Philly’s Power 99 is celebrating Black History Month by shouting out some of our favorite sons and daughters throughout the month of February with The Power List. Some of the biggest names in the world of music, entertainment, politics and the arts that hail from Philly or the surrounding Tri-State area.
FEBRUARY 9, 2022
Tyree Cinque Simmons, professionally known as DJ Drama, is a DJ record executive from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Drama initially gained recognition as the official DJ for Atlanta-based rapper T.I. but then went on to become famous for his own mixtapes. His most successful mixtape was his was a debut album called: Gangsta Grillz series, which was released on December 4th of 2007. DJ Drama has released multiple albums as well as collaborated with numerous artists and he also founded his own label called: Aphilliates Music Group. His most recent album came out in 2016 called: ‘Quality Street Music 2’. Currently DJ Drama serves as the A&R for Atlantic Records, and in 2018 won the ‘DJ/Record Label of the Year’ award from the Global Spin Awards.