Scoop DeVille

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Scoop DeVille
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Scoop DeVille during The Source.
Background information
Birth nameElijah Blue Molina
Born (1987-10-15) October 15, 1987 (age 32)
OriginLos Angeles, California, United States
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)
  • Record producer
  • rapper
  • DJ
Instruments
  • Keyboard
  • sampler
  • drums
  • vocoder
  • synthesizer
  • vocals
Years active2005–present
Associated acts
WebsiteOfficial website

Elijah Blue Molina (born October 15, 1987), better known by his stage name Scoop DeVille, is a Mexican-American record producer, rapper and DJ. DeVille has produced records for several prominent rappers, such as Kendrick Lamar, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Nipsey Hussle, 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes and Fat Joe, among several others. He is perhaps best known for producing Kendrick Lamar's "Poetic Justice featuring Drake, as well as Snoop Dogg's "I Wanna Rock" featuring Jay-Z, both of which charted in the top 50 of the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Early life[edit]

Molina was born in Los Angeles, and is the son of Latino hip-hop pioneer Kid Frost. At age three, he was seen being carried in his father’s arms in the video for Kid Frost's 1990 single “La Raza”. Raised in a musical family, Molina started rapping at the age of two, writing music at the age of nine, and produced his first hit single, "Mamacita" by Baby Bash, at fifteen.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

DeVille has produced songs such as "The Recipe" by Kendrick Lamar featuring Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar 'Poetic Justice' Ft. Drake, Snoop Dogg 'I Wanna Rock' ft. Jay Z, "Wait Until Tonight" by 50 Cent, "(Haha) Slow Down" by Fat Joe featuring Young Jeezy, Busta Rhymes 'Calm Down' ft. Eminem, Vince Staples 'Nate' ft. James Fauntleroy, 'Trouble On Central' by Buddy (rapper).

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.

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
"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
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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