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  • The Evolution of the Mixtape: An Oral History With DJ Drama

    DJ Drama, arguably the most famous mixtape DJ of all time, breaks down the art form's evolution.Ten years ago this month, a raid on DJ Drama and Don Cannon's Atlanta studio netted authorities 80,000 CDs -- mixtapes -- that the RIAA deemed illegal on copyright grounds. The effects of the raidshifted the underground mixtape industry forever, and caused many to wonder whether the mixtape was...


    DJ Drama, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has become an internationally recognized disc jockey. His first studio album in 2006, titled Gangsta Grillz, showed hip-hop heads what all he could contribute to the industry as a producer. To say the least, the album was a success. In 2014 Drama was announced as the new A&R for Atlantic Records.In 2011 DJ Drama continued to build his hip-hop empire alongside Don Cannon, and DJ Sense when they founded Aphilliates Music Group, under which he released...

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