DJ Drama has made another big move today as he has now joined the A&R staff at Atlantic Records. The Gangsta Grillz boss will oversee recording projects, sign new talent and contribute to the artist development process for existing talent on the Atlantic roster. In addition to that, his newly established Means Street Studios in Atlanta will become the studio base for artists signed to the label.
Read statements about the deal from Atlantic chairman/CEO Craig Kallman and DJ Drama after the break.
Atlantic chairman/CEO Craig Kallman:
“One of the most accomplished DJs and mixtape masters, DJ Drama brings brilliant instincts and consummate skills to our A&R team. A hugely influential force in the hip-hop community, I know he’ll be a tremendous asset in signing and developing artists and making amazing records.”
“My first two albums as an artist were on Atlantic. And I’m now looking forward to working with Craig and Julie [Atlantic chairman/COO Greenwald] in a new capacity, helping them break the label’s next crop of amazing talent.”