DJ Drama Discusses Meek Mill, Wale Beef

"Those guys, they're both friends of mine," DJ Drama says. "I would just say, 'Hey, let's just go box it out.'"

Addressing the recent Twitter beef between MMG label-mates Meek Mill and Wale, DJ Drama spoke with Complex News and said “families quarrel all the time.”

“Yeah, I mean, you know, I would tell those guys to keep it off Twitter,” he said. “Families quarrel all the time. You know what it makes me think of? It makes me think of, what would have been like fifteen years ago or twenty years ago if people would have had social media. There’s so much we missed from different eras because there was no social media. What would Beanie Sigel have said in 2002 and 2003? What would Kiss and Sigel been going back and forth talking about if there was Twitter at the time? That’s what it makes me think of, all the stuff we missed in the game because we didn’t have social media back then.

“But, you know, those guys, they’re both friends of mine,” he added. “I would just say, ‘Hey, let’s just go box it out.’”

Speaking in Philadelphia from the 2014 Reebok Classic Breakout showcase, Drama also touched on his view of athletes-turned-rappers.

“There’s only one, Shaquille O’Neal,” he said when asked about his favorite. “I’ma tell you, really Shaquille O’Neal made it look so easy he made it bad on the game. After that everybody thought they could go on and make albums and be rappers and so-forth.”

When asked if he has a negative knee-jerk response to the trend, the Philadelphia deejay added that “some of them could potentially be quite good.”

“I don’t roll my eyes because, again, basketball and Hip Hop are like one in the same, it’s so intertwined,” he said. “Just as we’re fans coming up of ballplayers, ‘cause I wasn’t that good, they might be fans of the same but some of them could potentially be quite good.”

Recalling Kobe Bryant trying his hand as an emcee, DJ Drama said, “definitely not.”

“One of my favorite basketball players of all time but no,” he said of Kobe's short-live rap career. “Definitely not. Nah. Allen Iverson I would have been interested in that, in whatever came out. They stopped it. A.I. could have had a real strong career actually. If that would have happened, I definitely think he could have had a break-out career. Could have went platinum and did some amazing things.”

 

29 Comments

  • They are rappers not boxers

    Why do y'all care about whether they can fight or not? What type of retarded shit is that? When has throwing punches become a minimum requirement to rap?

    • Anonymous

      they are men. getting in a ring with some gloves and helmets on is a far better alternative than tweet beefing like high school girls!

  • Anonymous

    Its all okay. People fight all the time. Meek had a bad day. The only thing he could do wrong is leave mmg. If he does though, no one will care about him.

    • Anonymous

      It's hard to take a so called street rapper seriously when he's signed to a correctional officer. I wonder how he's gonna feel about Officer tRicky when he comes home from his bid.

    • Anonymous

      Nerds dont care about the actual music, some just care about what record label you are on, LoL, rap fans are so easy to manipulate compared to other genres.

    • Anonymous

      i would fuck with him more if he left mmg.

  • Anonymous

    Yes families do quarrel. Mmg aint family though.

  • Anonymous

    Shaq is legit. He went platinum off this rap shit and Rick Ross can't even say that.

    • Anonymous

      the same nigga who sold 30 million records in the usa and is top 5 on forbes? nah we dont wanna compare him to that he's not really a peer because ross was never on his level in any way. AA is pushing 90k btw.

    • Anonymous

      Rozay from 2006-2014 dropped 4 Gold albums while his "peers" fell off and got dropped from their label and flopped. Look at the poor "peer" 50 Cent who's 5th album only sold 75K.

    • Anonymous

      The Insane Clown Posse are Platinum while Rakim is not so I can see why platinum is so important to white people, it makes them proud to know that Vanilla Ice is platinum and Common is not.

    • Anonymous

      And dreamchasers will have platinum classics despite the disloyal nigga Louie v leaving meek. He tried to rob meek to replace the items that his dumb as allowed to be stolen.

    • Anonymous

      Common's peer's weren't going plat like Rozay's. It took The Roots like 15 years for one album to sell platinum.

    • HUH

      Neither can Common and a thousand others....

  • Jose

    Lol @ this wigger screaming over his tracks all the time, fag.

  • Anonymous

    Wale would mop the floor with Meek. He one of those loud mouth niggas who always hides behind his friends and never fights his own battles.

    • HUH

      LOL. You kids actually thin you know people from listening to music. Wale? History of violence from a wrestling slap?...LOL Yall need to stop.lol

    • Anonymous

      naw we seen Wale he ready to go, he smacked up that dude at the wwe event for talkin shit on twitter... meek on the other hand has no history of violence.

    • Anonymous

      ^^ lmao for real. Some how being a WWE fan means you know how to fight somehow? what about all those obese 12 year old kids that watch WWE? If i had to put money on one of them never being in a fight it would be Wale but it would never happen anyway so who cares

    • MORONS

      Bunch of dumb, speculating, no named having ass niggas. They're not boxers lol. All y'all can shut the fuck up.

    • Anonymous

      Plus Wale being a wrestling fan knows a thing or two about getting in the ring and throwing down. Meek hides behind guns he wont shoot.

    • Anonymous

      True. That's the only reason these rappers talk so reckless, they all have "crews" defending them. Meek has probably never been in a fight in his life.

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