DJ Rectangle

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DJ Rectangle
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Background information
Genres Dance, Hip hop, Club, Latin
Occupations DJ, Producer, Recording artist
Years active 1991-present
Associated acts Black Eyed Peas, Snoop Dogg, Justin Timberlake, Warren G, Eminem, Nate Dogg, DJ Premier, Funkdoobiest, Wu-Tang Clan, Naughty by Nature, Salt-n-Pepa, Bad Boy Bill, Lady of Rage, Dirt Nasty, R. Kelly, Jermaine Dupri, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent
Website http://www.djrectangle.com

DJ Rectangle is an American DJ/turntablist and Grammy Award-nominated Dance/Hip Hop/Club record producer.

In 1993, DJ Rectangle won the US DMC Championship and the International DJ Search, sponsored by The Box Television, to become the official DJ for Def Jam recording artist Warren G. He then toured with Warren G on his Regulate tour, and continued to appear on various television shows including Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Jon Stewart Show, Late Night with David Letterman, MTV Spring Break, and London’s Top of the Pops, to name a few.

DJ Rectangle has also toured with other established artists, including R. Kelly, Heavy D, Montell Jordan, Monica, Bone Thugs n Harmony and Ice Cube. He has also performed with Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, The Lady of Rage, Foxy Brown, Tha Dogg Pound, The Luniz, Ron Isley, and many more.

He was one of the first DJs to integrate original freestyles from major recording artists into his own mixtapes and has released an extensive set of battle records used by many successive DJs to win DMC World Championships. His mixtapes have reached over 125 countries, including Russia, Italy, New Zealand, Japan, France, China, The United Arab Emirates, Australia, Spain, and Germany.

DJ Rectangle went on to become a Grammy Award nominated producer. He has produced records that have sold over 2 million copies, including releases by Eminem, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Justin Timberlake, Dirt Nasty, Mala Rodríguez, and Xzibit. Additionally, he has produced tracks used on television shows such as E! True Hollywood Story, Saturday Night Live, and Super Bowl XLIII as well major motion pictures including 1996's Set It Off starring Jada Pinkett and Queen Latifah, 1997's Fakin' da Funk starring Pam Grier and Dante Basco, The Big Hit starring Mark Wahlberg, and 2005's Get Rich or Die Tryin' starring 50 Cent.

He attended San Diego State University, and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration.

Discography[edit]

Television[edit]

Movies[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

  • 2014 Deadly Needles 2, Guardians Of The Turntablist, Ultimate Power
  • 2013 When Worlds Collide, Vinyl Combat 3
  • 2008 Wax Assassin 2: Training Day, Bad Table Manners
  • 2006 Casino Royale Vol. 2: For The Gangsters, Casino Royale Vol. 1 : For The Hustlers, Kill Steelz Vol. 2, Kill Steelz Vol. 1
  • 2005 Fear And Loathing, Rectangle's Big Adventure, 2005 Pyro Technics
  • 2004 Who Framed DJ Rectangle?, "Resident Evil" Turn Table Apocalypse, Six Million Dollar Hand, Wax On Wax Off
  • 2003 1200's Never Die
  • 2002 Faders Of Fury, Vinyl Combat 2: Attack Of The Clones, Turntable Torture, Deadly Needles
  • 2000 Enter The Diamond Needle Dynasty
  • 1999 The Tone Arm Terrorist, Behind Bars, Wax Assassin
  • 1998 The Lightning Fist (Millennium Collection Vol. 7)
  • 1997 The Tables Have Turned
  • 1995 Vinyl Combat, Ill Rated
  • 1994 Rollin' Deep, O.G Style, Talkin Shit, Let The Bass Kick, Funky Demolition
  • 1992 Vanilla Dope EP

Battle records[edit]

  • 2009 Scratch Masters Revenge Volume 2
  • 2007 Ultimate, Ultimate Battle weapon Vol. 8, Ultimate, Ultimate Battle Weapon Vol. 7
  • 2006 Ultimate, Ultimate Battle Weapon Vol. 6
  • 2005 Dope Trax Vol. 2
  • 2003 Battle Wax Vol. 2
  • 2002 The Vinyl Avengers Vol. 2
  • 2001 The Best of DJ Rectangle, Ultimate, Ultimate Battle Weapon, Vol. 5, Ultimate, Ultimate Battle Weapon, Vol. 4 (Battle record)
  • 2000 Scratch Masters Revenge, Vol. 1, Mixes Beats & More, Vol. 2, Mixes Beats & More, Vol. 1
  • 1999 Ultimate, Ultimate Battle Weapon, Vol. 3, The Vinyl Avengers, Vol. 1, Ultimate, Ultimate Battle Weapon, Vol. 2
  • 1998 Ultimate, Ultimate Battle Weapon, Vol. 1, Frosted Breaks Vol. 2
  • 1997 Deadly Needles, Gorilla Breaks, Frosted Breaks, Battle Wax Vol. 1
  • 1996 Ultimate Battle Weapon Vol. 5, Ultimate Battle Weapon Vol. 4, Original Battle Weapon
  • 1995 Ultimate Battle Weapon Vol. 3, Ultimate Battle Weapon Vol. 2, Ultimate, Battle Weapon Vol. 1
  • 1994 Let the Bass Kick, Funky Demolition
  • 1991 Dope Trax Vol. 1

Production[edit]

2008[edit]

Mala Rodríguez - Malamarismo[edit]
  • "Malamarismo" (Label: Universal Music Spain)

2007[edit]

Dirt Nasty - Dirt Nasty[edit]
  • "Animal Lover" (Label: Shoot To Kill)

2005[edit]

DJ Rectangle Feat. 50 Cent - Get Rich or Die Tryin'[edit]

2003[edit]

DJ Rectangle Feat. Eminem and Dree - 1200's Never Die[edit]
  • "You Must Be Crazy" (Label: Music 4 Da People)

2001[edit]

Funkdoobiest - Real Urban Latin 1[edit]
  • "4-1 Nite" (Label: RCA)
DJ Rectangle - Hip Hop + Rap[edit]
  • "Ya Ya Door" (Label: De Wolfe)
  • "What What" (Label: De Wolfe)
  • "First Love" (Label: De Wolfe)
  • "How Many Times" (Label: De Wolfe)
  • "Best Watch Out" (Label: De Wolfe)
  • "Rock The Spot" (Label: De Wolfe)
  • "Fake a Smile" (Label: De Wolfe)
DJ Rectangle Feat. The Whoridas - The Ultimate[edit]
  • "The Way We Do" (Label: South Paw)
DJ Rectangle Feat. Funkdoobiest - The Ultimate[edit]
  • "Wild Out" (Label: South Paw)

2000[edit]

A Lighter Shade of Brown - Greatest Hits[edit]
Xzibit Feat. Montage - Larger Than Life[edit]
  • "Larger Than Life" (Label: TVT)

1999[edit]

DJ Rectangle - Pumping Energy 3[edit]
  • Various (Label: De Wolfe)
DJ Rectangle - Hard Beats[edit]
  • Various (Label: De Wolfe)

1998[edit]

Funkdoobiest - The Big Hit (soundtrack)[edit]
The Whoridas - Cheap Shots, Low Blows and Sucker Punches[edit]
  • "Get Lifted" (Label: South Paw)
Son Doobie - Cheap Shots, Low Blows and Sucker Punches[edit]
  • "Cali Life" (Label: South Paw)

1997[edit]

DJ Rectangle - Ghetto Politix[edit]
Funkdoobiest Feat. Daz Dillinger - Troubleshooters[edit]
  • "Papi Chulo" (Label: RCA)

1996[edit]

Da 5 Footaz - Set It Off (soundtrack)[edit]
The Dove Shack - Fakin' da Funk (soundtrack)[edit]
  • "Low Low" (Label: Street Solid)

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