Hip hop music, Musical Artist

1979 –


Who is Drag-On?

Mel Jason Smalls, 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. 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. 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.


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Jan 4, 1979
The Bronx
Also known as
  • Drag On
  • Dragon
  • Melvin Jason Smalls
  • Mel Jason Smalls
  • African American
  • United States of America
Lived in
  • New Jersey
  • The Bronx
  • New York City

on July 23, 2013