The Aphilliates Music Group signed a joint venture deal with Asylum Records in 2006.As of January 2011, The Aphilliates now operates as its own entity, due to DJ Drama recently cutting ties with La the Darkman and Embassy Entertainment.In January 2014, it was announced that DJ Drama was the new A&R for Atlantic Records.On July 22, 2016, he released his fifth album Quality Street Music 2.In December 2007, Drama released his first studio album, Gangsta Grillz: The Album, under Atlantic Records, as well as T. His second album was the sequel Gangsta Grillz: The Album (Vol.
He initially gained recognition as the official DJ for Atlanta-based rapper T. He is perhaps best known for hosting several mixtapes, most notably his successful Gangsta Grillz series.
The first artist signed was American rapper Willie the Kid. The album's first buzz single, "Takin' Pictures", was released in 2007 and featured Young Jeezy, Willie the Kid, Jim Jones, Rick Ross, Young Buck and T. The second single, "The Art of Storytellin' Part 4", was released in 2008 and featured Out Kast and Marsha Ambrosius.
After leaving Grand Hustle and Atlantic to focus on Aphilliates Music Group, Drama released his third album Third Power, under E1 Music and Aphilliates.
In October 2012, Drama released his fourth album Quality Street Music, under E1 and Aphilliates.
DJ Drama alongside Don Cannon and DJ Sense, founded Aphilliates Music Group, in 2003.
The Aphilliates Music Group signed a joint venture deal with Asylum Records in 2006. DJ Drama's Gangsta Grillz: The Album was released in December 2007 on the Grand Hustle label.