Drama (rapper)

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Not to be confused with DJ Drama.
Birth name Terence Cook
Origin Sylacauga, Alabama, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 1997–2000, 2016–present
Labels Atlantic Records
For other brands of drama see drama and drama (disambiguation).

Terence Cook,[1] better known by his stage name Drama, is an American Dirty South rapper, best known for his 1999 hit single "Left, Right, Left".

Musical work[edit]

Drama signed to Atlantic Records in 1999. He then released his debut single, "Left Right Left," which peaked at #73 on the Billboard Hot 100 and brought him to his early fame.

Soon after the release of his debut album Causin' Drama in February 2000, Drama was jailed for violating probation and was sentenced to 90 days in prison.[2] The album peaked at #32 on the Billboard 200 on the chart week of April 1, 2000, backed by the popularity of "Left Right Left",[3] and went on to be certified Gold by the RIAA.[2] He was later released from prison, with the intention of working on new music. His song "Big Ball" was also featured on the Osmosis Jones soundtrack. He released an album titled "Jean Wayne", on Tight 2 Def Music, on January 31st, 2014.

In 2015 he was released from prison. He is now working with small-time artists in the Atlanta area. According to family, he has music in progress and will be releasing in 2016.

In 2016, Drama was [4]arrested on July 28th for calling in a bomb threat to the law firm The Parks Group, run by "Real Housewives of Atlanta" celebrity cast member Phaedra Parks. The threat amounted to him carrying a package and making threats in the lobby, which affected The Lenox Building, an office building in Buckhead neighborhood.

The incident was proven a hoax, and Drama was charged with making terror threats and false reports, which all charges were dismissed. He is currently working on a new album set to release 2017.



Year Album Peak chart positions Certifications
U.S. U.S. R&B
2000 Causin' Drama
  • Released: February 8, 2000
  • Label: Atlantic
32 6 US: Gold
2014 Jean Wayne
  • Released: January 31st, 2014
  • Label: Tight 2 Def Music
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Year Single Chart positions Album
U.S. U.S.
1999 "Left, Right, Left" 73 18 2 Causin' Drama
2000 "Drama's Cadence (Double Time)"
2001 "Big Ball" Osmosis Jones soundtrack