DJ Drama Joins Atlantic Records A&R Team; The Dream Leaves Def Jam

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Hip-Hop DJ, DJ Drama has joined the A&R team at Atlantic Records. The Philly-native and veteran mixtape DJ was just appointed to an A&R position at the prominent music label.

According to Billboard, “Based in Atlanta, he will oversee recording projects, sign new talent and contribute to the artist development process for existing talent on the Atlantic roster. In addition, DJ Drama’s newly established Means Street Studios in Atlanta will become the studio base for Atlantic artists while in the market“.

In a recent statement, Atlantic chairman/CEO Craig Kallman said, “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.”

Stated DJ Drama, “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.”


After seven years and five albums with Def Jam, Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter, The Dream announced that he left the label via Instagram. Without any details or further explanation, the singer bid farewell to his record label with the following posts on Instagram:

I will miss this logo. It all started here! Love Everything that I achieved there, EXODUS THE-DREAM#exodusthedream

Started with Umbrella…… Since then it’s been reigning forever“.

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Source: Billboard | The Dream’s Instagram

Photos Credit: DJ Drama’s Instagram | The Dream’s Instagram

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