XXcLusive: DJ Drama Talks New T.I. Mixtape, Promises Lil Wayne Collabo

Yesterday (April 14) a 37-second YouTube clip announced T.I.’s return to the rap scene with a project called Fuck A Mixtape—the Atlanta rapper’s first body of work since completing his sentence on gun charges last March.

Without giving away too many details, Tip’s longtime associate DJ Drama, confirmed with XXLMag.com that he will be hosting the tape, and fans, especially those from the King of the South’s hometown, are sure to love the new songs. “He was doing his pushups and his situps, [and] now we about to have the streets in a frenzy,” Dram told XXL. “I’ll just put it to you like this, Bankhead Zone One is gonna love this.”

Promising a lot of surprise guests, one rapper that the tightlipped DJ says will definitely appear on the tape is Lil Wayne.

Along with Fuck A Mixtape, Drama revealed to XXL that he has several other discs in the works, including new tapes with Cam’ron (Boss of all Bosses 2.5), Yo Gotti, and Killa Kyleon. Mr. Thanksgiving also said has R&B collaborations with former Roc-A-Fella artist Teairra Mari and The-Dream (The Love Sessions) coming soon. As of press time, none of the aforementioned discs have any official release dates.

In related news a video clip hit the ’Net earlier this week announcing that the DJ’s former Aphilliates partner Don Cannon would be taking over the hosting duties of Young Jeezy’s long awaited Trap of Die 2 mixtape. Drama and Jeezy made history with their original Trap or Die tape close to five years ago, each helping each other solidify their careers. When asked to speak on the recent developement, Dram had no comment.

Stay tuned to XXLMag.com for more coverage on Drama’s forthcoming projects.—Jesse Gissen