DJ Drama Height, Weight, Age, Family, Facts, Education, Biography

DJ Drama Height, Weight, Age, Family, Facts, Education, Biography
DJ Drama Quick Info
Height 5 ft 10 in
Weight 78 kg
Date of Birth April 22, 1978
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Eye Color Hazel

DJ Drama is an American DJ, record executive, and music promoter who has published the solo studio albums Gangsta Grillz: The Album (2007), Gangsta Grillz: The Album (Vol. 2) (2009), Third Power (2011), Quality Street Music (2012), and Quality Street Music 2 (2016). All these albums had peaked within the ‘Top 10’ of the US R&B and the US Rap music charts. He has also released numerous mixtapes during his career.

Born Name

Tyree Cinque Simmons

Nick Name

DJ Drama

DJ Drama as seen in an Instagram Post in July 2021
DJ Drama as seen in an Instagram Post in July 2021 (DJ Drama / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Taurus

Born Place

Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Residence

He splits his time between Atlanta, Georgia, United States, and Los Angeles, California, United States.

Nationality

American

Education

DJ Drama had graduated, in 1996, from Central High School, a public school in the Logan neighborhood of Philadelphia. After his high school graduation, he had joined Clark Atlanta University, a private, Methodist, historically black research university in Atlanta. He had studied mass communication there and had graduated in 2000.

Occupation

DJ, Record Executive, Music Promoter

DJ Drama as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2021
DJ Drama as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2021 (DJ Drama / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Michael Simmons
  • Mother – Dina Portnoy (Teacher)
  • Siblings – Aishah Shahidah Simmons (Sister) (Documentary Filmmaker, Author, Educator, Activist)

Genre

Hip Hop, Rap, R&B

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

  • Aphilliates Music
  • Generation Now
  • MNRK Music Group
  • Grand Hustle Records
  • Atlantic Recording Corporation
  • Warner Music Group
  • Embassy
  • Powerhouse
  • SinceThe80s, LLC
  • Private Club Records
  • Rostrum Records
  • Virgin Records

Net Worth

DJ Drama’s net worth had been $12 million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 10 in or 178 cm

Weight

78 kg or 172 lbs

DJ Drama as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2021
DJ Drama as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2021 (DJ Drama / Instagram)

Girlfriend / Spouse

DJ Drama has dated –

  1. Summer P Walker
  2. Jessica Burciaga (2014-2018)
  3. Debakii (2018-2020)

Race / Ethnicity

Multiracial (Black and White)

He is of African-American descent on his father’s side and Ashkenazi Jewish (Russian) descent on his mother’s side.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Hazel

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Often makes appearances in baseball hats worn back to front
  • Sports a thick beard

DJ Drama as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2021
DJ Drama as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2021 (DJ Drama / Instagram)

DJ Drama Facts

  1. When DJ Drama was 13 years old, he and his sister were on a trip to New York City where he had purchased his first mixtape. He was so influenced by the mixtape that he soon began making his own tapes including one titled Illadelph which had featured several local artists. He had also started experimenting with turntables around this time.
  2. While he was attending Clark Atlanta University, he had made an acquaintance with 2 other Philadelphia-raised DJs called DJ Sense and Don Cannon. The trio had co-founded the Atlanta-based DJ and artist collective known as The Aphilliates. Around the same time, he had taken up the moniker ‘DJ Drama’ and had started making and releasing mixtapes under that stage name.
  3. In 1998, he had released his first mixtape, titled Jim Crow Laws, and it was composed exclusively of Southern hip hop acts. The success of that mixtape had encouraged him to start the Gangsta Grillz mixtape series.
  4. At the 2008 Justo Mixtape Awards, he had won 3 awards – ‘Best Dirty South DJ’, ‘Best Mixtape Series’ for Gangsta Grillz, and ‘Best Mixtape Team’ with The Aphilliates.
  5. At the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards, he had been honored with the ‘DJ of the Year’ award.
  6. At the 2018 Global Spin Awards, he and Don Cannon had won the ‘DJ Record Label of the Year’ award for Generation Now, an Atlantic Recording Corporation imprint that the duo had co-founded.

Featured Image by DJ Drama / Instagram

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