Young Jeezy, Trap Or Die (2005)
DJ Drama: “Trap Or Diechanged my life. Majority of people can honestly say that the first time they ever heard Young Jeezy was on a DJ Drama mixtape. Gangsta Grillz broke an artist—my brand broke an artist, as well as creating a frenzy all across the country. I didn’t go anywhere and not hear that mixtape. It was like an album.
“My favorite rappers come up and show me ultra respect off what that mixtape was. It was a period of time that meant a lot to people in the rap game. I think it really comes to represent Atlanta, the South, and hip-hop that year. This whole generation that came up tell me that between Trap Or Die and Dedication, those were some of the first mixtapes they ever listened to."