DJ Drama reveals how the upcoming Gangsta Grillz tape with 50 Cent came together.
DJ Drama says that what started as a joke to Fif at SXSW is now actually happening.
"We ran into each other at my party out there," Drama explains. "I think I said a joke to him real quick about [doing a Gangsta Grillz tape], like, 'You playing...,' because a while ago we were supposed to be doing a G-Unit tape that never happened and we've been discussing some things. I was with his man Rene from G-Unit, went backstage after the show and mentioned it to him. But after that we never really spoke."
The next day DJ Drama woke up and his phone was blowing up with messages and calls about a 50 tape. "People were calling, saying 50 went on Twitter and said he 'bout to drop the tape," Drama says. "So I was like, 'Cool. It's real.' It's good, because him doing that created a lot of anticipation and excitement and I'm looking forward to it."
"For me, it's a lot on the line," Drama states. "I think because it's a Gangsta Grillz [mixtape], because it's 50's first, because of what 50 means to mixtapes and because of what I mean to mixtapes. There's a lot... of ears. A lot of opinions. So I like the challenge, I'm excited for it, and I'm glad it's getting the attention it's getting because I'd like to be in the space where n----s ride to this 50, how they're supposed to ride to 50."