Most DJs make a name for themselves by appearing on the hottest hip hop songs, but it was DJ Drama mixtapes that made him so well known in the industry. Anyone who buys rap mixtapes has most likely heard one of the releases that have made him an award winning producer. He has released an array of award winning hip hop music and worked with some of the biggest names in the business.
The DJ Drama mixtapes that are perhaps the best known are those that are part of the Gangsta Grillz series, including over fifteen tapes. The series featured appearances by some of the biggest stars in rap, including Diddy, Nelly, Dramacool Yo Gotti, Young Jeezy, Lil’ Wayne, and 50 Cent. In 2006, the tape he produced for Lil Wayne, Dedication 2, was named one of The New York Times Ten Best Recordings of 2006.
When he was ready to get more involved with the music industry, Drama founded Aphilliates Music Group with Don Cannon and DJ Sense. They released more DJ Drama mixtapes featuring their own artist, Willie The Kid. The group was originally signed with Asylum Records but is now working independently of the label.
When DJ Drama is not working on a new mixtape, he is busy as the official DJ for rapper T.I. He appears on most of TI’s recordings and is often seen playing live with him. He also made his acting debut in TI’s 2006 film ATL.
have made him one of the most important players in the hip hop game and allowed him to work with some of its biggest stars. He has received a great deal of critical acclaim both for his own recordings and for his work with TI. He is surely going to continue putting out music that will impress rap fans around the world.