Bio/Resume

Bio:


Known for his breakout production on Young Jeezy's platinum-selling album "The Recession," producer DJ Pain 1 stays busy.  Since his debut, he has worked with artists ranging from G Herbo to Public Enemy, Mavis Staples to Ludacris.  His resume includes several top 10 albums, work as an educator in his community, two worldwide tours and a dedication to Hip-Hop growth and advocacy.

A Wisconsin-native and lifelong Hip-Hop fan and practitioner, 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, Gucci Mane, MC Lyte, an additional song with Young Jeezy.

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.  He then began to garner notoriety by creating free resources for aspiring independent musicians including a popular online video series on independent music marketing as well as free resources for the producer community.

Currently, DJ Pain 1 is touring, working on several new albums including a forthcoming release with Public Enemy, and continuing to advocate for Hip-Hop in his community through his work as a founding member of the non-profit Urban Community Arts Network.

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)"