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DJ Drama, Gangsta Grillz: The Album Vol. 2

DJ Drama Gangsta Grillz: The Album Vol. 2 (Aphilliates Music Group/Grand Hustle/Atlantic) Since being brought up on racketeering charges for making “illegal” mixtapes, DJ Drama’s existence has been, well, dramatic. However, Gangsta Grillz: The Album Vol. 2, his latest LP, tells a different story. One gets the impression from the record’s recurring party ’n’ bullshit themes that life couldn’t be better for Mr. Thanksgiving and friends. Money (“Love for Money,” “Ridiculous”) and hoes (“Tipper Love,” “Pimpin’ Ain’t Easy”) seem to be all Drama and his collaborators know. “Day Dreaming” finds Akon and Snoop in the same stripper-induced euphoria they were in on their ...

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