T.I. can’t warrant a post here in 2013 (actually, it tends to take something really interesting to grab my attention), but the return of Young Dro to relevancy amongst the Grand Hustle ranks is really intriguing. For the last, say, 7 years, Dro’s been on the back burner of Clifford’s label, and last year there was even some blog speculation that Dro had left increasingly Disney-friendly label. Yet, here he is, popping up on songs with French Montana and Meek Mill, songs produced by Young Chop and FKi, and having the most dominant presence on the tape aside from Tip and Bobby Ray.
Does that result in good music? Not particularly, but the story still deserves to be reported. Has Young Dro finally found his way back in T.I.’s favor? Probably not, but he seems incapable of escaping his contract, so he might as well steal the show on songs like this instead of releasing solo mixtapes only enthusiasts care about.