DJ Drama Puts His Name At The Forefront On “I’m Really Like That”

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Lil Wayne, T.I., Jeezy, Lil Uzi Vert, and more appear on DJ Drama's highly anticipated album, "I'm Really Like That."

Take a look at the past two years of the rap game. It’s hard not to identify the massive influx of rappers who’ve partnered with DJ Drama for their own Gangsta Grillz mixtape series. Though we could credit Tyler, The Creator’s Grammy-award-winning Call Me If You Get Lost for reminding fans of DJ Drama’s significance, the Philadelphia native partnered with rappers like Jim Jones and up-and-comers like Symba, for the Gangsta Grillz resurgence.

However, with the newfound acclaim, DJ Drama prepared to capitalize on it with his album. It’s been a few years since the release of Quality Street Music 2, and a whole new generation of rappers has emerged since. Drama even launched his label Generation Now to highlight the young stars of today. So, when it came time to deliver his new project, I’m Really Like That, Drama had no shortage of talent to choose from, from the OGs that helped him usher in the Gangsta Grillz era to newcomers like Jack Harlow and Lil Uzi Vert, who he delivered to the masses.

DJ Drama Claims His Stake On “I’m Really Like That”

There’s no denying how much weight DJ Drama’s name carries in hip-hop but he certainly put that on full display with I’m Really Like That. The star-studded tracklist boasts appearances from a wide-range of collaborators who he curates for unexpected records. Tyler, The Creator, who released Call Me If You Get Lost: The Estate Sale this morning, opens up the project. Meanwhile, the regular rotating cast of Southern staples, including Lil Wayne, T.I. Jeezy, and more, appear across the tracklist.

The most significant collaboration comes early on with the Nipsey Hussle-assisted, “Raised Different.” The posthumous verse from the late West Coast legend arrives on the anniversary of his death. Drama pairs Nipsey with Jeezy and Blxst for an unexpected banger that celebrates his legacy. However, Drama also ensured that Trouble, who passed away last year, is also celebrated as he appears posthumously with Boosie Badazz and OMB Peezy on "Iron Right". Drama didn’t disappoint with his latest effort. Press play above and sound off with your thoughts on I’m Really Like That in the comment section below.

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Aron A. is a features editor for HotNewHipHop. Beginning his tenure at HotNewHipHop in July 2017, he has comprehensively documented the biggest stories in the culture over the past few years. Throughout his time, Aron’s helped introduce a number of buzzing up-and-coming artists to our audience, identifying regional trends and highlighting hip-hop from across the globe. As a Canadian-based music journalist, he has also made a concerted effort to put spotlights on artists hailing from North of the border as part of Rise & Grind, the weekly interview series that he created and launched in 2021. Aron also broke a number of stories through his extensive interviews with beloved figures in the culture. These include industry vets (Quality Control co-founder Kevin "Coach K" Lee, Wayno Clark), definitive producers (DJ Paul, Hit-Boy, Zaytoven), cultural disruptors (Soulja Boy), lyrical heavyweights (Pusha T, Styles P, Danny Brown), cultural pioneers (Dapper Dan, Big Daddy Kane), and the next generation of stars (Lil Durk, Latto, Fivio Foreign, Denzel Curry). Aron also penned cover stories with the likes of Rick Ross, Central Cee, Moneybagg Yo, Vince Staples, and Bobby Shmurda.