DJ Spinna

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DJ Spinna
DJ Spinna 2014.jpg
DJ Spinna in 2014
Background information
Birth name Vincent Williams
Also known as DJ Spinna
Born 1973
Genres Electro-funk
Hip-Hop Music
Soul
House music
Occupations Producer, DJ
Associated acts Polyrhythm Addicts
Jigmastas
Website http://www.djspinna.com/

DJ Spinna (born Vincent Williams, 1973) is an American hip hop and house-music artist and producer, who, according to Allmusic.com, has "remained strictly an underground artist despite his astonishing talent."[1]

Biography[edit]

He began experimenting with turntables at age 11 and is known for combining dance music with hip hop, funk, and soul music. He remixed artists such as De La Soul, Mary J. Blige, and Stevie Wonder. He also collaborated with Eminem on songs such as "Three Six Five," "Watch Deez," and "5-Star Generals," before the latter went on to superstardom. His first group, the Jigmastas, was with the emcee Kriminul. He is also a member of Polyrhythm Addicts, an underground hip-hop 'supergroup' composed of him, Apani B Fly MC, Mr. Complex, and Shabaam Sahdeeq. The group's album Rhyme-Related was released in 1999 on Wreck/Nervous Records and featured a song with Pharaohe Monch. Apani B Fly MC was replaced by Tiye Phoenix when the group reunited and recorded the 2007 release Break Glass, which featured the single “Reachin’,” released on April 24, 2007. He also worked with New York-based live house-music group Tortured Soul as well as being a member of the group Domecrackers with DJ-Producer Joc Max from Kansas City, and Grap Luva, whose brother is legendary hip hop producer Pete Rock.

Discography[edit]

With Domecrackers
  • Take a Look (2004 Single)
With Polyrhythm Addicts
  • Rhyme-Related (1999)
  • Reachin' (2007 Single)
  • Break Glass... (2007)
With Jigmastas
  • Grass Roots: Lyrical Fluctuation EP (2000)
  • Infectious (2001)
  • TBA (2014)
Solo
  • Jiggy Breaks (1996)
  • Heavy Beats, Vol. 1 (1999)
  • Bahia Blues (featuring Monet) (2000)
  • DJ Song (2000)
  • Deep-Rooted (2001)
  • New York Times (2002)
  • DJ Spinna Presents Beyond Real Experience Volume 2 (2002)
  • Rock (Unplugged) Drive (2002)
  • Wonder of Stevie (2003)
  • Here to There (2003)
  • Compositions 2 (2004)
  • Compositions 1 (2005)
  • Compositions 3 (2005)
  • Intergalactic Soul (2006)
  • Dillagence 7" (2008)
  • Sonic Smash (2009)
  • Underground Forever (2010)
With Tortured Soul
  • Why Fall In Love (2007)
With Grand Pianoramax
  • The Hook (Remixes) - digital single (2008)
  • The Hook (Remixes) - 12" vinyl single (2009)

With Erik Rico[edit]

  • Melody - single from Sonic Smash (2009)

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