Bio/Resume

Bio:

Known for his 2008 break-out beat on "Don't do it," for Young Jeezy's platinum-selling album "The Recession," producer DJ Pain 1 stays busy.  From touring as a DJ to producing full albums as well as creating original and free content for the producer community, this Hip-Hop musician takes no breaks.

A Wisconsin-native and lifelong Hip-Hop fan, DJ Pain 1 began exploring production in the late 90's.  From 2002 until 2007, while still making music, he immersed himself in education and youth services.  Just one year after earning his BA in English Education, Pain 1 landed his first major beat placement with Young Jeezy.  

Pain 1 continued his education, pursuing a Masters of English while holding down multiple jobs, performing and amassing a catalog of recorded material.  In that time, he produced records from artists including 50 Cent, Shyne, Gucci Mane, MC Lyte, Public Enemy, Vado and an additional track for Young Jeezy entitled "CTE or nothing."

Frustrations with the lack of exposure he was receiving for his production efforts led Pain 1 to begin releasing his own projects.  He started with a 2010 album "The Waiting Game," which predominantly featured regular collaborators such as I-20, Rain, Money B, Tek and J-Stills.  He then decided to interface his DJ'ing with his production and premiered his ongoing mixtape series, "Painkillerz," free digital downloads produced exclusively by him.  His mixtapes included hosts MC Lyte, Black Rob, Big Sean and LEP Bogus Boys and were followed by his popular series of instrumental albums, "Undressed Instrumentals."

Currently Pain 1 balances occasional touring with studio work, content creation and rare moments of relaxation.

Selected Production Resume:

Young Jeezy: "Don't Do It"
50 Cent feat. Schoolboy Q: "Can I Speak to You"
Ludacris feat. Rick Ross: "Money"
Public Enemy: "Hoover Music," "Evil Empire of..."
Lil' Bibby feat. Kevin Gates: "We Are Strong"
Gunplay feat. Masspike Miles: "Leave Da Game"
King L featuring Pusha T and Juicy J: "My Hoes They Do Drugs"
The Game featuring Jadakiss, Styles P, AR-16: "Last Supper" Yo Gotti: "Save Da Trap"
Joe Budden: "Pain Won't Stop," "Vietnam"
Slaughterhouse: "Offshore"
G Herbo (Lil Herb): "Countin' 100s"
Royce Da 5' 9": "Trust the Shooter"
Lil Chuckee featuring 2Chainz and Yo Gotti: "Big Money Talk"
Starlito feat. Young Dolph & Killa Kyleon: "Cashville to Memphis to Houston"
Smoke DZA: "Ginger"
Jaheim: "I Found You"
Kirko Bangz: "For My Niggaz"
Vado and Mavado: "M.A.V.A.D.O. (Fly Again)"
Vado: "What's Poppin'" "All the Drama"
Snow tha Product: "Fresher Than a Mug"
Kool G Rap: "The Fix"
Rebstar: "Down"
USDA featuring Young Jeezy: "CTE or Nothing"
Jim Jones: "Crash," "First of the Year"
Masspike Miles: "Making Love," "Ur Kind," "Say Hello to Forever"
Meek Mill featuring Masspike Miles, Pill, Magazeen, Triple C's: "Love This City"
Smokes featuring Joell Ortiz and Rain: "Roots"
Rain: "Magic Hour Two (entire album)"
I-20 featuring Gudda Gudda: "Hood Shit"
I-20 featuring The Outlawz: "War Shit"
Shyne featuring Gucci Mane: "Trunk Full"
New Boyz: "Back Seat (Official Urban Remix)"
Black Rob featuring Sean Price: "No Fear"
Papoose featuring Nathaniel: "King of the Hood"
Young Buck: "Personal," "Compare Me"
Soulja Boy: "Reppin' for the Ocean"
Huey: "Feel it"
Doughboy featuring Huey: "100"
Stat Quo "Styling," "B.A.N.," "Bad Man"
Mistah Fab: "Bishop"
Fred the Godson, Mistah FAB and Ya Boy: "Killin' These Rap Niggas"
Scotty Boi: "To the Money," "Fuego"
Ransom: "Insanity"
Chi Ali featuring Maino: "Baby Sky"
Chi Ali featuring Mysonne: "Girls Around Me"
2 Pistols: "My Life"
Kállay Saunders: "Tonight"
Doe B: "God Flow"
D-Lux featuring Ace Hood: "Bomb Bomb"
Loaded Lux: "Million Dollar Dreaming," "Jammin'," "Takes Two"
Black Rob: "About Me"
I-20 featuring Fiend: "Live It Up"
Sole: "I Think I'm Emma Goldman," "Insurgent Rap," "Don't Riot"
Mysonne featuring Chi Ali and Nathaniel: "Came From Nothing"
Winners Circle featuring Nipsey Hussle: "Runner Up"
Doughboy, Jibbs, Huey, Tef Poe, Trixie and Vega - "100 (remix)"