|Birth name||Dana Stinson|
|Born||February 2, 1971|
|Genres||Hip hop, East Coast hip hop|
|Occupation(s)||record producer, rapper, singer|
|Associated acts||Redman, EPMD, Method Man & Redman, Whuteva, P!nk, 50 Cent|
Rockwilder (born Dana Stinson on February 2, 1971) is an American hip hop record producer and singer. 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" (1998), 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 has slowed down and in recent years has been giving his beats almost exclusively to longtime friends including inspirational rapper, WHUTEVA, a protégé of Rockwilder whom he made a pact to assist early in his career. "Mardi Gras", Whuteva's first solo single produced by Rockwilder, was released in 2002 by Hollywood Records/Muzic Park and was featured on Ice Cube's "Friday After Next" movie soundtrack. While on Muzic Park, Whuteva and crew "Hoodlum Fresh- The Frat" have performed at venues ranging from Madison Square Garden, Daddy O's in Cancun, Mexico, Billboard Live in Miami and BET soundstage in Orlando.
Rockwilder has founded his own record/production company (Muzic Park Entertainment), which officially launched its first act, Motown recording singer/songwriter Yummy Bingham (a signed artist and owning/producing partner in Muzic Park). In early 2006, Rockwilder went into the studio with the singer Brandy to record songs for her fifth studio release. For Beanie Sigel's 2007 album The Solution, Rockwilder produced the track "Shake It For Me".
Over the past years rockwilder has been producing an upcoming rap group rolling united which consists of his son pupp. His long time nephew Malik Johns has also been in the studio with him learning to make beats and produce them.
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