Philly’s own Meek Mill made a trip to Atlanta’s Velvet Room to celebrate the birthday of DJ Drama. While at the party, Meek took to the mic to preview one of his new joints, “It’s Levels To This Shit.” Dreamchasers III on the way.
XXL release the official mixtape for their 2013 XXL Freshmen hosted by DJ Drama. The 17-track tape features original music from ScHoolboy Q, Trinidad James, Joey Bada$$, Ab-Soul, Logic, Action Bronson, Kirko Bangz, Travi$ Scott, angel haze, and Dizzy Wright, and more. Stream the entire mixtape after the jump. SHAKE UPDATE: Tracked out version has been added. Now you can enjoy each song as their own.
While on his promotional run for Student of the Game (out now), N.O.R.E. sat down with DJ Drama to build on a few topics, including CNN’s response record to Tha Dogg Pound’s New York, New York, being locked up when Illmatic dropped, Guru dropping by Lefrak City when he was a kid and more. In between questions, the two reminisce on some of N.O.R.E.’s older hits like “Oh No” and “N.O.R.E.” Part two after the jump. SoulCultureUK.
While out in Atlanta for the NCAA Championship game (congrats to all Louisville fans, Michigan haters), K. Dot and Groovy Q sit down with DJ Drama to wax poetics about performing at SXSW, being crowned MTV’s Hottest MC in the Game, wanting Nas on “Sing About Me,”, Q’s appearance on the XXL Freshmen cover, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne’s most recent controversial lines and more. Part one up top, two and three down bottom. UPDATE: Q also recently sat down with FUSE and spoke on TDE, his relationship with Kendrick, oxymoron and more. I’ve included it at the end.
On April 1st, the Rosenthal brothers are teaming up with DJ Drama to release their debut mixtape, Urbane Outfitters. Features include Bun B, Freeway, Lil Jon, Maino, Tha Bizness and more.
Dram’s Quality Street Music is out now.
While out in Atlanta, Pusha T sat down with DJ Drama on Hot107.9 about a couple topics.
- On the NFL playoffs, hottest MCs, being motivated by 2 Chainz’ hustle.
- On “beef” with Lil Wayne and Drake, Kendrick’s good kid, m.A.A.d city and the competitiveness of G.O.O.D. Music.
- On his fashion influence.
Before he held his Trouble Man (Dec. 18) listening party in Atlanta, Tip chopped it up with DJ Drama on Shade45 and discussed track 12 “Addresses.” And while no names were mentioned, I think it’s safe to assume who you were originally thinking about is the target.
The Snowman comes through with his DJ Drama-hosted It’s Tha World mixtape featuring 2 Chainz, YG, ‘Sh*t, Lil Boosie, E-40, Trey Songz and production from Jalil Beats, Cardo, DJ Mustard, Mike WiLL Made It, and more. Stream and download the tape after the jump.
DJ Drama talks Quality Street Music, Rick Ross and Young Jeezy going at it at the BET Hip Hop Awards, Dedication 4, and more. After the jump, DJ Drama brings out Meek Mill, Fabolous, Vado, Freeway and Young Chris at his album release party in New York City.
DJ Drama’s Quality Street Music dropped today, and the disgruntled Freshman should be happy to know that he has been credited for this collaboration with Wale.
Drama’s new album, Quality Street Music, hits shelves next Tuesday (pre-order here). Boasting features from Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Ludacris, Childish Gambino, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, Common, Fabolous, Jadakiss, Nipsey Hu$$le, Pusha T, Curren$y, Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, Drake, Young Jeezy, B.o.B and more.
LISTEN: DJ Drama – Quality Street Music [SPIN]