DJ Drama
DJ Drama

Birth name

Tyree Simmons


22 April 1978
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States


Hip hop


DJ, record executive, music promoter

Years active



Aphilliates Music Group (2003-present)
Grand Hustle Records (2006-2011)
Atlantic Records (2006-2011)
E1 Music (2011-present)
Generation Now (2017-present)

Associated acts

Fabolous, G-Unit, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Wayne, T.I.

Tyree Simmons (born 22 April 1978), better known by his stage name DJ Drama, is an American DJ, record executive and music promoter from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He initially gained recognition as the official DJ for Atlanta rapper T.I.. He is today perhaps best known for hosting numerous mixtapes, most notably his successful Gangsta Grillz series. He is also known for his Dedication series with Lil Wayne.

In December 2007, Simmons released his debut studio album, Gangsta Grillz: The Album, on Atlantic Records and T.I.'s label Grand Hustle Records. His second album was the sequel Gangsta Grillz: The Album (Vol. 2), which was released in May 2009. After leaving Grand Hustle and Atlantic to focus on his own record label, Aphilliates Music Group, Simmons released his third album, Third Power, on E1 Music and Aphilliates. In October 2012, Simmons released his fourth album, Quality Street Music. In January 2014, it was announced Simmons was the new A&R for Atlantic Records. In July 2016, he released his fifth album, Quality Street Music 2


Studio albumsEdit

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.