On September 17th, 2021 it was announced that Milwaukee rapper Lakeyah is releasing a new project with DJ Drama called Gangsta Grillz. As per Hot New Hip Hop, Lakeyah was included on “XXL’s 2021 Freshmen Class, which has famously featured artists like Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott, Chance the Rapper, and Megan Thee Stallion in the past.“
DJ Drama has worked with numerous talented artists during his career. So, let’s find out more about him. Has DJ Drama been to jail? His age, net worth and more explored…
Who is DJ Drama?
DJ Drama was born Tyree Cinque Simmons on April 22nd, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The 43-year-old is a music producer, DJ and record executive.
DJ Drama has worked with some huge names in the music industry during his career including T.I, Lil Uzi Vert, Jack Harlow and many more.
Did DJ Drama go to jail?
Yes, in 2007, DJ Drama was arrested and spent 24 hours in prison.
Speaking to Say Cheese TV of the events leading up to his arrest, DJ Drama said he was warned that there was going to be a police raid on a recording studio on Walker Street in Atlanta, Georgia: “I’m walking outside to move my car, it’s still daytime outside, I just see black tahoes in every corner pulling up to the pavement. They just jumped right out… m16s pointed right at me. Looking at it I was really calm because in my head I knew it was a mistake…“
The music executive was arrested for bootlegging and racketeering, relaying what the police told him, DJ Drama said: “We’re arresting you under the RICO law, it was for mixtapes.“
The record producer’s net worth explored
Following DJ Drama’s arrest and time in prison, he said that he thought his life was over. He had 81,000 mixtapes taken from his studio and his bank account went from “six figures to six zeros“.
People around DJ Drama said to him: “You can’t pay for this kind of publicity.” He added that Atlantic Records was excited about the position that the raid had put him in. He added: “It literally gave me a storyline for my first album. I woke up to a whole different level of fame.”
He has over 3m followers across Instagram and Twitter @djdrama.