Drag-On Signs With Swizz Beatz’s Full Surface Records

According to a statement released by the rapper’s camp, Bronx rapper Drag-On recently signed a new solo deal with Swizz Beatz’s Full Surface Records. Drag, whose real name is Melvin Smalls, was signed to Swizz’s former Ruff Ryders crew at the peak of their popularity in 1998. After appearing frequently on the crew’s 1999 compilation Ryde or Die Vol. 1, he went on to release two albums with Ruff Ryders, 2000′s gold-selling Opposite of H20 and 2004′s commercially ignored Hell and Back, which were distributed by Interscope and Virgin Records, respectively. After parting ways with the label, he released his third album Hood Environment earlier this year on his own independent label of the same name.

More recently, Drag has also appeared on Swizz’s One Man Band Man album and has been in the studio with Full Surface artist Cassidy. Drag has reportedly been working “daily” with Swizz on his fourth album, which will be released in conjunction with Full Surface. While the majority of the label’s artists are distributed through Interscope Records, they are still looking for a distributor for this particular project.

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  • gnutz

    2B honest who cares????

  • KingJaffi

    Its funny how Full Surface is just basically Ruff Ryders rejects. Drag-On, Eve, Yung Wun, Cassidy, Swizz… was it really neccessary for Swizz to create Full Surface? They all could have just stayed with RR

  • fireforreal

    I guess that’s a good look for drag because the ruff ryders days of hits are over.He needs to have the support from somebody like swizz who see’s his vision.

  • http://myspace/wilpowermusicproductions Sir Wil

    This is Sir Wil of myspace.com/wilpowermusicproductions and I always thought Drag-On had skills. I’m happy his boy looked out for him and put him on.

  • Deez Nutz

    Who the hell is going to buy a Fag On album? His album was bricking before bricking was the norm…

  • http://www.hip-hopkings.com Stu

    Drag-On has been on some dope albums, and songs.
    Gotta respect him.

    Plus Swizz always brings to fire!

  • Mayor of the D

    i agree with Deez Nuttz. This nigga was garbage throughout his whole career. He better off just working at McDonalds instead flipping burgers. Fuckin chump. Fuck this wack nigga

  • Rodjilius

    well i guess he really didnt go nowhere he went from ruff ryders label to the ruff ryders main producer’s label

  • wow this nigga so sick

    wow yah remeber that song wit juve down bottom that shit had the clup going crazy and his cd wow yah crackas are amazing

  • Three4

    Drag-On is not among the best but he is waaay better than a lot of artists today…

  • Freddy(Vega$)

    Good for them, Swizz is tryin to bring the real niggaz back!!


    Hope Drag On dont just jump on tracks like Stat Quo and never drop an LP, its a good look for FS cuz RR is BOOBOO
    What up Cassidy check B.A.R.S!

  • Drizzle

    DragOn is the shit. Yall need to check out his Hell and Back album. That shit bangs. Haters can suck a dlck. Swizz will bring it with Drag.

  • therealrob

    aren’t you supposed to remove those tags on the sleeve of a new suit after you buy it?

    what a moron.

  • http://www.soulpitchhustle.blogspot.com SOULPITCHDIVA

    Congrads Dragon on that move. You know I love you on “ShoeBox” by Dame Grease. That was definetely fire. Props to Grease for always Bringin them dogz out the dark!!


  • http://www.myspace.com/deandresurrellthegreat deandrethegreat

    this is for the niggas dat a ride wit me/
    my niggas is da niggas getn high wit me/
    and we could get it oooooon