Scoop DeVille

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Scoop DeVille
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Scoop DeVille during The Source photoshoot
Background information
Birth name Elijah Blue Molina
Born (1978-09-13) September 13, 1978 (age 35)
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Record producer, rapper, disc jockey
Instruments Keyboard, sampler, drums, vocoder, synthesizer
Years active 2005–present
Labels Stalk Market Records
Associated acts Snoop Dogg
Website Official website

Elijah Blue Molina, better known by his stage name Scoop DeVille, is an American music Producer and recording artist from Los Angeles, California. DeVille has produced records for several prominent rappers, such as Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes and Fat Joe, among several others.He is perhaps best known for producing Califonia-based rapper Snoop Dogg's "I Wanna Rock", as well as Kendrick Lamar's "Poetic Justice", both of which charted in the Top 50 of the US Billboard Hot 100. DeVille is also a brand ambassador for Famous Stars & Straps clothing company.[1]

Early life[edit]

Scoop DeVille was born in Los Angeles and is the son of rap pioneer, Kid Frost, a veteran rapper and founding member of super group Latin Alliance. Scoop appeared in his father’s arms for his first music video, “La Raza”, at the ripe age of three. Raised in a musical family, DeVille started rapping at the age of two, writing music at age nine, and produced his first hit single "Mamacita" by Baby Bash featuring Marcos Hernandez at age fifteen.

Career[edit]

DeVille has produced songs such as "The Recipe" by Kendrick Lamar featuring Dr. Dre, "Life of Da Party" by Snoop Dogg featuring Too Short, "New Year's Eve" by Snoop Dogg featuring Marty James, "Wait Until Tonight" by 50 Cent, "(Haha) Slow Down" by Fat Joe featuring Young Jeezy, "Nate" by Vince Staples, and "Mamacita" by Baby Bash. Scoop has been featured music videos for Snoop Dogg's "I Wanna Rock", Jonwayne's "The Come Up", Mibbs and Scoop DeVille's "Freebass", and Frost's "La Raza".

Adidas featured DeVille in the 2013 Los Angeles Lakers "all in for l.a." advertising campaign, alongside Dwight Howard, George Lopez, B-real and several other celebrities.[2] In 2013, DeVille founded his record label Stalk Market Records and released a promotional remix album titled, Scoopaloops, Vol. I. The lead single, "Losing My Religion" featuring Travis Barker was premiered on Los Angeles Radio Station KROQ's Kevin and Bean Morning show. In 2014, DeVille was nominated for a Grammy in the categories of "Best Rap Album" and "Album Of The Year" for his production on Kendrick Lamar's major-label debut good kid, m.A.A.d city (2013).

Production discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions Album
US Hot 100 US
R&B
US
Rap
2008 "Life of da Party" (Snoop Dogg featuring Too Short & Mistah F.A.B.) 105 48 14 Ego Trippin'
2009 "I Wanna Rock" (Snoop Dogg) 41 10 3 Malice n Wonderland
2010 "(Ha Ha) Slow Down" (Fat Joe featuring Young Jeezy) 54 23 The Darkside, Vol. 1
"Hurt Locker" (Xzibit) Non-album single
"New Year's Eve" (Snoop Dogg featuring Marty James) 66 Non-album single
2011 "Haters" (Tony Yayo featuring 50 Cent, Shawty Lo & Roscoe Dash) 112 TBA
2012 "The Recipe" (Kendrick Lamar featuring Dr. Dre) 103 38 23 good kid, m.A.A.d city
2013 "Poetic Justice" (Kendrick Lamar featuring Drake) 26 8 6
2014 "Calm Down" (Busta Rhymes featuring Eminem) 94 29 16 E.L.E.2 (Extinction Level Event 2)

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