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Birth name Dana Stinson
Born (1971-02-02) February 2, 1971 (age 47)
Origin Hollis, Queens, New York, USA
Genres East Coast hip hop
Occupation(s) record producer, rapper, singer
Years active 1993–present
Labels Muzic Park
Associated acts Redman
Website Roc

Dana Stinson (born February 2, 1971), better known by his stage name Rockwilder, is an American hip hop record producer and singer. He got his name from the American 80's-90's street term "a rockwilder", which means to impress and totally rock the dancefloor in a wild, funky and groovy manner. A Rockwilder is a person who is fully devoted to increasing the atmosphere on the dance floor. A person who steals the spotlight of the party, and completely changes the dynamic of the atmosphere. The stamina of "a rockwilder" is immense as the person only has one goal, to party hard. The goal of many party enthusiast is to become "a rockwilder" during the night. To receive the title "You're a rockwilder" is one of the most honorable gestures a person could get. The term is also connected to the DJ "Rockwilder" who got his name for making the crowd go nuts or become rockwilders.

A long term friend of Def Jam rapper Redman, Rockwilder got his start producing for East Coast hip hop artists in the mid-1990s. In 1999 Rockwilder produced Method Man & Redman's hit single "Da Rockwilder". He has produced at least one track on every Redman album since 1994's Dare Iz a Darkside.


Rockwilder began his debut production on the 1994 Organized Konfusion album Stress: The Extinction Agenda & the Flatlinerz album "U.S.A.. He went on to craft records by other artists, including Jay-Z's "Do It Again (Put Ya Hands Up)" (1999), Busta Rhymes and Erykah Badu's "One" (1997), Xzibit's Front 2 Back (2000), and De La Soul's "I.C. Y'All" (2000). He also went on to work with Janet Jackson (several album tracks on All for You) and Destiny's Child (the Rockwilder Remix of "Bootylicious" as well as "If" and "Free" from Destiny Fulfilled), and was the co-producer, with Missy Elliott, of the 2001 Christina Aguilera/Lil' Kim/Mýa/Pink cover of Labelle's 1974 "Lady Marmalade" for the film Moulin Rouge! for which they received a Grammy Award. He also produced the song "Dirrty" for Aguilera featuring Redman using the original beat he produced for Redman's song "Let's Get Dirty (I Can't Get in da Club)". In the 2000s, Rockwilder produced several tracks on Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes' Supernova (2001). The songs include "Hot" and "Rags 2 Riches". Later in 2003, he made the collaboration between couple Kelis and Nas, "In Public", being released from Kelis' Tasty.

After a string of pop-chart hits, Rockwilder went on to score the movie How High starring Redman and Method Man.

Rockwilder has founded his own record/production company (Muzicpark Entertainment).

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