DJ Drama

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    Miami's Top Ten Rappers on the Come-Up

    Miami's rap scene is on the come-up. There is no stopping or denying it. Over the past couple of years, numerous local talents have taken to the mic and released quality material that warrant outsiders' ears. Our city's rappers aren't only about the keys picked up at the Port of Miami at 2 a.m. fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    Miami's Memorial Day Weekend 2013 Party Guide

    Everyone's 'bout to get long-weekend wild. It's almost Memorial Day in Miami. There are way too many megaclub and nudie bar parties. But "yeah, yeah, uh," we're still gonna attend 'em all. As Mr. Trinidad says: "Got new shoes, got new clothes ... We got bad bitches and a ton of brew." It's work ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    Lil Wayne's Doctor Says 'No Flying!' After Seizure: Will Weezy Ever Rap Again?

    It was the second seizure heard 'round the rap world. A year after Rick Ross suffered a pair of mid-flight epileptic episodes, Lil Wayne's private jet was forced to make an emergency landing in Texas following the Young Money Cash Money capo's own medical nightmare at 30,000 feet. As a result of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    BET Hip-Hop Awards 2012 Nominations: Rick Ross Gets Trampled by Kanye West

    And the nominees are ... Kanye West, a handful of other MCs, and seven websites. During 106 and Park last night, actor-comedian Mike Epps announced that he'd be reprising his role as host of BET's annual Hip-Hop Awards, airing October 9, and revealed some of this year's nominees. Yeezy was nomin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    Lil Wayne Re-Ups Retirement Rumors: "Rap Is Taking a Backseat to Skating"

    Weezy is bored. Ever since Lil Wayne got outta the clink after serving eight months on Rikers Island for "attempted criminal possession of a weapon," he's been dropping clues about retiring to a life of chillin' with his kids, writing memoirs, watching 18 hours of ESPN per day, managing his $100-mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    Six Best Hip Hop Club Parties on South Beach This Weekend

    ​A faint ringing noise tickles our inner ear, the result of a lifetime's worth of WMC pool parties, electronic music cruises, and afterhours ragers cramped into one bleepity-bloopity-filled week of house music. After far too many dates with Molly (and 28 Vicks Vapor Inhalers later), we're regret ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Celebrate Tupac's 40th Birthday in ATL With Afeni Shakur, Erykah Badu, and Mike Epps

    ​On June 16, 1971, a little thug by the name of Tupac Amaru Shakur came screaming into this world. He was the son of Black Panther Party members, a scrawny kid with a big mouth, who grew up in the streets during the crack epidemic, studied ballet and jazz at a fancy Baltimore arts school, and b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Mixtape Of The Week: DJ Ideal & Hometeam - Andre Benjamin Is...

    ​When you think of DJ Ideal, you'll probably remember him best for his wide takeover in the mixtape scene a couple of years ago. His Lil Jon tinged "Bottom Bitch" sound byte was just about as show stopping as Don Canon's "Canon" sample. From about 2003-2007, DJ Ideal made incredible strides toward ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    MP3: New Dead Prez Track "This Is Life," Produced by Miami Beat Wave

    Art by Dekal via Public Wizard​It's still bigger than hip-hop for Dead Prez. Just listen to their new Miami Beat Wave produced track "This Is Life," with lyrics like, "In your chromosomes, buried in your DNA, is somebody that's waiting to get free today. Either man up or you could take the easy wa ... More >>

  • Music

    December 24, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    A Lesson In How To Get Money feat. Pluck from Ink Music Group

    Jorge Marquez a.k.a. Pluck from Ink Music Group is in the middle of brokering the deal between Diddy and Xplicit for his role in the song Diddy Bop, produced by Isaac Opus. I asked him some questions about what he and his company do.This interview is an excellent resource for those interested in usi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2007

    Tuesday Morning Music Fix: OutKast, the Kills, Animal Collective, J Dilla and more

    BY ANDY VIHSTADT My Grammys Weigh a Ton Outkast has been keeping 10 the Hard Way (most likely dropping in 2009 now, according to this) and next year’s solo effort from Big Boi on the down low. While you’re waiting for info, here’s something new from the duo courtesy of Spine Magazine. “D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2007

    T.I. Still Behind Bars

    It's a little, well known fact, depending on where you get your news from these days, that Atlanta rapper T.I. is in jail. He was arrested for illegally attempting to purchase machine guns from an undercover agent. I'm not sure why T.I. is trying to be all Charleston Heston on us. Besides, it's all ... More >>

  • Music

    October 5, 2006

    Family First

    Garcia and Crazy Hood do it their way