Born in Philadelphia, Tyree Cinque Simmons is best known for producing mixtapes, including Dedication 2. In 2003, he, Don Cannon and DJ Sense founded Aphilliates Music Group. The 2007 Gangsta Grillz: The Album featured an array of rappers including Young Jeezy, Rick Ross and T.I. (DJ Drama is signed to T.I.'s Grand Hustle Records.) His latest LP, Quality Street Music, hit stores September 25, 2012. It was announced in January 2014 that he was the new A&R for Atlantic Records.