Throughout the last five-plus years, Atlanta, Georgia-based The Aphilliates deejay collective has been led by DJ Drama, with the help of emcee-turned-executive La The Darkman. La, known for his 1998 debut album Heist of the Century, is also brother to Willie Da Kid, which released his debut album, Absolute Greatness with The Aphilliates' imprint in 2008. La had been President of The Aphilliates Music Group, and maintains that position according to his Twitter page.
This week, the public learned that Drama and La may not be on the best of terms, as the popular deejay apologized to fans for his endorsement of the Crown Heights emcee.
I want to apologize to the hip hop community, fans & artists, for ever putting la the darkman on a gangsta grillz mixtape.
In 2008, the pair released the The Notorious L.A.D. Gangsta Grillz mixtape, believed to be the one Drama apologized for. La responded, calling the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania deejay's sobriety and financial status into question:
Mannnn I guess that's what the drugs & going broke will do to some people! Lol
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