Reese Laflare confirms DJ Drama Gangsta Grillz project is on the way

Reese Laflare has been one of the most influential underground figures in hip-hop for the past decade. The Atlanta emcee was an original member of the popular Two-9 collective, before venturing off to build his own career as a solo artist and fashion designer. Since 2020, Laflare has released three installments of his Diva series. Each […]

Tyler, the Creator officially closes door on era at Made in America

PHILADELPHIA – Tyler, the Creator is moving on. The Day One headliner for the 2022 Made in America music festival announced that 13 months after its release, he was putting an end to the Call Me If You Get Lost era. “I put Call Me If You Get Lost out last June and s—,” Tyler said during […]

DVSN, Seddy Hendrix, and Generation Now show support at Pandora music panel

On Aug. 31, Pandora introduced their “Playback” panel with LVRN Radio hosted by Joshua “J1” Raiford, the Vice President of Music Programming for Pandora. The panel included Amber Grimes, the Executive Vice President and GM of LVRN Records, and Justice Baiden, the c0-founder of LVRN Records. Grimes and Baiden spoke with the label Generation Now, […]

DJ Drama gives scoop on working with Tyler, The Creator versus Donald Glover

DJ Drama is responsible for two of rap’s biggest artists of the past decade. The longtime DJ and father of the legendary Gangsta Grillz mixtape series signed Lil Uzi Vert and Jack Harlow. At the 2022 BET Awards, Drama performed with Harlow as he debuted a new single with Lil Wayne and brought out Brandy […]

Tyler, The Creator serves up opulence and feelings on his latest release

To say that the Grammy Award-winning rapper Tyler, The Creator is eclectic can be a bit of an understatement. His sixth album, Call Me If You Get Lost, is easily one of the best releases of 2021 and positions Tyler at the top of his peer class as he continues to grow and shine as […]

Rapper Jack Harlow’s DJ charged in deadly shooting

Ronnie Lucciano, the DJ for Kentucky rapper Jack Harlow, has been indicted in the death of a woman, following a shooting on last Saturday, May 8.  The “What’s Poppin’ rapper who is signed to DJ Drama and Don Cannon’s Generation Now record label, in conjunction with Atlantic Records, was also in the club when the […]

DJ Drama removed from United Airlines flight for alleged mask violation (video)

Aphilliates founder DJ Drama was forced to deplane a United Airlines flight over a mask policy, today, March 13, 2021. It is unclear what exactly took place prior to his removal, but Drama, born Tyree Cinque Simmons, believes one of the flight attendants saw him recording another passenger being kicked off the plane. She then […]

DJ Drama’s girlfriend reportedly did not press charges after alleging abuse

DJ Drama was apparently involved in some drama while on vacation with his girlfriend, Debakii. The two were in Turks and Caicos when they allegedly got into an argument. Debakii shared images of her swollen and bleeding hand to her 150,000 Instagram followers and said DJ Drama caused her injuries. “Bleeding from how hard he […]

Lil Wayne and Drake reunite on ‘Family Feud’ off ‘Dedication 6’

With another holiday season in the books, fans are now unwrapping the gift that Lil Wayne left for us on Christmas day. Weezy released the sixth installment of his Dedication mixtape series (hosted by DJ Drama), which features Young Money alums Drake, and Nicki Minaj, along with Corey Gunz and Zoey Dollaz. Although Wayne masterfully […]

Timbaland, Jermaine Dupri to receive high honors at 2018 Global Spin Awards

The 2018 Global Spin Award nominees have been announced, as well as the recipients for the “Lifetime Achievement Award” and “Breaking Barriers Award.” Now in its sixth year, the Global Spin Awards have become a pillar of the music industry, and is celebrated by top-talent, including nominees, DJ Khaled, DJ Envy, Marshmello, The Chain Smokers […]

DJ Drama on Generation Now and the rise of Lil Uzi Vert

Today, there’s less drama in the life of DJ Drama. With nearly two decades in the game, DJ Drama can be considered a hip-hop statesmen who can move crowds while in the DJ booth and also make moves behind the desk as an executive. At this point, he’s playing the game of hip-hop at his […]

Did DJ Drama purposely leak Drake’s reference tracks out of retaliation?

A scorned woman’s Twitter rant might have blown the lid off the origins of the reference tracks at the center of the Drake and Meek Mill battle. On Monday (Nov. 2), model and former video vixen Summer P. Walker took to Twitter for a long tirade against her ex-husband, DJ Drama, and alleges among other […]

Trina Braxton, DJ Drama, and rapper Juicy Badazz celebrate 6th anniversary of Jonell PR

When it comes to public relations and Jonell PR the case can be made that she was “born to do this.” The public relations professional and brand specialist celebrated her PR boutique’s sixth anniversary this month. Her exceptional skills have married public relations and branding and taken them to extraordinary heights within a rapid time frame. Throughout Jonell […]

Is Drake's latest album his last for Cash Money?

There’s an interesting undercurrent happening alongside the main buzz surrounding Drake’s latest album, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. Some industry insiders say the surprise album just may be the Toronto native’s last for Cash Money Records. While some fans were initially were confused as to whether the project was a mixtape or an official release, it has […]

Jhené Aiko, Mona Scott-Young celebrate the Grammys with Hennessy

Over the weekend, Hennessy V.S bottle parades filled Hooray Henry’s in West Hollywood, where reality star Malaysia Pargo and NY Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. vibed to beats by DJ Drama. Hennessy supported Grammy nominee Jhené Aiko’s private dinner at STK, Beverly Hills, Saturday evening, by gifting bottles of Hennessy V.S to her guests […]

DJ Drama predicts Grammy winners

The Grammy Awards have always had a rather turbulent relationship with hip-hop. The awards ceremony only began to acknowledge rap albums in 1996 and they made a mistake of awarding Naughty By Nature’s Poverty Paradise over 2 Pac’s Me Against the World. In 2014, the Grammy Awards received major criticism for awarding Macklemore’s The Heist […]

Snoop Dogg, DJ Drama, Jermaine Dupri, Young Joc attend ESPN screening in Atlanta

Snoop Dogg was joined by über deejays and a super producer on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, in Atlanta for what was touted as a rare and exclusive screening of the upcoming ESPN series “Snoop & Son: A Dad’s Dream.” The invitation-only event was held at The College Football Hall of Fame in the city’s downtown district. […]