Exclusive: Young Dro Says Read His Lips: "I Am Lyrical Rap Coming Out Of The South"

Monday, Oct 21, 2013 2:30PM

Written by SOHH for Young Dro

[With his new High Times album finally on store shelves, Young Dro tells SOHH readers why they can always rely on him to deliver hard-body rap lyrics despite being considered a so-called "Southern" rapper.]

People are asking me if lyrical rap is back because Young Dro is back. I am lyrical rap, you feel me, coming out of the South.

Back then, and remember I love my city, but back then we were more about booty-shake music and everybody was dancing. Everyone was listening to the 69 Boyz. It was all about dance music. That's what we came up from. There was a lot of Miami music.

Now listen to what I'm going to tell you.

The reason why I say that is because back then when people were up on that, I was up on Nas, [Ghostface Killah] Tony Starks, Raekwon, Jadakiss. Do you feel what I'm saying? I was listening to all of that stuff, Guru, everything.

I can tell you that when I came up, I came up as lyrical. You feel what I'm saying? So the question of if lyrical rap is back, is because when I spit it, it's not really dance music. And then when me and Tip did decide to dance, that's what led up to "Shoulda Lean."

We're leaning up in the club, we're not all about that dancing. Really, lyrical rap is back when it comes down to Dro.

So that's what you're going to expect from High Times.

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