Best Thang Smokin Clean
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Vinyl, Original recording, Explicit Lyrics, September 12, 2006
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Now, I'm not saying Dro is the best thing since sliced bread, or, "The Best Thang Smokin'," because he clearly isn't. However, the people that compare his skills to the likes of a Jim Jones are clearly hating. His rhymes, for an emcee of his status, show some clever similies; Dro's obsession with colors has been noted multiple times in the past, but it's still a pretty refreshing trait, that Dro's thrown in there to help set himself away from the pack. His flow, while not nearly as intoxicating as Tip's, is still pretty polished for a rookie emcee; his diction is clear, his breath control is above-average, and his Southern drawl is pleasing to the ears. His subject matter isn't too crippled; afterall, he's virtually rapping about the same things Tip usually does.Read more ›
Young Dro's built his buzz off one song, his lead-off track. Young Dro's lead-off single "Shoulder Lean" combines bass infused Southern bounce with witty one-liners. Dro displays some lyrical prowess riding the beat correctly and stating memorable quotables like "I take breath/the opposite of Primatene Mist." With aid from T.I. on the chorus, "Shoulder Lean" has club banger written all over it and its success on mainstream video shows co-signs that fact.
Dro uses "They Don't Really Know Bout Dro" to introduce himself on the album. Providing more than his share of references to candy-coated paint, big rims, expensive cars--you know the usual rapper references-- but Dro sells him self short by showing signs of cleverness but keeping it monotonous with shallow subject content. On the flipside, the production quakes your speakers with bass, percussion and brass. Speaking of production, Jazze Pha steps in to assist with "U Don't See Me" which also features Slim Thug. Dro does a fine service to the beat picking a good pocket to fit in on the track and a few lines like "I walk out the airport and only bad hoes pursuing me/I pimp fluently they chase me like a truancy..." while Slim Thug's towering presence contributes to making this a successful effort.
The songs that give depth to Young Dro are few and far between but include "We Lied" and "Hear Me Cry.Read more ›
Pros: Young Dro has an impressive style(crazy wordplay) that's all his. He gives most of those dudes from T.I' s group P$C a run for their money lyrically.
Cons: His overly descriptive rhymes, where everything from the color of car interior to watches will be compared to fruits, vegetables and candy, get annoying after a while.
Standout Tracks: THEY DONT REALLY KNOW BOUT DRO, PRESIDENTIAL, SHOULDER LEAN(although Im not a fan of the dance phase this record was cool with me), RUBBERBAND BANKS(sick beat, zany wordplay but the dumbest hook I've heard in a while), 100 YARD DASH, HEAR ME CRY(deep song I would have rated this album higher if there were more tracks like this one), GANGSTA, WHAT IT IS and IT AINT OVER. Filler: Man In The Trunk(Jackie Chan?) is commercial garbage plus boring tracks like We Lied, High Five and My Girl couldnt be saved by Dro no matter how well he raps. U Dont See Me and Fresh are two commercial tracks that fades away from memory easily. My copy of this album has two bonus tracks Getting Rich and Dont Play With Me. Lets just say that those of you that have the original copy dodged two lethal bullets! Bottom Line: Young Dro's Best Thang Smokin is a good debut that could be better. The production was good for most of the tracks and Young Dro's rhymes were crazy but the overly descriptive rhymes about the colors of cars and rims have got to go. Young Dro might not be the Best Thang Smokin but he is the best thing since T.I.
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"Best Thang Smokin" was shipped and met my standards. I gave it this ranking because i was pleased with the delievery.Published on March 20, 2013 by Jonathan
love the purchase. good purchase that i feel was very beneficial to me. the purchse came as said it would.Published on October 24, 2011 by jonathan askew
This CD is the BoMb! " My Girl " is definitely the best track on the CD. Any true Player can relate to this track. Shoulder Lean is alright too... Read morePublished on August 2, 2011 by Matty
This is a fly southern-rap album but is also very lacking in true skill expression. Every song on the album hits, and hits hard. Read morePublished on January 19, 2009 by Mr. Tidwell Longbottom
An extremely lyrical southern mc with bangin beats. I think he writes for TI.Published on May 3, 2008 by CK