High Times

High Times

by Young Dro
     
 
To the mainstream hip-hop fan most, it seems like comet Young Dro -- aka comet Polo Dro -- only comes around once in a great while: the Grand Hustle member's debut, Best Thang Smokin', dropped in 2006, and this sophomore effort arrived in 2013. Underground fans know different, since the gruff-voiced, party-minded MC unleashed

Overview

To the mainstream hip-hop fan most, it seems like comet Young Dro -- aka comet Polo Dro -- only comes around once in a great while: the Grand Hustle member's debut, Best Thang Smokin', dropped in 2006, and this sophomore effort arrived in 2013. Underground fans know different, since the gruff-voiced, party-minded MC unleashed a suitcase worth of mixtapes in between the two, so don't be surprised that this "long-awaited" follow-up is a slow roller with street tracks because that's where Dro has been posted for some time. Still, tracks like the minimal, mean, and infectious-as-poison-ivy number "FDB" deserves to be lifted from the mixtape world and put on the turntable of every club, and if that weren't enough reason to make this one "official," when the aptly titled stoner anthem "Strong" comes on with a beat as quirky as its producer's name (Dijon "DJ Mustard" McFarlane), it's a number that must be put in the official archive and not lost to the underground. Dro is mainstream street and not as odd as his backbeats with lines like "I'm in the hotel with two lesbians, where the f*ck you all at?" being the kind of brazen baller talk that the rapper considers his comfort zone, but he slings slang, slurs words, and uses his Atlanta drawl to stretch insults into lazy putdowns that are devastating, so take all that into account. Take high-caliber kiss-offs like the guitar-crunching "Hammer Time" ("If a n*gga think he better, I forgive him") and "I'm Cold" ("I got money like the Clampetts, Jethro") into account as well, and think of High Times as a narrow, approachable, and no-crossover type of album, plus a good reason to go searching the Young Dro mixtape section at your neighborhood bootlegger or local Internet.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/15/2013
Label:
Ent. One Music
UPC:
0099923217527
catalogNumber:
2175
Rank:
70672

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Young Dro   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Greg Calloway   Engineer,Administration
Paul Grosso   Art Direction
Billy Kim   Composer,Producer
Lil C   Producer,Engineer
T.I.   Executive Producer
Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs   Producer,Engineer
Ensayne Wayne   Producer
Jason Geter   Executive Producer
Ronnie D   Producer
Millz   Engineer
Clifford Harris   Composer
Kevin Briggs   Composer
DJ Spinz   Producer
Elliot Carter   Engineer
Smash Factory   Producer
Marz   Producer
D'Juan Hart   Composer
Darwin C. Quinn   Composer
Brittany Coney   Composer
JD Butler   Engineer
Clifford Joseph Harris   Composer
FKI   Producer,Engineer
John Groover   Composer
Gary Rafael Hill   Composer
Omar Womack   Composer
Stroud   Producer
Michael Cox   Composer
Elliot Stroud   Composer
Natasha Mosley   Composer
Trocon Markous Roberts   Composer
Candice Mims   Composer
Big Zar   Producer
Andrew Lloyd   Composer
Andrew "Champ" Allen   Engineer
Ace2euce   Engineer
6Mile JP   Producer
Steven Sharief Bolden   Composer
Ronak Dalal   Composer
Nathaniel Josey   Composer
Jonathan Carle   Composer
Jameel "Forgeeauto" Drinkard   Composer
Isha Kadi   Administration
Glenn Lamar Thomas   Composer
Derek Beatty   Engineer
Denisia Andrews   Composer
Clarence Gray   Composer
Justin Martin   Composer
Edward Page   Composer
Dirt   Engineer
Shaw Renee'   Artwork
Sauce Lord Rich   Producer
Parish Carter   Composer
OG   Producer
Michael Allan Davidson   Composer
Dijon "Dj Mustard" McFarlane   Composer,Producer

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