A T.I. protege from Atlanta, Georgia's Bankhead neighborhood, Young Dro was inspired to make music after seeing the success of the 1990's hip hop duo Kris Kross and Goodie Mob. The up-and-coming rapper signed to Grand Hustle Entertainment in 2006 and released his summer hit "Shoulder Lean" and the album Best Thang Smokin' the same year. In 2009, Dro received a Best Collaboration nominee at the BET Awards, along with T.I., for the Yung La "Ain't I" remix. He blazed the fourth quarter of 2013 with "FDB," the leading single from his sophomore effort, High Times.