DJ Drama Discusses Unreleased Drake & Gucci Mane, Outkast Mixtapes

Mr. Thanksgiving also reveals that a mixtape with G-Unit and The-Dream never saw the light of day.

DJ Drama has helmed mixtapes to remember as part of his Gangsta Grillz series, but a few big collaborations never saw the light of day. Speaking with Sermon’s Domain, Mr. Thanksgiving recalled working with G-Unit and The-Dream on a few mixtapes that never surfaced.

“The G-Unit one was just one of those situations where they were busy and I’m a busy person. It was a conversation that Fif and I had trying to put it in motion. It wasn’t able to happen. Plus, Whoo Kid kept stealing all the music and leaking it,” he laughed. “The-Dream tape. What happened with that? I’m trying to remember. I think Dream’s album was about to come out and it was too close to the album date. To be honest, I really don’t remember. It was either that or a decision by the label. Dream is still the homie, though.”

He also spoke on mixtapes that never happened, including a full-length collaboration between Drake and Gucci Mane. “One of the hottest tapes that never happened would’ve been the Drake and Gucci [Mane] tape. The three of us had spoke about it at a period. It was going to be a Drake and Gucci Gangsta Grillz. The two songs that had both of ‘em on it – I think one of them had Killer Mike on it ['Street Cred' off Guccimerica] and the other one was Sean Garrett’s 'In My Business.' It was around that time period when the tape was supposed to happen.”

Another tape that never materialized was a collaboration with Drama and Outkast. “They called me, I think before the Idlewild album, and was like we want to do a Gangsta Grillz before the album. Of course, I was like, “definitely.” It didn’t wind up happening. They got kind of busy and it got close to the album. That’s when the guys called me like, “look, we’re not going to be able to do the tape, but we got you on a song for the album.” That’s two big tapes that almost could’ve would’ve should’ve happened.”

Read the full interview at Sermon’s Domain.

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  • DRpHiiiL

    Wheres the Curren$y mixtape i know thats comin out they already leaked a track and wheres the LLOYD BANKS MIXTAPE AT SON!?.....theres a couple of gangsta grillz that never came out or just are slept on but, gucci got some gangsta grillz classics ...if theres a cass apply pressure 3 it should b better than #2...apply pressure 1 was good but number 2 was ehh im a BIG cass fan but i feel he's just not puttin in work and is kinda fallin off i cant believe i even said that

  • Mag1c21

    Wen does Apply Pressure 3 come out wit CASSIDY...GON B EPIC

  • Octavian Johnson

    So to him the Drake and Gucci tape would have been bigger than the Outkast tape? The fuck? but then again he said "one of the hottest" i guess...either way Gucci is wack as hell

  • LdotB

    Man I would've loved to hear the Outkast Gangsta Grillz, I know that shit would've been classic.


    drake and gucci i don't know bout that one. outkast still need to do one who cares about the other two


      LIL WAYNE ALREADY SCHEMING ON A DRAKE/NICKI MIXTAPE LOL... or tyga/lil twist...fucking hell or lil chuckee/gudda gudda hahahaha ok one more, baby/mack maine

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