Dj Mustard Biography
Dj Mustard is an American Grammy award-winning record producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record executive, DJ and hype man from Los Angeles, California. He was born as Dijon McFarlane.
He is a frequent collaborator of Compton-bred rapper YG and has produced numerous singles for hip hop and R&B artists since his entrance into mainstream music in 2011. Mustard’s production style has been described as an up-tempo, club-oriented, catchy yet rudimentary melodic hip hop style.
Dj Mustard Age
He was born on June 5, 1990. California, United States of America. Dj Mustard is 29 years old as of 2019.
Dj Mustard Wife
He is married to Chanel Dijon.
Dj Mustard Kids
He has a son named Kiylan and a daughter named Kauner with longtime partner Chanel.
Dj Mustard Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $8 million dollars.
Dj Mustard Height
He is 5 ft 7 inches tall.
Dj Mustard Songs
YG & 03 Greedo Usher In The Ratchet Bonanza On “Wasted”Joe Moses & RJmrLA Link Up On “Stop It”2 Chainz, Lil Wayne & E-40 Favour The “2 Dollar Bill” Migos & Mustard Link Up For Unfiltered “Pure WaterPeewee Longway Feat. Quavo & OffsetYG & Quavo Serenade The Ladies On “Slay” Travis Scott & YG Team Up On DJ Mustard’s “Dangerous World”Nicki Minaj & Quavo Jump On The Remix To Ella Mai’s “Boo’d Up”Kamiya & Schoolboy Q Are “Addicted To Ballin” In New DJ Mustard-produced CollaboYG Recruits Nicki Minaj, 2 Chainz & Big Sean For New Single “Big Bank”
Dj Mustard Music Career
In an interview with Sway’s Universe, he described his business relationship with West Coast rapper YG. Since YG’s second mixtape The Real 4Fingaz, he has produced on all of his mixtapes. “I started making beats for YG; he was one of the first people to do my beats. I started with him, so for us to do a mixtape was easy. We created this dancing sound. I feel like we owed it to the streets and we’re not stopping.”
DJ Mustard has produced singles by YG such as “Bitches Ain’t Shit” featuring rappers Tyga and Nipsey Hussle, and “You Broke” also featuring Nipsey Hussle. During 2010, DJ Mustard released an unofficial compilation album with various artists through the label Thump Records that was called Let’s Jerk named after the street dance called jerking in Los Angeles.
During late 2011, DJ Mustard-produced Tyga’s third single “Rack City” from his second album Careless World: Rise of the Last King. The song was released in December 2011, and peaked at #7 on the BillboardHot 100 chart, #1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, and #2 on the Hot Rap Songs chart. It was also certified 2x platinum by the RIAA.
According to Mustard, the beat for the song was originally for YG. YG told Mustard that Tyga needed a beat, so he sent the beat to Tyga. DJ Mustard’s career was given a huge blast from the song. He also produced two tracks from Tyga’s mixtape Well Done 3, the third installment of his Well Done series and his song “Hit Em Up” featuring rapper Jadakiss from his third album Hotel California, released on April 9, 2013.
Dj Mustard Artistry
Mustard’s production style has been described as an up-tempo, radio-friendly, club-oriented, catchy hip hop style to which he calls “ratchet music”.Mustard’s body of work has been recognized by critics as sonically cohesive and recognizable in that many of his tracks have recurring, identifiable motifs. Most apparent is his producer signature “Mustard on the beat, ho!” which prefaces the beat drop in many of his songs.
This signature is often strategically placed to span the third and fourth counts of the measure preceding the song’s drop to make it more memorable. On a compositional level, however, Mustard’s motifs also include: an ambient chant of “Hey!” on the off-beats in the background of his music;he emphasized, minimalist bass synth opening too many songs, notably My Nigga, R.I.P., and Rack City;808 kicks and the use of crisp hand-claps and snap-snares.
Mustard uses the music production software Reason, first using 5, 6 and currently using 6.5. In an interview with The Fader magazine he stated, “With this ratchet music, I’m trying to create my own sound. I want to make this to where it can’t leave, this is something that everybody’s gonna get used to. Like how everybody got used to Lil Jon or Luke. I don’t want it to be something that comes and goes, I want it to be something that’s here forever like a real culture.”
As a result of the recognizably and commonality between many of Mustard’s chart-topping singles, a number of artists who employ production similar to DJ Mustard’s have been criticized for unoriginality and plagiarism. In a July 2014 interview with Tim Westwood, the rapper YG, whose album My Krazy Life was mostly produced by Mustard, stated that Iggy Azalea’s song “Fancy” “jocked” Mustard’s style. Like many of Mustard’s songs, Fancy includes a minimalist G-funk style synth opening and samples a “Hey” chant.
Dj Mustard Album
His major album is 10 Summers in 2014-2016.