Cut Killer

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Cut Killer
Birth name Anouar Hajoui
Born (1971-05-06) 6 May 1971 (age 43)
Origin Meknes, Morocco
Genres hip hop, rap
Occupations Rapper
Years active 1994–present
Website www.djcutkiller

Anouar Hajoui better known as DJ Cut Killer or just Cut Killer (French pronunciation: ​[kœt kiˈlœʁ]; born 6 May 1971) is a renowned French DJ of Moroccan origin with a versatile repertoire of hip hop and rap.

He enjoys international fame and mixed in United States of America through invitations by DJ Big Dawg Pitbulls of Funkmaster Flex and Shadyville DJ's of rapper 50 Cent. For more than fifteen years, he has been one of the most emblematic DJs in French hip hop.

Biography[edit]

Killer as a young Parisian who loved music and a frenzied activist embraced wholeheartedly the emerging Parisian movement. He joined IZB, the first association to promote the hip-hop and organize concerts, and put down scratches on Original MC’s 1991 album. He performed a memorable role as himself in a scene from the cult movie La Haine. He was a DJ for MC Solaar’s concerts, scratcher on IAM member Akhenaton’s solo album, and a radio show on Radio Nova. Since september 2001, his girlfriend is the french journalist Enora Malagré.

Career[edit]

In the middle of the 1990s, Killer had already become a well-respected and active DJ. He adapted and consolidated New York hip-hop in France through many of his mix tapes, mixing the latest releases and freestyles of French rap, they became favorites and collectors' items. His dynamic mixes, his smartness to catch the best 12 inches before anyone, and his flair to find local rappers made his mix-tapes important. The big number of top brass of the second generation of French rap went through this: Sages Poètes de la Rue, Lunatic, 113 and many others. The Hip Hop Soul Party series, composed of double mixed CDs, started in 1996 at MCA’s. From the second volume on, exclusive tracks began to appear from Fabe, Busta Flex, among others, with one CD dedicated to hip-hop, the other to R&B. In volume three, a CD was dedicated to international hip-hop, the other to French hip-hop.

Killer, after the death of his rapper mate East established a label called Double H (for Hip-Hop) as a merchandising company and then a production label. In a few years, HH became one of the most influential independent labels on the market. When shifting from Universal to Small (Sony), the Hip-Hop Soul Party project became the Cut Killer Show with a first double CD published in 1997 (containing an outro by Jamel Debbouze), followed in 1998 by Operation Freestyle, a record fully dedicated to French underground. In 1999, Cut Killer and his associates produced R&B 2000, the collective album Double H DJ Crew, but also highly respected artists such as Fabe, Doudou Masta and 113, who managed to make their album Les Princes de la Ville a platinum record to end up winning two "Victoires de la Musique" (French music awards) in 2000. Double H is still developing with a team of street marketing, a clothing line "HH Wear", a publishing company called "Eastory Editions", followed by another production and publishing label "Eastory Production". Besides, Killer is booked by Chaos Prod agency, created by his brother Chakri.

As The Hip-Hop Soul Party and Cut Killer Show series reached the top of the charts and brought in gold and platinum awards, Killer delegated R&B to his long time accomplice, DJ Abdel, West Coast music to the specialist DJ Cream, and gave himself a try with dancehall Ragga Killa Show, before coming back to the French sound with 1 Son 2 Rue. Over the years, Cut Killer made or produced about twenty mixed albums.

Fond of the cinema, Killer mixed music in La Haine, where he played music from Edith Piaf and NTM on KRS-One’s beat.[1] Many offers followed and he signed several tracks on the OSTs of Zak Fishman’s Gamer, Fred Garson’s The Dancer, and Miguel Courtois’ Un Ange. He signed the complete score for Fabrice Genstal’s La Squale, with Herve Rakoto and Sofiane Le Cat’s, followed by Le Raid (Djamel Bensallah), Trois Zéro (Fabien Onteniente), Peau d’Ange (Vincent Perez)…

In the middle of the decade, Killer returned to the fundamentals of dee-jaying on radio, and after four years on Radio Nova, he joins Skyrock, where he has a weekly show the best of global hip-hop evolution. Truly an international DJ, he became the first French DJ booked in the USA through Funkmaster Flex’ DJ Big Dawg Pitbulls and 50 Cent’s Shadyville DJ’s.

Killer has great versatility mixing the urban style, with rock, pop, reggae, in renowned venues in Asia, Europe, USA, Australia bringing down barriers the barriers of language and geography.

Discography[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

  • 2009: New Jack Collect-or
  • 2009: East & Fabe
  • 2008: Tribute II
  • 2007: Street Français 4
  • 2007: Mixtape Trailer
  • 2007: Psychanalyse avant l'album
  • 2007: Summer Tour 2007
  • 2006: Street Français 2
  • 2006: Street Français 3
  • 2006: Opération Freestyle Maroc 2006
  • 2006: Evolution
  • 2006: Un Combat Sans Fin Part 2
  • 2005: Street Français 1
  • 2005: Lunatic
  • 2004: Live Milan
  • 2003: International hustler
  • 2003: rnb 11
  • 2003: Summer Tour 2003
  • 2002: 1 Son 2 Rue
  • 2002: LIVE JAY-Z
  • 2002: 1 son 2 rue freestyle 3
  • 2002: New Jack réedition
  • 2001: Triptik
  • 2001: Ouragan
  • 2001: RNB 9
  • 2001: Mix du dragon
  • 2000: Freestyle Canada
  • 2000: comité 2 brailleur
  • 2001: La Tempête
  • 2001: Live Portugal
  • 1999: HH DJ Crew
  • 1999: Les liens sacres
  • 1999: Live bad boy
  • 1999: Pitt Bull Street Team
  • 1998: Freestyle 2 vol 3 Province
  • 1998: Freestyle 2 Vol 1 Paris
  • 1998: Live Vevey Suisse
  • 1998: Freestyle 2 vol 2 Banlieues
  • 1997: Cut Killer Party Jam
  • 1997: Afro Jazz
  • 1997: D.Abuz Suspects
  • 1996: Hip Hop Summer Jam 96
  • 1996: Hip Jop Never Die
  • 1996: Timide et Sans Compexe Boogotop
  • 1996: Hip Hop Summer Jam
  • 1996: La Cliqua
  • 1996: Un Combat Sans Fin Part 2
  • 1996: Represent
  • 1995: Freestyle
  • 1995: Keep It Real
  • 1995: Cut Killer Tape 7
  • 1995: Les Lunatics
  • 1995: Ménage à 3
  • 1995: Mixtape N°14
  • 1994: 19361

Albums[edit]

  • 2003: Hip hop Soul Party 6
  • 2003: Party Jam
  • 2003: Mastamorphoze
  • 2003: HH Classics volume 1
  • 2002: Ragga Killa Show
  • 2002: La Rage de Dire
  • 2002: Le Prologue
  • 2001: Double H Dj Crew
  • 2001: Hip Hop Soul Party 5
  • 2001: Cut Killer Show 2
  • 2001: R&B 2000 International
  • 2000: Hip Hop Soul Party 4
  • 1998: Cut Killer Show
  • 1998: Opération Freestyle
  • 1998: Détournement de Son
  • 1998: Trop Loin
  • 1998: Eastwoo
  • 1997: Mal Partis
  • 1996: Hip Hop Soul Party 1
  • 1996: Hip Hop Soul Party 2
  • 1996: Hip hop Soul Party 3

Film themes (OST)[edit]

  • 1995 : La Haine, Matthieu Kassovitz (1 titre)
  • 2000 : Gamer, Valentin Rousseau (3 titres)
  • 2000 : The Dancer, Fred Garson (post synchro)
  • 2001 : Un ange, Michel Courtois (1 titre)
  • 2001 : La squale, Fabrice Genestal (intégralité)

Participations[edit]

  • 2004 : Liberté d'expression 2
  • 2005 : Comités de brailleurs

DVDs[edit]

  • 2002 : DJ School feat. Various DJ's
  • 2004 : DVDeejay feat. Various DJ's
  • 2004 : RnB invasion
  • 2005 : The Cut Killer Show

Clubs appearances & residences[edit]

  • Palais (Cannes)
  • Boudoir (Dubai)
  • VIP Room (Cannes, Paris, St Tropez)
  • St Germain (Zurich)
  • Platinum (Geneva)
  • NOXX (Anvers)
  • Kiss & Fly (New York)
  • B Club (Moscow)
  • Chinawhite (London)
  • Pacha (Ibiza)
  • Pacha (Marrakech)
  • Bora Bora (Sousse)
  • Via Notte (Porto Vecchio)
  • Karement (Monaco)
  • Planches (Deauville)
  • Dune (Toulouse)
  • Macumba
  • Indochine (Zurich)
  • Bar Rouge (Sanghai)
  • Mix (Beijing)
  • Mint (Hong Kong)

He also mixed for: Nike, MTV, Foot Locker, SNCF, PlayStation, Sobieski, Europa, Toyota, Première, Nintendo, Canal +, J&B, Adidas, Philips, Chaumet, Chopard, Agnès B, Puma, Louis Vuitton, Universal, Sony, Apple, Blackberry

Filmography[edit]

Actor[edit]

  • 1995: La Haine as DJ
  • 1998: Hang the DJ as himself
  • 2000: The Dancer as DJ Atomic
  • 2006: Arthur et les Minimoys as DJ Easy Low (uncredited)
  • 2008: 9 - Un chiffre, un homme as himself

Composer[edit]

  • 2000: La squale

See also[edit]

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