The 50 Most Influential DJs

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  • DJ Jazzy Jeff
  • Marley Marl
  • DJ Drama
  • DJ Clue
  • DJ Screw
  • Grand Wizzard Theodore
  • DJ Premier
  • Kid Capri
  • Kool DJ Red Alert
  • Jam Master Jay
  • Funkmaster Flex
  • Afrika Bambaataa
  • 0111 music dj kool herc
  • Grandmaster Flash
  • Jam Master Jay
  • 081712 music 50 djs DJ Babu
  • A-Trak
  • DJ Kay-Slay
  • DJ Whoo Kid
  • DJ Rob Swift
  • DJ Kool
  • DJ Scratch
  • DJ Cash Money
  • Mixmaster Mike
  • Roc Raida
  • DJ Qbert
  • Diplo
  • Beverly Bond
  • DJ Enuff
  • Terminator X
  • Mark Ronson
  • DJ Jazzy Joyce
  • DJ Green Lantern
  • 082012 music 50 most influential DJs DJ Jubilee
  • DJ Tim Westwood
  • DJ Ron G
  • 073012 music topic dj am
  • DJ Yella
  • Eric B
  • DJ Greg Street
  • DJ King Tech
  • DJ Stretch Armstrong
  • DJ Julio G
  • DJ Tony Touch
  • Mister Cee
  • DJ Michael "5000" Watts
  • The Awesome Two
  • Pete Rock
  • DJ Spinderella
  • DJ Khaled
  • Ali Shaheed Muhammad

12. DJ Drama

DJ Drama is undoubtedly the most powerful mixtape mogul of the new millennium. His seminal early-2000s Gangsta Grillz releases helped propel Atlanta and the city's trap-rap movement to its dominant position in hip hop, and even attracted the attention of the Feds, who famously raided Drama's Atlanta offices and arrested him on bootlegging charges in 2007. Regardless, rap stars both new and old, Dirty South or not, still turn to Drama and his mixtapes to up their buzz level. 

(Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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