January 04: Drag-On Was Born. (1980)

January 04, 1980 – On This Date In Hip-Hop, Mel “Drag-On” Smalls was born. Drag-On would grow up to: (1) become a member of Ruff Ryders, (2) release 3 albums, (3) start his own Hood Environment label, (4) act in films and (5) beef with The Game for name dropping him on 92 Bars.

Drag-On actually turned getting served by DMX in a battle into a deal with Ruff Ryders:

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  1. when ‘spit these bars’ came out people didn’t know how to react in the clubs down south. i had to make a remix with a different beat to keep it moving