Here’s a huge move for DJ Drama and his Mean Street Studios. Today, Atlantic Records & DJ Drama revealed that DJ Drama will be joining the A&R Department at Atlantic Records, and that his recently established studios Mean Street Studios will become a base for Atlantic Records artists to record in. With the recent surge of Atlanta artists signing to Atlantic Records, you have to think that Drama had a role in that happening. Read statements from DJ Drama and Craig Kallman below.
Craig Kallman (Atlantic Records CEO):
“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.”