“I know all sides of both industries,” DJ Drama says. “The mixtape hustle taught me a lot and put me in the position to do a major label album. I learned how to make sure clearances were straight and all paperwork was signed. A lot of what I do is a self-contained movement, so I’m not a typical artist on a major. I’m able to maneuver in a different way, so it makes sense to me.”
2 Chainz and DJ Drama have both built brands from the ground up and they realize how important they both are to the culture."