Melvin Jason Smalls (born February 8,1979), better known as Drag-on, is an American rapper from The Bronx, New York City. He's a member of the group Ruff Ryders and of African-American and Jamaican-American descent.
He has a long and profitable history in the background of hardcore rap albums; contributing to projects like DMX's two multi-platinum albums, Ruff Ryders' Ryde or Die, Vol. 1, DJ Clue's The Professional, The L.O.X (Living Off Experience) We Are The Streets, Eve's First Lady and several compilations, soundtracks and mixtapes. In early 2000, he released his first solo album, Opposite of H2O, which showed his laid-back, slippery grooves and thug rhymes.
In 2004 he released Hell and Back, in which he shows his newer hardcore style. In this album he also relates to real life issues such as his mother Terrie Smith's battle with throat cancer, family member struggles with drugs, being abandoned by his father, street fights, losing unborn twin boys to a miscarriage, and living and sleeping wherever he could for a while.
Drag-On has started his own label, Hood Environment, though it will not be under the Full Surface umbrella. His independent project, also titled Hood Environment, was released on September 4.
Rumor has it that he might call the album "Hood Environment" after his new label. He has 3 tracks that The Individualz produced for the album.
He has released a track called "Get Money" Ft. Swizz Beatz produced by Vinylz which can be heard on the "The GrindHouse Mix Tape", along with another song called "School of Hard Knocks" Produced & Featured by Swizz Beatz