DJ Drama On “People’s Party With Talib Kweli”

DJ Drama On "People's Party With Talib Kweli"

In this episode of “People’s Party With Talib Kweli”, Talib Kweli sits down with DJ, record executive, and music promoter:

DJ DRAMA

Here’s what they got into:

  • Drama answering the call to collab with Jean Grae on ‘Cookies Or Comas’
  • Talib’s reaction to Pharrell rapping over his and Hi-Tek’s first single “Fortified Live”
  • Drama’s work with Dead Prez on the ‘Revolutionary But Gangsta Grillz’
  • His West Philadelphia upbringing in the Bottoms and Germantown
  • The politically conscious household Drama was raised in
  • Drama’s childhood being deprived of “G.I. Joe” and “The Dukes Of Hazzard”
  • His new album, ‘‎I’m Really Like That‘, recreating scenes from the film “Juice”
  • “Juice” being the reason for Drama picking up his first set of turntables
  • The influence of his childhood friends, Philly graffiti artists Emerge and SAGA
  • His long history with the Roots crew going back to his first mixtapes
  • Bahamadia connecting Drama and Talib when she performed at Nkiru Books
  • Drama’s father convincing him to attend the HBCU of Clark Atlanta University
  • Meeting DJ Sense and Don Cannon at college and forming The Aphilliates
  • Jason Geter brining in T.I. to collab with Drama for his first single-artist mixtape
  • Tip claiming himself the “King Of The South” before his name was known
  • Drama telling the story of how he started working with Young Jeezy
  • Being caught in between the public beef of Jeezy and Gucci Mane
  • Getting raided at gunpoint by the Feds on RICO charges in 2007
  • Working with Tyler, the Creator on the album ‘Call Me If You Get Lost’
  • Winning a Grammy the same day he performed at Dreamville Festival

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