DJ Spinz

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DJ Spinz
Birth nameGary Rafael Hill
Also known as
  • DJ Spinz
  • Spinz Hoodrich
  • Spinz Beats, Inc.
Born (1989-04-21) April 21, 1989 (age 29)
Augusta, Georgia, United States
OriginAtlanta, Georgia, United States
Genres
Occupation(s)
Instruments
Years active2002—present
LabelsHoodrich Entertainment
Associated acts

Gary Rafael Hill (born April 21, 1989), professionally known as DJ Spinz, is an American record producer, songwriter and disc jockey. He is signed to DJ Scream's Hoodrich Entertainment. Spinz became a DJ in the late 2000s before turning into a record producer as well.[1] He has produced hits for other artists such as Future, Ty Dolla Sign, Rich Homie Quan, iLoveMakonnen, French Montana, Cash Out, and Zach Farlow. [2]

Early life[edit]

Hill was born April 21, 1989, and grew up in Augusta, Georgia. Spinz's grandmother and uncle ran a supper club and he knew the DJ there since he was three or four years old.[3] Spinz used to watch him DJ, so it really inspired him. When Spinz was fourteen, his mother bought him his first turntables. The local radio station in Augusta would broadcast high school football games and Spinz made a good impression on the station's program director. Spinz started deejaying during the commercials breaks of the games. When Spinz was sixteen, he met DJ Scream when he went to Atlanta to a Guitar Center to buy some cables for his equipment. When he was sixteen, the program director gave Spinz his own radio spot. At the time everyone around him wanted to be a basketball player or a rapper, but deejaying stuck out to him and he wanted to be able to control the crowd.[4] At eighteen, Hill moved away from Augusta.

Career[edit]

Right after Spinz met DJ Scream, they worked together at Sirius XM Holdings and Spinz was signed to Hoodrich Entertainment. In 2009, Spinz shared an evening spot on Atlanta's Hot 107.9′s Hoodrich Radio. Around the time he started 107.9, Spinz started going into production. He picked up a keyboard and tried to make beats but struggled a couple of times and was sometimes at a point where he wanted to give up, but kept trying to perfect his skills. In 2010, Spinz produced the breakout single for Travis Porter, called "Go Shorty, Go". The fame of the song encouraged Spinz to want to keep going into production. In 2011, Spinz produced 2 Chainz', "Riot". Later in the year, Spinz also produced Ca$h Out's debut single, "Cashin' Out" and Ca$h Out wasn't signed to a label at the time.[4] Spinz is also a mixtape DJ. Spinz and his partner DJ Pretty Boy Tank, have been working on the Space Invaders mixtape series since 2006.[3] His productions have the tag "Cut it up!" voiced by his little brother.

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

  • Trips (2015)

Mixtapes[edit]

  • Heart of the City 6 (2009)
  • Trench Atlanta (2009)
  • Everything Based (2010) (with Lil B)
  • HPG (2012)
  • HPG 2 (2013)
  • HPG 3 (2013)

Production discography[edit]

Singles produced[edit]

List of singles as a producer or co-producer, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US US R&B US Rap
"Bring It Back"
(Travis Porter)
2011 69 18 14 From Day 1
"Cashin' Out
(Cash Out)
2012 32 2 1 It's My Time
"Rooster in My Rari"
(Waka Flocka Flame)
120 Triple F Life: Friends, Fans & Family
"Honest"
(Future)
2013 55 18 Honest
"She Twerkin"
(Cash Out)
2014 98 28 17 Let's Get It
"Ordinary"
(Trey Songz featuring Jeezy)
N/A
"Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)"
(Rich Homie Quan)
2015 26 8
  • RIAA : 2x Platinum
If You Ever Think I Will Stop Goin' In Ask Double R
"Fuck Up Some Commas"
(Future)
55 14
  • RIAA: Platinum
DS2
"Blasé"
(Ty Dolla Sign featuring Future & Rae Sremmurd)
63 20
  • RIAA: Platinum
Free TC
"Bottom of the Bottle"
(Currensy featuring August Alsina & Lil Wayne)
97 29 Canal Street Confidential
"Order More"
(G-Eazy featuring Starrah)
[A] 40 When It's Dark Out
"Bake Sale"
(Wiz Khalifa & Travis Scott)
2016 56 18 9 Khalifa
"Draco"
(Future)
46 17 11 FUTURE

Other songs[edit]

List of non-singles produced, with performing artists and other credited producers, showing year released and album name
Title Year Artist(s) Co-Producer(s) Album
"Alot of Hoes" 2009 2 Chainz none All Ice on Me "We in Dis Bitch" 2010 Rich Kid Shawty Word in da South Salute "Meant to Be" Big Sean Finally Famous Vol. 3: Big
"Pop Them Bands" 2011 Future Dirty Sprite
"Homicide" RMB Juztice Cabin Fever
"Freeband Gang" Future none True Story
"Atlanta Girl"
Twin Towers 2: No Fly Zone
"Riot" 2 Chainz T.R.U. REALigion
"Ring Ring" 2012
Rich Forever
"Blow"
Astronaut Status
"Non Else to Do" Rich Kidz Everybody Eat Bread
"Motivation" Plies On Trial
"You Deserve It" Future Nard & B Pluto
"She Got It" K Camp none Fan 4 Life
"Don't Make No Sense" I'm Up
"Lurking With Roosters" Starlito Post Traumatic Stress
"April Fools"
  • DJ 864
  • Mr. Sipp
  • Ca$h Out
Realezt on the Rize 3
"Disqualified" CM7: The World Is Yours
"Gas and Mud" Gucci Mane C4 Trap God
"Nacho$" Rocko none Wordplay
"We On" 2013 BankRoll Nard & B Hustler's Dream Every Hater's Nightmare
"Counting Money
none Cheez n Dope
"Nothin' On Ya"
  • Gucci Mane
  • Wiz Khalifa
C4 Trap God 2
"Pistol In The Party" Gucci Mane
"I'm a Dawg"
  • Chaz Gotti
  • Guwop
none Voice of Dunk
"Can't Handle Me" Southside EastAtlantaMemphis
"Thirsty" Gucci Mane C4 Trap Back 2
"Dumb Fine"
"Full Of It" none
"Problem"
Metro Boomin Forbes Atlanta
"On Me"
none All In
"Das Right" Strap da Fool
"Fuck Friends"
"Lunchin' Azz Niggas" V Stash Growth and Development
"Hands on U" Future Killah Kalam Black Woodstock: The Soundtrack
"Work" John "$K" McGee The Product 2
"Get Ya Money"
Dun Deal
"Inhale" August Alsina The Product 2
"Poppin' Sum" none G.D.O.D. (Get Dough or Die)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Order More" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number five on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, which acts as an extension to the Hot 100.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DJ Spinz - 25 New Producers To Watch Out For". Complex. 2012-11-05. Retrieved 2015-05-13.
  2. ^ "DJ Spinz". Genius.com. Retrieved 2015-05-13.
  3. ^ a b Noz, Andrew. "Beat Construction: DJ Spinz". The Fader. Retrieved 2015-05-17.
  4. ^ a b Graham, Nadine (2012-06-04). "DJ Spinz: Inside the DJ Booth". Retrieved 2015-05-13.
  5. ^ Invalid chart name entered Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles%5b%5bCategory:Articles using BillboardChartNum with invalid chart name%5d%5d "G-Eazy – Chart History: Bubbling Under Hot 100" Check |url= value (help). Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 16, 2016.