DJ Drama is now A&R at Atlantic Records.
DJ Drama is making moves in the industry. The DJ, most famous for his Gangsta Grillz mixtape series that spawned projects from the likes of Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy, has just been appointed to A&R at Atlantic Records.
The new gig will find Drama overseeing artistic development of existing Atlantic artists, as well as recruiting new talent. His Mean Streets Studio will also serve as a space for Atlantic artists to lay down their tracks.
Atlantic chairman/CEO Craig Kallman released a statement on the new partnership, saying, “One of the most accomplished DJs and mixtape masters, DJ Drama brings brilliant instincts and consummate skills to our A&R team. A hugely influential force in the hip-hop community, I know he’ll be a tremendous asset in signing and developing artists and making amazing records.”
Drama himself has also commented on the new opportunity, statitng, “My first two albums as an artist were on Atlantic. And I’m now looking forward to working with Craig and Julie [Atlantic chairman/COO Greenwald] in a new capacity, helping them break the label’s next crop of amazing talent.”