron glove for making that piece of crap song. And so should the radio stations for playing it.

  • mr. fly as a pelican

    Meth’s shit is as addictive as meth. If you want some hard core lyrical onslaughts cop that shit for real. Witty shit abound. That is fuckin awesome slangin 62k with next to ZERO promotion. Them fuckers should have made a video to the jam wit Ms Hill… ask the critics who ain’t got half the skill.

  • mac-town

    do ya thing dro Grand Hustle takeover the movement bitch!!!!!!

  • stoneyisland

    What the fuck is up with all this 1st bullshit? grown ass men talking bout I’m first. That is some elementary school, 2nd grade type shit, why dont you stupid cocksuckers try being the 1st at work in the morning or 1st in your community. You make hard working black folk look stupid, you uncle tom ass niggers. Oh yeah Meth shit sucks and who the fuck is young dro???????????

  • mac town

    Dro tha shit album is hot Grand Hustle is the movement bitch!!!!!!!

  • Sushi K

    ^^^
    Too Short came in at like 14. Not bad for an old man who’s been rappin since 83′. His legacy is sealed… again. BIAAAATCH!

    I can’t believe Def Jam released TWO albums by artists with a similar fan base. WTF? I bought Meth’s album (Mef flow is SOOO sick on this album) but then went back the next day and also got the Roots album, feelin guilty. Overall I like Mef better but it the long run Game Theory will age better.

  • el-cannon

    ay man, im from da A, i listen 2 young dro. i havent copped his album yet, but i know dat shit fye bcuz itz DRO. his gangsta grillz mixtape was 1 of da tightest ive heard. his freestyle game is not a ho. so 4 all u silly ass up-north & west coast niggaz datz hatin…..FUCK YALL!!! i bet a stack dat dro will destroy ya favorite rapper n a battle. so shut da fuck up. YALL turn is ova, itz OUR time 2 shine. all yall niggaz say is da south simple, our music sucks, blah blah blah. i got luv 4 all sides, it just pisses me off 2 see so many niggaz hatin. yall say yall sick of us comin up wit dancin songs, but y yall copyin us(ex. touch it, there it go, & fuckin chicken noodle soup. my god, dat shit is, how u north niggaz say it…..WACK!!!) but u neva hear us say nuthin bout yall. but itz plenty 2 say. like, up-north – basic ass corny ass no punchline havin cuss 4 times n every bar ass rappers. west coast – crip walkin( even if ur a blood) nursery rhymin( snoop dogg, yukmouth, e40, etc.) same beat( well at least it sound like it) havin ass. yall just need 2 sit back & shut da fuck up cuz ya timez up. n-e 1 of got a problem wit wat im sayin come c bout me. 770 da area code, 30034 b da zip. tools on deck fuck niggaz.

  • http://crybabyent dig deep

    BOBB DOBB Says:

    September 6th, 2006 at 5:53 pm
    ……….OF OLD RAPPERS BECAUSE THESE OLD RAPPERS FROM NYC JUST BECAUSE HIP HOP STARTED IN NYC WHO SAID THAT IT CAN’T STOP IN THE SOUTH FOR……………

    hey man u got it twisted…hip hop originated in africa…..all NYC did was rape the culture at the expensive of sacrificing the art!!!
    get yo facts in check…..BOB

    • SETTLE POETON

      TRUE!!

      Glad to hear somebody else that knows the truth. I’m so TIRED OF HEARING PEOPLE SAY HOW “HIP HOP STARTED IN NEW YORK”……

      BS!!!

      It didn’t start there.

      The homey dig got it right on point. AGREED!

  • Three4

    Shoulder Lean is fire but My Girl is kinda wack…I´m gonna cop The Roots and Mef of course…Don´t Feel Right is fire…

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  • messiahs’ father

    i looking forward to the new game, nas, and jayz albums.

  • Mr.Me

    Congrats to Dro.

  • Spark

    Dro sux and INTERSCOPE JACKSON is gay

  • Mike

    YO, def jam is fucking up big time; anyways M-e-t-h-o-d Man’s joint (4:21..The Day After) is the hottest cd out. If ya don’t have it go and get it. Trust me it’s worth your money.

  • T-Boye, Boy!!

    Shout out’s to “Stoney Island for making that comment. All u grown ass “KIDS”, talking about who gets 1st on a comment page, is hilarious. Sounds like a throwback game of “That’s my car”. how silly & stupid

  • ju

    It is what it is

  • DJ S7

    It may be my birthday, but all of us as welll as myself should pay respects tonight no matter how big or small to the don, Makaveli cause he sacrificed his life for his music, fans, & hip hop/street hop & our culture would not be where it’s at for better or worse if it wasn’t for the relentless work ethic & passionate MC of Tupac “Makaveli The Don” Shakur… your asassination changed my life forever & will never forget… http://www.myspace.com/septemberseventh

  • Trap Sumthin’

    Congrats Dro. Method man is an old legend…he need better promotion…and the Roots…uhm…who are they again?…I alwayz confuse them with the black eyed peas. My fault!

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  • http://n/a EAST COAST

    EL-CANNON,

    WHAT A COUNTRY CAT YOU ARE!! WOW! IT AMAZES ME HOW STATING A FACT ABOUT A LACK OF CREATIVITY CAN BE CONFUSED TO HATIN’…DUDE DOWN SOUTH RAP IS WACK! SHOULDER LEAN, TRASH!, BUBBLE GUM LAFFY TAFFY IT’S AN INSULT TO HIP HOP MUSIC, YOUNG JOC IS JUST OUT THERE IN THE CLOUD SOMEWHERE THINKING THAT HE HOT! I MEAN I AM NOT HATIN’ IT’S ACTUALLY GOOD COMEDY TO ME! I KNOW YOU SEE IT? SEE WHAT? BE FUCKIN’ CREATIVE! I LIKE LIL’ JON AS A PRODUCER BUT THAT SNAPPING FINGER SHIT IS TRASH AS WELL! LET’S VALUE ONE OF THE MOST RESPECTED ART FORM THAT US AS BLACK PEOPLE HAVE CREATED! WE ARE NOT DOING SO WHEN WE WRITTING SIMPLE FUCKING RHYMES LIKE LEAN WITH IT, ROCK WITH IT! IT IS FRUSTRATING TO SEE THAT RAPPERS THAT ARE ACTUALLY WORKING AREN’T SELLING! IT’S COOL DOUGH…..REAL RECOGNIZE REAL! IF U R A REAL METH FAN, YOU WILL COP HIS CD! DEF JAM AS A RECORD COMPANY HAS HAD ITS SHARE OF LACK OF PROMOTION ISSUES SINCE THE LEGACY OF DMX. IT IS NOT JAY Z’S FAULT SO PLEASE STOP BLAMING THAT MAN! DUDE HAS DONE WELL FROM THE PAST 2 YEARS IN OFFICE. ESPECIALLY COMING IN WITH NO BACKGROUND OF THAT KIND!(PRESIDENT OF A MAJOR RECORD LABEL AS DEF JAM) GIVE THE MAN CREDIT! HIS BIGGEST MISTAKE SO FAR WAS PUTTING OUT MEMPHIS BLEEK! NO DISRESPECT TO THA KID MEMPH BUT HIS CAREER HAS NOT SEEN THE LIGHT AS IT SHOULD HAVE HAD YET, SO HE IS NOT THE TYPE OF ARTIST TO GAMBLE ON YET..INCLUDING HMMMM THE YOUNG GUNZ!! THE BEST MOVE WAS SIGNING JEEZY! HE AIN’T ALL THAT HOT EITHER BUT HE HAS THAT SOUTH ELEMENT THAT DEF JAM NEEDED TO MAKE THE REGISTERS GO RRRRRRRIIIIIIIING!! IT’S JUST THAT THOSE MAJOR LABELS ESPECIALLY THE STAFFS ARE COUGHT UP IN THIS JUNKY ASS MOVEMENTS, THAT THEY ARE ACTING LIKE VETERANTS DON’T DESERV ATTENTION! SOMETHIN’ ELSE, WHY IS IT THAT EACH AND EVERYONE COMING OUT OF THE SOUTH HAS “YOUNG” IN FRONT OF THEIR NAME NOW? COM’ON MAN I MISS 2 PAC AND BIGGIE! JAY Z NEEDS BACK QUICK!

  • chocolate-ma

    no matter how many down south people come out with this trash at the end of the day its still gone be trash!!! they got catchy hooks but are the words ever going to make sense? all of a sudden they all pimps and now how to hustle. i been down south and it aint shit like that!!! what happened to real music that lasted for more than a couple of weeks???

  • http://www.xxlmag.com shawn

    dro outsold meth and roots combined!!!! def jam sucks!! go away jay-z

  • jon jon–23

    A sane person would know that all niggas are niggas and that niggas originated from Africa. Real songs originated from slaves that landed in the south, because they sang as they picked cotton and worked for crackers in the hot sun. I believe blacks have natural soul and that it should not be a coastal thing because we are all bonded. If you really want to push the issue though, real soul comes from the south. A lot of you up north niggas have a whole lot of relatives from the south so don’t front. Go to a church in the south and you will see what I’m saying. White people want to have the soul we have but they can’t because it’s God given. That’s why they love our style, because it can’t be duplicated.

  • silent dj

    What are y’all smokin?! That Roots album is serious and if y’all want to keep hip hop alive go cop that shit. That and the J Dilla. I got to say that Meth’s career is done (although he is a hip hop legend)-every song on his new shit has lyrics that are dumbed down and corny. And about the south, they slowly fading ’cause people don’t want to keep hearing that same simple, negative, keep people from growing shit-don’t get me wrong there are a few intelligent southern cats that spit some positive shit, but I’m sayin. . . get educated on what’s really real and start being original. Yeah and quit talkin out your ass-yeah I’m talkin to YOU el-cannon(internet thug-watch what you say about my man E-40) , trap sumthin’ (The Roots are LEGENDS!), and jon jon–23(fake ass history lesson-stop teaching LIES) Peace

  • el-cannon

    2 EAST COAST. yall niggaz thru just face it.

  • pop a poppa

    if The Roots and Method Man can crack the Billboard’s top 10 with basically no video and radio play, then i think you have to call that a success. especially this year. nobody BUYS music anymore so the terms of success have to be redefined. during the past couple years the biggest selling albums (Mariah’s The Emancipation Of Mimi, 50’s Massacre, Eminem’s Encore) have all topped out around 5 million sold. i think its time to say that 500,000 is the new platinum and 5 million is the new diamond. who in they right mind gonna buy some music nowadays? not me, and by the looks of the sales charts not a lot of other people either.

  • buck

    Def jam is all about ja z if you think he will promote somebodys alblum to sell you are crazy. we will see when nas come out.

  • http://XXL BiG O

    I believe that the Hyphy movement will begin the takeover of Hip-Hop. All the up and coming Bay Area artists will expand hip-hop.

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  • http://yahoo.com PRINCE CEASAR

    Shout out to my nigga Silent DJ for speaking with some sense..the south is so overrated and watered-down that its sickening. Yall niggas dont talk about shit but trapping and dancing..that shit is wack. I dont care how many albums yall sale no one will ever respect yalls music other than down south niggas..the souths’s 15 minutes of fame are almost up. FUCK THE SOUTH 1

  • http://myspace.com/tbeceo tekwun

    Ya kno, as I sit down here in south carolina, (originally from ny, just here on vacation) and read these posts, I really wonder where hip hop is going, to answer a fer of u guys responses, us northerners aren’t really upset at the souths hip hop reign, but upset at the fact that u guys call it hip hop in general….mabye they should come up with a different catagory to put what yall call music in, and yes we do have our fair share of bullshit, I for one am not a fan of that chicken noodle soup shit, but if u (the south) can call that wack, and in the same breath call sholder lean hot, then we got a problem….yeah, its come to the point when we have to make songs like that to get in the game, only because u guys have fucked it up, yall make these 1 time hits and don’t hear from u again, (where’s d4l and them niggas) so to fill that void, the companies gotta look 4 that next bullshit group to capitalize off of, so basically in the end, all of that modern day shuckin and jivin u doin is still keepin u in the hood, and payin for some execs daughter/son to go to college…..what a thought huh? So yes, I’d rather listen to someone who has some skill or is about something positive at the end of the day, and to close my comment, method man has never been one to release an album that is hot from begining to end, but I beg to differ on this one…..this shit is sick lyrically and production wise….same with the roots….can’t really say the same bout dro, after 2 songs turned it off, it started to sound the same to me….
    Get at me
    Myspace.com/tbeceo

  • DATNIGGAMAC

    el-cannon gotta be the dumbest mother fucker out there.
    Fabolous
    Lloyd Banks
    Jay Z
    Notorious BIG
    That’s jus a reply to up-north – basic ass corny ass no punchline havin cuss 4 times n every bar ass rappers

  • slyrical

    to be honest i’m a beast lyriacally,aint thought of no catchy hooks yet maybe i could be a ghostwriter but hey i mite be my point is it dont matter soon enuff some dope shit gone come out & lots of people gone luv that shit&ppl gone shit on him,her or them like yall do the rest whats the point? aint shit changed.

  • el-cannon

    2 DATNIGGAMAC. i neva said ALL north niggaz r up-north – basic ass corny ass no punchline havin cuss 4 times n every bar ass rappers. i said datz wat we could say. but instead of hatin, appreciate ous like-
    Scarface
    T.I.
    Ludacris(yeah i said it)
    8ball & Mjg
    Lil Wayne
    Bun B
    and countless others……
    so DATNIGGAMAC, get ya facs str8 b4 u TRY 2 call sum1 out bra.

  • G MAN

    meths shit is better the his other albums def jams treats him like shit

  • Jersey Boy

    South run it !!!!!

  • thickwitit

    SHAWTY FUCK ALL YALL LAME AZZ COCKSUCKIN UPNORTH HOEZ, YALL NIGGAZ JUS PISSED CAUSE THE SOUTH OUTDOIN ALL YALL LAME AZZES, METHOD AINT SHIT, ROOTS AINT SHIT, JAY Z AINT SHIT, AND NEITHA IS YALL, WAT YALL NEED 2 IS GO KILL YASELFS TWICE WIT ONE BULLET, AND SIT ON YA AZZ AND LET US DO DIS!!!!

  • FuckItGetMoney

    Man, yall niggas so busy hatin cause just because the music is not some shit you grew up listening too..what we all gotta learn to do is embrace anything representing black culture no matter where its from, north south, east west…cause we finally got some shit we can feed our familys with even with fucked up backgrounds and credit problems and shit like this..street niggas is actually eating legitamitely, lets embrace it and try to hold on to this shit and quit hating just because you aint never heard a certain kind of music..to sum it up, southern niggas like to party, northern niggas r lyrical, west coast is bangin and shit..embrace it all, its us against them, no reason to make it us against us

  • http://yahoo.com Prince Ceasar

    OH..one more thing I forgot to say..FUCK THE SOUTH..yall niggas is wack..1

  • BIGNAT

    LET ME PUT MY 2 CENT IN THAT METH JOINT I GUESS I WILL COP IT THIS WEEK. MOST OF YOU GUYS SEEM TO SAY IT WILL BE WORTH MY MONEY. THAT ROOTS JOINT IS HOT THAT DRO IS WEAK I WAS UNIMPRESSED. I THOUGHT IT WAS GOING BE BETTER THAN THAT I SHOULD HAVE BOUGHT METH. THAT RICK ROSS WAS BETTER THAN THAT DRO AND RICK ROSS DON’T EVEN SPIT THAT LYRICAL BUT HE PUT TOGETHER THEM HITS. IF YOU DON’T KNOW NUMBER 18 I’M A G WITH LIL WANYE AND BRISCO THAT JOINT FIRE. ALSO HE GOT ANOTHER JOINT WHERE MY MONEY I NEED THAT NUMBER 6 OFF HIS CD.

  • http://adga fbfd

    agasga

  • http://adga fbfd

    DRO = TRASH
    ROOTS should’ve been #1

  • STAN GIOVESE

    sounds like METH’s shit hot according to you cats so I’m coppin it ASAP. Who da fuck is young dro……..never heard of this nigga, probably another one of those corny ass, illiterate cats from the south.
    peace

  • Pokey V.

    First of all, I wanna say fuck yall to those hatin’ on my nigga, Dro. He did something right if he sold the most! I love The Roots and Meth, so hell yeah I think it’s fucked up that the vets didn’t get fair promotion. Somebody holla at S. Carter for me. Yo! Too $hort is always appreciated in the South. That’s real shit.

  • honeykiss

    stoneyisland Says:

    September 7th, 2006 at 12:55 am
    What the fuck is up with all this 1st bullshit? grown ass men talking bout I’m first. That is some elementary school, 2nd grade type shit, why dont you stupid cocksuckers try being the 1st at work in the morning or 1st in your community

    THAT SHIT IS HILARIOUS…. BUT DRO IS THE SHIT

  • dtm

    come on thick. now i know you ain’t comparing dro to jay-z and meth. i don’t even like jay-z that much but you must be abt 15 to say stuff like that.

  • SKEETONYOU

    WHEN THE EAST COAST AND THE WEST COAST HAD THEY SHINE US NIGGAS IN THE SOUTH HAD TO SIT BACK AND WATCH AND TAKE THAT SHIT. SCARFACE, EIGHTBALL&MJG,2LIVE CREW, UGK WAS THE SHIT WE CAME UP ON DOWN HERE. WHEN MASTER P HIT THE SCENE HE KICKED IN THE DOORS FOR THE SOUTH AND LET IT BE KNOWN THAT US COUNTRY NIGGA KNOW HOW TO GET THAT BREAD. SO I DON’T UNDERSTAND NOW WE GOT OUR SHINE WHY YALL NIGGA UP ON THE EAST COAST AND WEST COAST SIT BACK AND WATCH US DO OUR THANG AND SHOW YALL HOW WE DO IT DOWN HERE. YALL CAN TALK SHIT BUT ALOT OF YALL EAST COAST NIGGAS WANT SOME OF OF SOUTH BEATS FOR INSTANCE LOOK AT FAT JOE. PUFFY WANT TO MAKE A BAD BOY SOUTH. DIPSET GOT DIPSET SOUTH, 50 GOT GUNIT SOUTH BUT YOU NEVER SEE NONE OF THE RECORD COMPANIES DOWN HERE THAT GOT THE IMPRINT FOR INSTANCE GRAND HUSTLE EAST OR DTP WEST. SO YALL FUCK BOYS STOP HATING AND KICK BACK.IF YALL SO FUCKING MAD AT THE SOUTH DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT AND BRING YOUR COAST BACK. UNTIL THEN SHUT THE FUCK UP AND LET US DO US NO MATTER WHAT KIND OF MUSIC WE DO. WE GETTING MONEY DOWN HERE WHAT IT DO PIMPIN

  • SKEETONYOU

    WHEN THE EAST COAST AND THE WEST COAST HAD THEY SHINE US NIGGAS IN THE SOUTH HAD TO SIT BACK AND WATCH AND TAKE THAT SHIT. SCARFACE, EIGHTBALL&MJG,2LIVE CREW, UGK WAS THE SHIT WE CAME UP ON DOWN HERE. WHEN MASTER P HIT THE SCENE HE KICKED IN THE DOORS FOR THE SOUTH AND LET IT BE KNOWN THAT US COUNTRY NIGGA KNOW HOW TO GET THAT BREAD. SO I DON’T UNDERSTAND NOW WE GOT OUR SHINE WHY YALL NIGGA UP ON THE EAST COAST AND WEST COAST SIT BACK AND WATCH US DO OUR THANG AND SHOW YALL HOW WE DO IT DOWN HERE. YALL CAN TALK SHIT BUT ALOT OF YALL EAST COAST NIGGAS WANT SOME OF OF SOUTH BEATS FOR INSTANCE LOOK AT FAT JOE. PUFFY WANT TO MAKE A BAD BOY SOUTH. DIPSET GOT DIPSET SOUTH, 50 GOT GUNIT SOUTH BUT YOU NEVER SEE NONE OF THE RECORD COMPANIES DOWN HERE THAT GOT THE IMPRINT FOR INSTANCE GRAND HUSTLE EAST OR DTP WEST. SO YALL FUCK BOYS STOP HATING AND KICK BACK.IF YALL SO FUCKING MAD AT THE SOUTH DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT AND BRING YOUR COAST BACK. UNTIL THEN SHUT THE FUCK UP AND LET US DO US NO MATTER WHAT KIND OF MUSIC WE DO. WE GETTING MONEY DOWN HERE WHAT IT DO PIMPIN

  • http://www.myspace.com/rongoodman83 Ron

    lol…with so much discussion I’d think that at least one of ya’ll has to be getting paid…no wait…ya’ll aren’t…who cares about the rank, we’re not getting the money we’re payin’ ‘em…well unless you’re downloading…the roots i’m sure make most of their money from live shows and with them being on Def Jam Left there wasn’t a lot of money spent on their album when it comes to marketing and such…ya’ll cats are silly…and oh yeah…from an educated man who wants to talk about positivity in black culture…most south music is making southern black folks (I’m one) look dumb talking about rim and shoulder leanin’ when we still recovering in New Orleans and most black folks aren’t living the life these rappers speakin’ on…posers

  • bee

    This is how I feel. I agree some of the south needs to be a whole new category. I’m an east coast fan, and although I don’t hate the south, most of the lyrics are garbage, but the beats are tight. And now I’m like which is worse, preaching violence or preaching ignorance and throwing yourselves out there making a fool out of our people with your 24″ rims and all the ignorance. Be it east west, south or midwest, all that ignorance and violence makes our beautiful black people look ognorant and thats why we get no respect in society, and look at how we act in public, can’t we act like civilized responsible adults with some manners, morals and ethics. I’m veering from my point. I think nas is the deepest most real rapper out. I can’t think of anyone from south or west or even east that can match his lyrical poetry and talemt. Anyone can rap about rims paint woodgrain and make it rhyme with random words. Where are the real lyricaly talented rappers? and I bet no cat from the south can ever match cannibus on a freestyle battle or eminen for that matter. People like ll cool J bring a positive image for black folk, and while 2 pac spoke alot of truth he certainly didn’t lead by example. All the charges shooting at cops, I mean come on, can’t we act right, follow rules and be responsible members of society instead of acting like a bunch of damn crazy animals. Much love to the south, and they are getting better lyrics. there is alot of ignorant stuff on the radio they arent going to play the real lyrical stuff because this new generation don’t want to hear that they thrive on the ignorant teachings of these newer rappers who have no sense of purpose of self, only corrupting minds with ignorance to make their pockets fat. why do you think rappers like nas, method man don’t do alot of commercial stuff? they rap for the right reasons, love of hip hop. I also am a big fan of outkast, goodie mob and roots. ludacris is real catchy with the metaphors, although a little overdone at times. never the less, he is tight, and we can’t forget ugk and scarface.

  • YOUNG DRO SUCKS TI DICK

    young dro suks ass all he did was shoulder lean and thats it his new shit is annnnooo yyy iii yoo iiin oooiingg if u know what i mean haha he uses ti just to get fame and ti is not even in the dam video haha fuck them!

  • J-RIN

    METH HAD THE BEST ALBUM OUT OF ALL THEM HANDS DOWN

  • patty cake man

    dro best flow and lyrics ever!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Virgo

    I just want to congrats him and Fantasia on there new baby!

    Love Ya!
    VIRGO