DJ Drama has an extensive and outstanding list of Gangsta Grillz collaborators, and now he has his eyes set on a few superstars in the making.
Drama has been on a tangent since collaborating on Tyler, The Creator’s Grammy-winning Call Me If You Get Lost in 2021, and releasing Gangsta Grillz tapes with Jeezy, Snoop Dogg, Symba, French Montana, NBA YoungBoy, Jim Jones, and others. The Philadelphian is looking for new talent now that he has released his own studio album, I’m Really Like That, in March.
“I’ve had the conversation with Stove God [Cooks],” Drama told XXL about his future collaborators. “I would love to do a project with him. I think a GloRillaGangsta Grillz would be fire. Maybe even like Ice Spice or maybe Lady London. So many dope females out there.”
He continued: “Obviously, a lot of people have always wanted the EST GeeGangsta Grillz. Don’t get me started, so many people. I mean, would love to do a Brent FaiyazGangsta Grillz. It is endless. I think that’s one thing that’s dope and potent about Gangsta Grillz. It’s a platform and cross-generational.”
Lil Wayne, Tyler, The Creator, Lil Baby, Jeezy, Lil Uzi Vert, Offset, T.I., Rick Ross, Jack Harlow, Gucci Mane, Westside Gunn, and the late Nipsey Hussle are just a few of the artists who make cameos on the 14-song album I’m Really Like That.
This is DJ Drama’s first studio album since 2016’s Quality Street Music 2, which was an equally star-studded affair.
Drama recently revealed to The Breakfast Club that working on Call Me If You Get Lost made him excited to return to the studio.
“I was in a new gear ever since the Tyler Call Me If You Get Lost sparked. I felt reinvigorated and I ran with it and put this album together,” he said. “I think he kinda in a sense revitalized Gangsta Grillz, just as far as what was going on with mixtapes.
“Obviously, it was a Grammy Award-winning project, so yeah, he brought some life back to it — or we brought some life back to it.”
He also revealed that a De La Soul Gangsta Grillz tape is on the way. “De La Soul’s coming to streaming. I can’t be more excited,” he said. “And we got a Gangsta Grillz coming! Little sidebar.”