DJ Drama‘s list of Gangsta Grillz collaborators is extensive and star-studded, and now he has his eyes set on a few superstars in the making.
After working on Tyler, The Creator’s Grammy-winning Call Me If You Get Lostin 2021, Drama has been on a tangent – putting out Gangsta Grillz tapes with Jeezy, Snoop Dogg, Symba, French Montana, NBA YoungBoy, Jim Jones and more. After releasing his own studio album in March, I’m Really Like That, the Philly native is now eying new talent.
“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.”
I’m Really Like That clocks in at 14 songs and is stacked with appearances from 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, among others.
It serves as DJ Drama’s first studio album since 2016’s Quality Street Music 2, which was an equally star-studded affair.
During a recent sit-down with The Breakfast Club, Drama said his eagerness to get back into the studio came after working on Call Me If You Get Lost.
“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 recently 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.”