Dramatic: 20 of DJ Drama's Best Rants


Let's be real. More often than not, a DJ's tags and incessant commentary detract from the overall listening experience of a mixtape. DJ Drama, however, has always been the exception to this rule. Dram's signature drops and arrogant boasts bolster projects, which is why so many high profile artists have chosen Mr. Thanksgiving to host their street releases. He's brought the real back and gotten rid of the competition on so many occasions, most recently with Meek Mill's Dreamchasers 2 which has already hit 2 million-plus downloads. To celebrate, XXL takes a look back at some of the best shit talking courtesy of Barack ODrama. PAY ATTENTION!!! — XXL Staff (@djdrama)

"The Real Is Back" The Real Is Back, 2011


“Alright, let’s get a few things clear. We wasn’t the first to do this mixtape shit. But after we showed up... Shit ain’t been the same since. Once upon a time I was a young DJ trying to make a name for myself, and Jeezy had a point to prove in the rap game. I think we accomplished that. Millions sold later, everything’s on full. Stomach full, bank accounts full, clips is full, and the non believers? Yeah they full of shit too! The real is back! And only cause the streets need us!"

"Intro" There Is No Competition: Death Comes In 3s, 2011


"Y’all did this. Y’all turned us into serial killers. Blame yourselves! It’s so sad…Please tell the children and women we’re sorry. But it has to be done. This the season to keep killing the competition"

"Spazz Out" CM6: Gangsta Of The Year, 2011


“ You know, one of the oldest sayings in the game is, "You’re only as good as you’re last hit." Therefore we gave you classic after classic! Then they ask, "Gotti where’s the album at?" Our response? WE BEEN GIVING YOU ALBUMS! GO ASK THE STREETS!”

"My Weezy" Dedication 3 2008

My Weezy Ded 3

“See I don’t wanna be the mixtape king no more. More like the mixtape president! BARACK ODRAMA. It was definitely time for change. I mean the game been dry. So I figured we going for re-election. So me and Wayne gon keep runnin’ so y’all niggas can fly!”

"Whatcha Sayin' Tip" Fuck A Mixtape, 2010

Watcha sayin

"I just wanna know. How is it that the streets say they miss me, when I'm here like every other week, man?!?! That means we doing something right, AND YOU DOING SOMETHING WRONG!"

"Win" The Real Is Back 2, 2011


"You niggas gonna stop acting like we ain't build this. You like our style. Yeah, I see you studying our style! But you see, we still own our style!"

"Put On For The Game" Dedication 3, 2008

Put On Dedication 3 freestyle

"See this here? It’s bigger than us. It’s to show they can’t take the streets from me. It ain’t about no money. This aint about no fame. It’s about this music. Now just imagine if we were to quit. MIXTAPES WILL NEVER DIE! AND I”LL BE THE PRESIDENT. COME IMPEACH ME!"

"I'm Raw" There Is No Competition 2, 2010

Fab I'm RAW

"We bodying so many niggas, it feels like I'm giving the death penalty. Shit makes me wanna be a Republican. You know what? NO BARACK ODRAMA FOR THIS ONE! THEY CALL ME DRAM MCCAIN!

"Stop It Slime" Boss Of All Bosses 2, 2010


“Let me vent for a minute. You know, sometimes these rap niggas call me talking about, "Drama we need a down south dj to do our mixtape. So we want you to do it." HUH? Down south DJ? NIGGA I'M A BOSS IN EVERY HOOD! INCLUDING YOURS! Stop it, slime."

"Watch Cost A Bentley" The Burrrprint 3d, 2009

Watch Cost A Bentley

"So I've created this space for myself, where everyone looks to see what I'ma say next. I mean I be saying that shit, right? But it's like now I gotta come harder every time! Gucci, you feel me?!"

"Bring Death To Em" There Is No Competition 2, 2010


"Some of the competition don’t even deserve a service! Some of you niggas never should’ve been here in the first place! It’s ok… NOBODY WILL EVEN MISS YOU WHEN YOU’RE GONE!!! JON DOE ASS NIGGAS!"

"J.O.B." Verde Terrace, 2011

Verde Terrace

"The View? The view is nice from up here. Welcome to a higher ground (Dra-Dra-Dra) Verde Terrace (Dramatic)"
"At this point in my life, I just do it for the elevation. Meaning I stay at the top."

"Riot" T.R.U. REALigion, 2011


"This shit right here feel like L.A, April 29th, 1992. You don't know? LOOK IT UP!"

"Intro" Dreamchasers, 2011


"I had a dream one time. It was I was gonna make a lot of money, doing what I wanted to do. I went after it, and it was a struggle to achieve it, but you know what? I CAUGHT THAT BITCH! DREAMCHASERS!

"Real Is Back 2 Intro" The Real Is Back, 2011


“You know me myself? I treat this shit like the league. I mean you could win a ring any year. But new season everybody starts at game 1. I promise when the hall of fame opens up, we’ll be defined as a dynasty!"

"The Message" In My Mind: The Prequel, 2006


"I got a lifetime supply of Ice Creams!!!"

"Land Of The Dealers" Boss Of All Bosses, 2009


"See that's how we transform the game! Call me Optimus Dram! Y'all niggas are lucky I can't make my shit rhyme."

"I'm A Star" The Movie, 2008

Im a star gucci

"See my shit? My shit like Hollywood right. You call this the Gangsta Grillz walk of fame. Everybody waits to get they star! Gucci has officially been inducted. Oh they tried to keep him out. BUT DON'T WORRY, BABY! IT'S MAINSTREAM AMERICA FROM HERE ON OUT!"

"Well Done" Well Done, 2010

WellDone Tyga

“So you know there's no kitchen like our kitchen. I don’t like that rare, I don’t like that medium rare shit. EVERYTHING I MAKE IS WELL DONE BABY!”

"Ready Or Not" Dreamchasers 2, 2012


"They say your brain is most creative in your sleep. See they say in the sleep state, the brain thinks much more visually and intuitively. As Dreamchasers, we accomplish that wide awake." "As dreamchasers, we consider ourselves the creative upper class. When it comes to ideas, we're just in a different tax bracket."