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DJ Drama

About

Tyree Cinque Simmons (born April 22, 1978), professionally known as DJ Drama, is an American DJ, record executive and music promoter. He is the co-founder (with Don Cannon) of Generation Now, an Atlantic Records imprint with artists including Lil Uzi Vert, Jack Harlow, and Skeme on its roster. He gained recognition as the official DJ for Atlanta rapper T.I. and as a prominent mixtape DJ with his series, Gangsta Grillz. Numerous artists have appeared on DJ Drama's Gangsta Grillz tapes, including Lil Wayne, Fabolous, Ludacris, Jeezy, Gucci Mane, and many others.

He was a co-founder of the Atlanta-based DJ and artist collective known as the Aphilliates. Drama has released 5 studio albums, curating tracks with both "underground" and prominent rappers, including Quality Street Music 2. He performs in many different places Philadelphia, New Orleans, New York, Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles, Detroit, Cleveland, Chicago, Raleigh, and more.

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October 30, 2022

Taylor Swift’s ‘Midnights’ Blasts in at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart With Biggest Week for an Album in 7 Years

Plus: Arctic Monkeys, YoungBoy Never Broke Again and Jeezy & DJ Drama debut in top 10.

www.billboard.com

October 26, 2022

The Contenders: Taylor Swift Leads Billboard 200 Race by a Midnight Mile, Trailed by Arctic Monkeys & YoungBoy Never Broke Again

New sets from Jeezy & DJ Drama and Carly Rae Jepsen should also be factors in this week's race for the top spot.

www.billboard.com

October 16, 2022

Jeezy and DJ Drama Perform B Side Concert in Atlanta

Jeezy and DJ Drama hosted their B Side concert in Atlanta on Saturday night, where they played a set of deep cuts from their popular mixtape songs.

www.complex.com

September 16, 2022

Stream Symba’s ‘Gangsta Grillz’ Project ‘DJ Drama Presents: Results Take Time’ f/ Pusha-T, Roddy Ricch, and More

Nearly two years after dropping his breakthrough project 'Don’t Run From R.A.P.,' Symba returns with the release of his new album 'Results Take Time.'

www.complex.com

September 9, 2022

DJ Drama Says He Would 'Love' to Do a 'Verzuz' Against DJ Khaled

In a new interview on 'Ebro in the Morning,' DJ Drama said that he would be down to face off against DJ Khaled in a potential 'Verzuz' battle.

www.complex.com

September 2, 2022

DJ Drama and Jeezy Link for New Song and Video “I Ain’t Gon Hold Ya”

DJ Drama and Jeezy have teamed up for some undeniable magic once again, this time for the release of their new song and video "I Ain't Gone Hold Ya."

www.complex.com

August 22, 2022

DJ Drama Criticizes Narrative That Roc Nation 'Saved' Lil Uzi Vert's Career From Generation Now

During an appearance on the 'New Rory & Mal' podcast, DJ Drama sounded off on the narrative that Roc Nation "saved" Lil Uzi Vert's career from Generation Now.

www.complex.com

August 20, 2022

DJ Drama on the Drake vs. Meek Mill Beef: 'Everybody Did Something Wrong'

The Generation Now co-founder reflected on the since-squashed beef while speaking to Rory and Mal: 'Everybody played a role in how it went down.'

www.complex.com

August 19, 2022

OMB Peezy and DJ Drama Link for 'Gangsta Grillz' Mixtape 'MisGuided' f/ G Herbo, NLE Choppa, and Morray

Over a year after his latest album 'Too Deep for My Fears,' OMB Peezy joins forces with DJ Drama for a new 'Gangsta Grillz' mixtape titled 'Misguided.'

www.complex.com

July 1, 2022

Premiere: DJ Drama Shares Video for New Song “Forever” f/ Fabolous, Jim Jones, Benny the Butcher, and Capella Grey

The track is produced by DJ Canon and features a KRS-One sample, while the official video for the new collab was helmed by director Kid Art.

www.complex.com

June 27, 2022

Jack Harlow Brings Out Brandy, Lil Wayne & DJ Drama for 2022 BET Awards Performance

Brandy previously recorded a playful freestyle diss after the rapper guessed that Aaliyah sang one of her hits.

www.billboard.com

May 6, 2022

DJ Drama Addresses 'Narrative' There's Issue Between Him and Drake After Fan Brings Up Jack Harlow Collaboration

DJ Drama took to Twitter to address a fan who brought up his relationship with Drake, who collaborated with Jack Harlow on the song "Churchill Downs."

www.complex.com

April 18, 2022

Wiz Khalifa and Logic announce co-headlining tour

The 'Vinyl Verse' tour also features 24kGoldn, DJ Drama, C Dot Castro and Fedd the God The post Wiz Khalifa and Logic announce co-headlining tour appeared first on NME.

www.nme.com

April 8, 2022

Jim Jones Drops "We Set the Trends" Remix f/ Juelz Santana, Lil Wayne, DJ Khaled, and Migos

The original version, which featured Migos, was released in late 2021. It appeared on Jones' and DJ Drama's joint project, 'Gangsta Grillz: We Set the Trends.'

www.complex.com

April 5, 2022

J. Cole Surveys His Empire on the Low-Stakes Mixtape ‘D-Day’

DJ Drama helms the release, with assists from Earthgang, 2 Chainz, A$AP Ferg and others.

www.rollingstone.com

April 4, 2022

5 Best Moments From Day 2 of Dreamville Music Festival 2022

Wiz Khalifa, DJ Drama and more highlights from the final day of the Raleigh, NC festival.

www.billboard.com

March 31, 2022

DJ Drama & Dreamville Drop ‘D-Day: A Gangsta Grillz Mixtape’

J. Cole's Dreamville teamed up with DJ Drama to unveil D-Day: A Gangsta Grillz Mixtape.

www.billboard.com

March 31, 2022

Dreamville and DJ Drama Link Up for 'Gangsta Grillz' Mixtape 'D-Day' f/ J. Cole, Ari Lennox, J.I.D, EarthGang, More

J. Cole and Dreamville join forces with DJ Drama to receive their own 'Gangsta Grillz' mixtape called 'D-Day' leading up to their second annual Dreamville Fest.

www.complex.com

March 31, 2022

J. Cole’s Dreamville and DJ Drama Releasing New Mixtape This Week

D-Day: A Gangsta Grillz Mixtape is out March 31

pitchfork.com

March 2, 2022

J. Cole, Lil Baby to Headline Dreamville 2022: See the Lineup

The North Carolina fest will also feature the debut of DJ Drama's Gangsta Grillz with Lil Wayne, Jeezy and T.I., as well as the onstage reunion of Ashanti and Ja Rule.

www.billboard.com

September 17, 2021

Lakeyah Announces New Project With DJ Drama, Shares Video for New Song: Watch

“313-414,” featuring Tee Grizzley, will appear on the Milwaukee rapper’s My Time

pitchfork.com

July 28, 2021

DJ Drama Ranks His Top 10 Gangsta Grillz Projects of All Time

DJ Drama ranks his top 10 Gangsta Grillz projects from the respected series. Continue reading…

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Discs

Voices

January 6, 2023

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Tryin to Get A Bloc

January 6, 2023

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The Oath

January 6, 2023

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RZA

January 6, 2023

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Project Baby (Remix)

January 6, 2023

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Not So Bad

January 6, 2023

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New Punani

January 6, 2023

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Lemonade

January 6, 2023

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Intro

January 6, 2023

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Igloo

January 6, 2023

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Going Yeezy

January 6, 2023

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Get Even

January 6, 2023

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Gang Gang

January 6, 2023

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Free Smoke

January 6, 2023

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Forever

January 6, 2023

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Earned

January 6, 2023

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Die In The Streets

January 6, 2023

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Da 30

January 6, 2023

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Choose You

January 6, 2023

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Can't Stop Won't Stop (Remix)

January 6, 2023

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CBTD

January 6, 2023

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Big Dog Status

January 6, 2023

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Addicted to You

January 6, 2023

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Coke Boys 6

January 6, 2023

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Coke Boys 6: Money Heist Edition

January 6, 2023

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Die In the Streets

January 5, 2023

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Addicted To You

January 5, 2023

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Rollin Stone

January 4, 2023

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Kill us both : Gangsta Grillz

December 16, 2022

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God Save (Trapremix)

December 6, 2022

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Book of David

November 18, 2022

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Thanksgiving

November 17, 2022

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Gangsta Grillz: DJ Drama Presents David Sabastian God Save The Rave

November 11, 2022

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SNOFALL

October 21, 2022

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Gangsta Grillz: I Still Got It

October 20, 2022

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Results Take Time

September 16, 2022

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I Ain’t Gon Hold Ya

September 2, 2022

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Misguided

August 19, 2022

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The World Is Yours: Gangsta Grillz

July 8, 2022

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Jangle$ Jungle Deluxe

May 13, 2022

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Moonwalking (feat. Ron Suno)

May 6, 2022

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Trapstar

December 17, 2021

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Feeling Myself (feat. DJ Drama)

December 17, 2021

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BOGUARD (feat. DJ Drama)

October 22, 2021

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Famous

October 1, 2021

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Fame Or Feds 3

July 23, 2021

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Chaining Day

July 16, 2021

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Murda Boyz (Remix)

May 18, 2021

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Flood The Streets

April 28, 2021

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12 AM in Atlanta 2

April 10, 2020

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Superstar

March 27, 2020

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Selfies

March 13, 2020

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350

February 28, 2020

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#Frn2 Gangsta Grillz

November 22, 2019

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Nasty

September 20, 2019

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Still Thumbing: Gangsta Grillz

August 1, 2017

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Wishing Remix (feat. Chris Brown, Fabolous, Trey Songz, Jhene Aiko & Tory Lanez)

September 29, 2016

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Quality Street Music 2

July 22, 2016

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Body for My Zipcode (feat. Young Life, Freddie Gibbs and Dave East)

July 15, 2016

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Election Day

May 28, 2016

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Wishing (feat. Chris Brown, Skeme & Lyquin)

May 9, 2016

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Right Back feat. Jeezy, Young Thug & Rich Homie Quan

September 30, 2014

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4 What feat. Jeezy, Yo Gotti & Juicy J

June 25, 2013

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So Many Girls feat. Wale, Tyga & Roscoe Dash

February 5, 2013

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Quality Street Music

October 2, 2012

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My Moment (feat. 2 Chainz, Meek Mill and Jeremih)

July 10, 2012

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Gangsta Grillz Legends Series Unloaded

February 27, 2012

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We In This (feat. Young Jeezy, T.I., Ludacris and Future)

February 7, 2012

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Ain't No Way Around It Remix feat. Future, Big Boi & Young Jeezy

February 7, 2012

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There Is No Competition: Death Comes In 3s

December 25, 2011

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Third Power

October 11, 2011

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Dreamchasers

August 11, 2011

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Oh My (feat. Fabolous, Roscoe Dash & Wiz Khalifa)

June 14, 2011

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Screwed In The Grillz Vol. 1

March 29, 2011

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O.R.A.N.G.E

February 1, 2010

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Trap or Die

June 15, 2009

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Gangsta Grillz: The Album Vol. 2

May 19, 2009

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Day Dreaming (feat. Akon, Snoop Dogg & T.I.)

February 9, 2009

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Hood Generals

July 29, 2008

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Can't Ban the Snowman

July 22, 2008

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Gangsta Grillz The Album

December 4, 2007

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Headcrack Entertainment

May 7, 2007

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The Leak Unloaded

January 1, 2007

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Gangsta Grillz Hitz

September 26, 2006

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Gangsta Grillz 8

September 26, 2006

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The Legend Series - Gangsta Grillz

September 26, 2006

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