DJ Drama Explains Genesis Of 50 Cent's "The Lost Tape" Gangsta Grillz Mixtape

DJ Drama reveals how he and 50 Cent linked up.

50 Cent recently announced that he will partner with DJ Drama to release his first Gangsta Grillz mixtape, The Lost Tape. Speaking with The BoomBox, Mr. Thanksgiving explained how the collaboration came to be and that it all began with a run-in at South by Southwest.

"We ran into each other at my party out there," he said. "I think I said a joke to him real quick about [doing a Gangsta Grillz tape], like, 'You playing...,' because a while ago we were supposed to be doing a G-Unit tape that never happened and we've been discussing some things. I was with his man Rene from G-Unit, went backstage after the show and mentioned it to him. But after that we never really spoke."

Drama woke up the next morning to texts and calls after Fif posted to his Twitter account that the tape would see the light of day. "People were calling, saying 50 went on Twitter and said he 'bout to drop the tape," he said. "So I was like, 'Cool. It's real.' It's good, because him doing that created a lot of anticipation and excitement and I'm looking forward to it."

Shooting for release in late April or May, Drama says that they're both aware expectations are high for them to deliver a top quality project. "For me, it's a lot on the line," he said. "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."

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11 Comments

  • karen

    G-G-G-UUUUUUNIIT! CANT WAIT

  • Banton

    Imma bucc 50 fo tryna rob Wayne style

  • Semval

    it will be dope, BIG 10 was very hot

  • ...

    Lol: ..Still tryna jack Nas's style? rofl Postedan hour ago | Reply ____________________________________________ True

  • bccoastin

    this should be ill.... mad respect for 50. hope this gives him a decent buzz to drop his album.

  • truth

    Man dis gon b da hottest gangsta grillz since trap or die watch a lot of niggas think 50 fell off cuz he won so much in front of u niggas but he still makin moves ya favorite rapper not makin every time he bout to drop da world b waitin fans and haterz ya niggas need 2 pay homage 4 real he da last of his kind da whole shady aftermath need 2 get da game back n a headlock and push dat new garbage off da edge 4 real bra I can't wait til dj drama drop dat classic da best mixtape dj by the way

    • jason

      CO-SIGN MY DUDE 50 TRULY IS THE LAST OF A DYING BREED AND JUST LIKE "THE BIG 10" THIS SH** GONE BE EPIC!!

  • Milehighkid303

    50 COMMANDS respect in this Hip Hop shit PERIOD. Legends have co-signed him and the biggest DJ's in the game back him. You wanna know where the "hate" comes from?? These faggot ass artists that didnt live it like him and dont understand his business prowess as well as his Hip Hop moves, oh and you buggin' ass fans that jump ship every two years. Been a PROUD 50 fan since 97' haters EAT A DICK like he said, dude is going down as a great. Oh, and the mixtape will be album quality like the rest of his stuff. PEACE.

  • Phil

    can't wait to hear it

  • row

    50 makin all the right moves lately

  • Lol

    ..Still tryna jack Nas's style? rofl

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