DJ Drama Says Pusha T’s “Gangsta Grillz” Will Be The Next Grammy Award-Winning Mixtape

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DJ Drama has high hopes for his upcoming "Gangsta Grillz" mixtape with Pusha T.

DJ Drama has high hopes for Pusha T’s Gangsta Grillz project that’s yet to cement a release date. The legendary DJ caught up with Complex on the Grammys red carpet and shared some info on the upcoming project with Pusha T. In fact, he believes that it will be the next mixtape to win a Grammy.

“The Pusha T Gangsta Grillz is definitely going to be spicy. You know, I feel like it could potentially be the next mixtape to win a Grammy,” he said, chuckling. “Shout out to Push. We on the way.”

The two artists confirmed a Gangsta Grillz tape was in the works following the success of It’s Almost Dry. Drama announced the news during a conversation on Twitter Spaces. Pusha  T later confirmed that the two were working together on a new project. 

“I just feel like to me, the Gangsta Grillz and the whole mixtape culture and scene is what I’m about. That’s the purest form of Hip Hop to me,” Push said. “The fact that Drama is having so much success, the fact that that’s what I love in Hip Hop, I want to merge those worlds and see what happens.”

Of course, Pusha T would be among the latest to work alongside DJ Drama in the past two years. Following Tyler, The Creator’s 2021 album, Drama collaborated alongside Jim Jones, Symba, and more for their own Gangsta Grillz. Still, Pusha T gave Tyler, The Creator credit for inspiring his upcoming project under the iconic mixtape banner, especially after seeing the project win a Grammy.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 05: Pusha T attends the 65th GRAMMY Awards on February 05, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

“I’m going to be honest with you, seeing Drama’s mixtape with Tyler and how they won a Grammy, I was like, ‘Man, mixtapes really won a Grammy.’ So I’m trying to be a part of that culture as well,” he added.

Pusha T, unfortunately, didn’t win a Grammy this year. The Virginia rapper was nominated in the Best Rap Album category for It’s Almost Dry, where he was up against DJ Khaled’s God Did, Jack Harlow’s Come Home The Kids Miss You, Future’s I Never Liked You, and Kendrick Lamar’s Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, which took home the award. 

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