In this episode of “People’s Party With Talib Kweli,” Kweli sits down with DJ, record executive and music promoter:
Here’s what we got into:
• Drama answering the call to collab with Jean Grae on ‘Cookies Or Comas.’
• Talib’s reaction to Pharrell rapping over his and Hi-Tek’s first single ‘Fortified Live.’
• Drama’s work with Dead Prez on the ‘Revolutionary But Gangsta Grillz’.
• His West Philadelphia upbringing in the Bottoms and Germantown.
• The politically conscious household Drama was raised in.
• Drama’s childhood being deprived of G.I. Joe and The Dukes of Hazzard.
• His new album ‘I’m Really Like That’ recreating scenes from the film ‘Juice.’
• ‘Juice’ being the reason for Drama picking up his first set of turntables.
• The influence of his childhood friends, Philly graffiti artists Emerge and SAGA.
• His long history with the Roots crew going back to his first mixtapes.
• Bahamadia connecting Drama and Talib when she performed at Nkiru Books.
• Drama’s father convincing him to attend the HBCU of Clark Atlanta University.
• Meeting DJ Sense and Don Cannon at college and forming The Aphilliates.
• Jason Geter brining in T.I. to collab with Drama for his first single-artist mixtape.
• Tip claiming himself the king of the south before his name was known.
• Drama telling the story of how he started working with Young Jeezy.
• Being caught in between the public beef of Jeezy and Gucci Mane.
• Getting raided at gunpoint by the Feds on RICO charges in 2007.
• Working with Tyler, the Creator on the album ‘Call Me If You Get Lost.’
• Winning a Grammy the same day he performed at Dreamville Festival.