News: DJ Drama On 50 Cent's GG-GG-Gangsta Grillz Tape, "N*ggas Ride To This 50"
Friday, Apr 13, 2012 6:22PM
Atlanta's DJ Drama recently updated fans on the status of his upcoming 50 Cent-centered Gangsta Grillz mixtape and said the project could drop as soon as this month.
Drama also said the pressure of this being Fif's first Gangsta Grillz has raised the stakes.
"It's just about the right timing and making it happen," Drama shares. "I was a fan of 50 and an employee of Shade 45; we were definitely in the family but I guess now is the time." The news is official and Drama says they're aiming for a late April to May release for the project, titled The Lost Tape. "For me, it's a lot on the line," Drama states. "I think because it's a Gangsta Grillz [mixtape], because it's 50's first, because of what 50 means to mixtapes and because of what I mean to mixtapes. There's a lot... of ears. A lot of opinions. So I like the challenge, I'm excited for it, and I'm glad it's getting the attention it's getting because I'd like to be in the space where n----s ride to this 50, how they're supposed to ride to 50." (The Boom Box)
Late last month, 50 broke the news of his upcoming mixtape.
"I'm dropping another mix tape called the lost tape with DJ drama My first gangsta grillz mix tape.," Fif tweeted out March 28th.
"Lets get it drama RT @DJDRAMA: Arguably the two most important brands in the mixtape game in the last 10 years. 50 Cent & Gangsta Grillz." (50 Cent's Twitter)
Drama also took to his Twitter page to fuel up the hype.
"Arguably the two most important brands in the mixtape game in the last 10 years. 50 Cent & Gangsta Grillz. #qualitystreetmusic," he tweeted Wednesday. (DJ Drama's Twitter)
The rap star put out his latest mixtape, The Big 10, over the winter.
In December Fifty dropped The Big 10, introducing his new G-Unit artists Kidd Kidd and Precious Paris. Although there's been a noticeable delay between albums, the Queens rapper claims that he will drop two studio projects this year. "I think I'd like to launch this record and come right back and launch another record following it" he said late in January. "It's been three years since my last album, so I've recorded so much material that I'm really excited about trying to get those ideas to the general public so they get a chance to hear it and appreciate it." (RapFix)
Check out a recent DJ Drama interview below: