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Young Dro Biography


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Birth Name: D'Juan Hart
Birth Place: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Years Active: 2001 - present
Genres: Southern Hip Hop


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.



Young Dro was born Djuan Hart in Bankhead Atlanta, Georgia. Young Dro grew up the second oldest of his mother's five boys and somewhere amongst the middle seven of his father's 21 children. It was during his teen years that he befriended the now Grand Hustle/Atlantic recording artist T.I. Neither of the two took music seriously at the time.

Young Dro didn't even consider a career in music until another one of his friends, Chris 'Daddy Mack' Smith, scored platinum success as one half of early 90s duo Kris Kross. To make his dream a reality, he first hooked up with pioneering southern rapper Raheem the Dream in the late 90s, who at the time had Drama and D4L front man Fabo signed to his local label. By the end of 2002, Young Dro had the city ablaze with his independent hit single "Yes Sir" and regional hit album "I Got That Dro."

"Best Thang Smokin'" his second studio album was released on August 29, 2006. It reached number three on the Billboard 200 chart and the top spot on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Billboard Top Rap Albums charts. The first single off the album was "Shoulder Lean," which made the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 & Number 1 The Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs charts. This Was Young Dro's First Top 10 single. The song was certified 2 times platinum by the RIAA.