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. DJ Drama co-founded Generation Now record label with Don Cannon, which represents Lil Uzi Vert, Skeme, Lil James and more. Generation Now's first #1 album was Lil Uzi Vert's Luv is Rage 2.

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 on July 22nd 2016 called: ‘Quality Street Music 2’. Currently DJ Drama serves as the A&R for Atlantic Records.

He won DJ of the Year from the BET Hip Hop Awards in 2013 and Global Spin Awards DJ Record Label of the Year in 2018.

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