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DJ Head
DJ Head
Kevin Bell
Born (1971-09-09) September 9, 1971 (age 47)
OriginDetroit, Michigan, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Producer
1995-present
LabelsShady Records (former)

Kevin Bell (born September 9, 1971), professionally known as DJ Head, is a three-time Grammy Award winning hip-hop producer and DJ from Detroit, Michigan. He's best known for producing and co-producing songs for Eminem, Xzibit, Jay Z, D12, Obie Trice, Bizarre, and as Eminem's original touring deejay from 1997 to 2002.

Early life

Kevin Bell was raised in Detroit, attended Gesu Elementary School and is a graduate of Shrine Catholic High School in Royal Oak, Michigan (class of 1989), and is a Michigan State University alumni (Bachelor of Science, Engineering 1994). He also attended the Detroit Community Music School, studying Classical and Jazz Piano (1978-1989).

While working for a radio station, he and Proof released 3 versions of his W.E.G.O. mixtape series from 1993 to 1996.

Television

His television appearances include: Saturday Night Live (w/ Eminem), MTV Spring Break (w/ Eminem, Xzibit, Dr. Dre), Top of the Pops (w/ Eminem, Dido), Grammy Awards (w/ Eminem), EMA's (w/ Eminem), and Multiple national and International tours. He appeared in the 8 Mile film, as the DJ for the rap battle scenes, inspired by the real life Saturday afternoon emcee battles at Maurice Malone's Hip Hop Shop in Detroit. In a recent round table discussion on Shade 45, DJ Head was credited by Eminem for introducing him to the music of 50 Cent, via a mix tape the DJ purchased by chance on the street in NYC. This led to 50 Cent later being signed to a multimillion-dollar recording contract with Shady Records.

Production discography (albums)

Production discography (tracks)

References

External links

  • DJ Head on IMDb
  • "A Conversation with DJ Head, Eminem's Old DJ - Noisey". Noisey. Retrieved .

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