November 12, 2021

Drag‐On - Opposite of H₂O (2000)

Country: U.S.A.
Genre: Hip-Hop
Style: Gangsta Rap, Pop Rap
Label Number: 0694906092

© 2000 Ruff Ryders/Interscope Records
While DMX remains top dog of the Ruff Ryder family hierarchy, the emergence Eve, the Lox, and in-house producer Swizz Beatz has expedited the label's transformation from a once-emerging force into a hip-hop powerhouse of the late '90s and early '00s. The next wave of the double R movement is Drag-On, and title of his debut, The Opposite of H2O, refers to his self-acclaimed lyrical zest. Drag's high voltage persona but juvenile rhyme schemes are most pressing when aligned with his Ruff Ryders cohorts: "Here We Go" featuring Eve, "Niggas Die 4 Me" featuring DMX, and "Ready for War" featuring the Lox. But in a most unenviable catch-22, Drag's lyrical deficiencies are also magnified by these groupings, as inept solo tracks "Ladies 2000" and "Groundhog's Day" reveal an emcee who is still very codependent on his crew. Overall, Opposite of H2O crashes and burns.

* Due to past abuse, comments for the Hip-Hop section have been disabled. 

tags: drag on, opposite of h20, 2000, flac,