|Birth name Darnel Robinson|
Name Dru Down
Genres Hip hop
|Occupation(s) Rapper, actor|
Record label Relativity Records
Years active 1988–present
|Born September 14, 1969 (age 51) (1969-09-14) |
Labels C-Note RecordsRelativity RecordsPimp On Records
Associated acts 2Pac, The Regime, Luniz, Mac Dre
Movies Original Gangstas, On Tour: Real Talk: Vol. 1
Albums Explicit Game, Pimpin' Phernelia, Gangsta Pimpin', Can You Feel Me, Chronicles Of A Pimp
Similar Shock G, Yukmouth, Numskull
Dru down ptbtv interview luniz 3x krazy oakland bay area rapper regime yukmouth pimp
Danyle Robinson (born September 14, 1969) better known by his stage name Dru Down, is an American rapper and actor from Oakland, California. He is a member of The Regime, a collective of rappers that includes Yukmouth, Tech N9ne, Messy Marv, BG Bulletwound, Dorasel, Grant Rice, Tha Realest and Gonzoe.
- Dru down ptbtv interview luniz 3x krazy oakland bay area rapper regime yukmouth pimp
- Dru down no one loves you 1995
- Music career
- MSNBC Lockup episode
Dru down no one loves you 1995
The title track of his 1996 album Can You Feel Me was a minor but commercial hit. Dru Down is probably best known for his worldwide viral music video "Pimp of the Year", aka "Mack of the Year", written and directed by Marty Thomas, who also directed two controversial remixes. He's performed with Spice 1, Mac Dre, E-40, Richie Rich, Shock G, Yukmouth, The Luniz, and other Bay Area rappers, and introduces the 2Pac song "All About You". Dru Down also plays a part in the 1996 movie Original Gangstas. He had a short tenure with Ruthless Records in 2001-2002, although the album was ultimately released via C-Note Records, a fact alluded to in the beginning of his album, Gangsta Pimpin'. In 2001, he released a movie of his own, Hip Hop & Porn Stars. Currently, Dru is signed to rapper Yukmouth's Smoke-A-Lot Records and owns his own record label, Pimp On Records. Dru Down released his 2010 album Chronicles of a Pimp on November 16 a collaboration with Stay Tooned Entertainment.
MSNBC Lockup episode
Dru Down was featured on an episode of Lockup on MSNBC. During the episode he was interviewed by the show's producers and was said to be serving a three-year jail sentence at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, California (Alameda County) 20 miles from Oakland.