Dedication 2, released in May 2006, appeared on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and was labeled by The New York Times as "one of the 10 best recordings of 2006. [3][4], After high school, he moved to Atlanta to attend Clark Atlanta University (CAU) where he studied mass communication.

[26] He followed that with the release of his fourth album, Quality Street Music, in late 2012. The Academy Announces 1st Wave of DJs", "10 A&Rs Behind Your Favorite Artists of 2014", "Mixtape Cover: 50 Cent x DJ Drama – 'The Lost Tape, "Nipsey Hussle & DJ Drama - Crenshaw (Mixtape Review)", "New Music: Snoop Dogg & DJ Drama 'That's My Work Vol.

4: Revolutionary but Gangsta Grillz, There Is No Competition 3: Death Comes in 3's, DJ Drama Presents: XXL 2013's Freshmen Class, Hustle & Flow: Music from the Motion Picture,, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 17 September 2020, at 09:43. [3] One of his first series (called Electric Relaxation) included a variety of R&B tracks. Thanksgiving. [35], In 2015, DJ Drama and Don Cannon founded the Atlantic Records imprint, Generation Now. is welcome on all three of his tracks as he tries hard to pay back his boy Drama for becoming Grand Hustle's official DJ. [13] The album's lead single—"5000 Ones" featuring Nelly, T.I., Yung Joc, Willie the Kid, Jeezy, and Twista—debuted on BET. [4] In 1998, he released his first mixtape (Jim Crow Laws) composed exclusively of Southern hip hop acts like Outkast, Three 6 Mafia, and Mystikal. Just as good but for completely different reasons is the all-star "5000 Ones," which could get any party started thanks to Jazze Pha's rousing production and good-time rhymes from everyone involved. Take OutKast's "The Art of Storytellin, Pt. [40], Generation Now had its first number one record on the Billboard 200 with Lil Uzi Vert's August 2017 debut studio album, Luv Is Rage 2. Tyree Simmons was born and raised largely in the Germantown area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Drama lost his "DJ" prefix due to legal threats from another DJ, but more importantly, he lost 81,000 copies of Gangsta Grillz mixtape CDs when he and his Aphilliates partner Don Cannon had their Atlanta office raided on January 16, 2007. Numerous artists have appeared on DJ Drama's Gangsta Grillz tapes, including Lil Wayne, Fabolous, Ludacris, Jeezy, Gucci Mane, and many others. [16], In August 2013, Drama co-founded The Academy, a DJ incubator and art collective, with Don Cannon and DJ Sense. The album was preceded by the singles "We in This Bitch" and "My Moment". [3][5] In late 2005, Drama produced and hosted Lil Wayne's The Dedication mixtape, which would spawn a long series of Dedication tapes. Both DJ Drama and Don Cannon were taken into custody on RICO charges.

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