My First: DJ Drama On How Juice Influenced Him & Sneaking Out To See Onyx

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Every generation has a different story on how they fell in love with Hip Hop. DJ Drama is a legend and a big part of the culture’s history, especially in its impact in the past 20 years.

DJ Drama is best known for some of the most popular mixtapes in recent hip hop memory. His Gangsta Grillz series features some of the biggest underground hits in the past two decades from artists such as Lil’ Wayne, Jeezy, Meek Mill, T.I., Fabolous, Gucci Mane, Pharrell & more, plus even r&b acts such Chris Brown, and Jeremih which helped define or jumpstart their careers.

With over 150 Gangsta Grillz mixtapes under his belt, these days he is winning Grammys with artists such as Tyler, the Creator and collaborating with some of the top hip hop artists today on their own studio albums.

DJ Drama also discusses the first albums he bought, when he first heard his song on HOT 97, some of the most memorable shows he’s went to, RUN DMC’s influence on him, and also names his top 5 songs of all time.

His album I’m Really Like That is available now.

Celebrating 50 years of Hip Hop, “My First” details your favorite celebrities’ relationship with the biggest culture in the world. The conversation will revolve around questions such as the first time they fell in love with Hip Hop, first song they heard on the radio, one of their biggest experiences with the culture, and more!

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