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Not to be confused with Drama .

Tyree Cinque Simmons (born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvaniamarker) is an Atlanta, Georgiamarker-based hip hop artist and the official DJ for Grand Hustle/Atlantic recording artist T.I.. Drama is best known for producing mixtapes, including the successful "Gangsta Grillz" series and Dedication 2, which the New York Times called one of the "10 best recordings of 2006".

DJ Drama's debut album Gangsta Grillz: The Album was released in December 2007 on the Grand Hustle label. The album's first street single, "Takin Pictures", featured Young Jeezy, Willie The Kid, Jim Jones, Rick Ross, Young Buck and T.I. , while the first official single, "5000 Ones", featuring Nelly, T.I., Yung Joc, Willie the Kid, Young Jeezy and Twista, debuted on BET.

DJ Drama owns Aphilliates Music Group with DJ Don Cannon & and DJ Sense. In 2006, Aphilliates Music Group inked a label deal with Asylum Records

There is a new rumor that DJ Drama plans to take his Aphilliates Music Group company over to Def Jam Recordings in 2010 through a Joint Venture with the label.


Studio albums


Year Song Chart positions
U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B U.S. Rap Album
2007 "5000 Ones" (featuring Nelly, T.I., Yung Joc, Willie the Kid, Young Jeezy, & Twista) - 73 - Gangsta Grillz: The Album
2009 "Day Dreaming" (featuring Akon, Snoop Dogg, & T.I.) - 88 - Gangsta Grillz: The Album
"Ridiculous" (featuring Gucci Mane, Yo Gotti, Lonnie Mac, & OJ Da Juiceman) - 104 -


Dedication series with Lil Wayne

Other Mixtapes


  • BET Hip-Hop Awards
    • DJ of the Year (Nominated)



  1. Samantha M. Shapiro, "Hip-hop outlaw (industry version)", New York Times Magazine, February 18, 2007
  2. Rap Basement - T.I., Jeezy, Jim Jones Blast Mixtape Raid On New DJ Drama Track
  3. illRoots » Blog Archive » DJ Drama - 5000 Ones
  4. "Andre 3000 keeps DJ Drama waiting", Mixtape Mondays, MTV, August 4, 2006
  5. DJ Drama Already Working On Third Gangsta Grillz Album. MTV News. Accessed May 26, 2009.

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