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Young Dro
Birth name D'Juan Hart
Born 1979 (age 30–31)[1]
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Genres Southern hip hop
Occupations Rapper
Years active 2001 - present
Labels Grand Hustle/Atlantic Records/Supa Swagg Ent.
Associated acts T.I., Yung L.A., Big Kuntry King, Young Jeezy, P$C, Crown J, Yung Marrio, Corey-V

D'Juan Hart, better known by his stage name Young Dro is an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia and a protégé of T.I.. He performed as Dro from 2000 until he signed to T.I.'s label in 2006, when he became known as Young Dro.



Hart was born in the Bankhead neighborhood of western Atlanta in 1980. Chris "Daddy Mack" Smith, one half of rap duo Kris Kross, was one of his best friends and inspired him to pursue a rap career. In 2000, Hart signed to Tight IV Life Records and released an album I Got That Dro under the stage name Dro. He signed to T.I.'s label Grand Hustle Records, an imprint of Atlantic Records, in 2006 and became Young Dro. "Shoulder Lean" was Young Dro's debut single under Grand Hustle; its video was heavily rotated on BET and MTV2, and its ringtone sold over 500,000 copies. Young Dro's major label debut Best Thang Smokin' was released in August 2006.[1] "Shoulder Lean" peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and topped the Hot Rap Tracks chart. The next single was "Rubberband Banks", which peaked at #23 on the rap chart. He is planning to release a collaboration with Lupe Fiasco in the coming future. [2]



Year Title Peak chart positions
U.S. U.S. R&B U.S. Rap
2001 I Got That Dro
  • Released: 2001
2006 Best Thang Smokin'
  • Released: August 29, 2006
  • Label: Grand Hustle/Atlantic
  • Format: CD, LP, digital download
3 1 1
2010 P.O.L.O. (Players Only Live Once)[3]
  • Released: March 26, 2010[4]
  • Label: Grand Hustle/Atlantic
  • Format: CD, LP, digital download
To be released


As lead performer

Year Song U.S. U.S. R&B U.S. Rap Album
2006 "Shoulder Lean" (featuring T.I.) 10 1 1 Best Thang Smokin'
"Rubberband Banks" 102 44 23
2009 "Take Off" (featuring Yung L.A.) 71 P.O.L.O. (Players Only Live Once)
"I Don't Know Yall" (featuring Yung L.A.)
"On Fire"

As featured performer

Year Song U.S. U.S. R&B U.S. Rap Album
2005 "Do Ya Thang" (P$C featuring Young Dro) T.I. Presents the P$C: 25 to Life
2006 "Top Back [Remix]" (T.I. featuring Young Jeezy, Young Dro, Big Kuntry King, & B.G.) 29 13 8 Grand Hustle Presents: In da Streetz Volume 4
"Tell 'Em What They Wanna Hear" (Rashad featuring T.I. & Young Dro) 76
"We Fly High [Remix]" (Jim Jones featuring T.I., Diddy, Juelz Santana, Birdman & Young Dro) A Dipset X-Mas
2007 "I'm a G" (Yung Joc featuring Young Dro & Bun B) Hustlenomics
2008 "Ain't I" (Yung L.A. featuring Young Dro & T.I.) 47 7 4 Futuristic Leland
2009 "Checkin' My Fresh" (Kia Shine featuring Young Dro & Maino) 2000 Shine
"Aint Chu You" (Mike Epps featuring Young Dro & Dorrough) Funny Bidness Da Album
"My Partna Dem" (Rich Kids featuring Young Dro) TBA
"I'm Good" (Crown J featuring Young Dro) I'm Good

Awards and nominations

Award Category Year Result
BET Hip Hop Awards Element Award: Best Hip Hop Dance Of The Year (Shoulder Lean) 2006 Nominated
BET Hip Hop Awards Best Collabo (Shoulder Lean with T.I.) 2006 Nominated
BET Hip Hop Awards BET Mobile Hot Ring Award (Shoulder Lean with T.I.) 2006 Won
The Dirty Awards Best New Dirty 2006 Nominated
The Ozone Awards Best Rapper Award (Georgia) 2006 Won


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