Michael 5000 Watts Biography

Michael "5000" Watts began DJing in the late '80s in the northside Houston neighborhood of Homestead. He was making regular speed mixtapes back then, but as the '90s progressed and the influence of DJ Screw began to shape the hip-hop landscape in Houston, he began to adopt Screw's approach and slow down his mixes. In fact, to this day he credits Screw's influence as being one of the main inspirations for the Swisha House click. In the mid to late '90s, Watts switched over to CDs and began to work with the group of rappers that would form the original Swisha House camp such as Archie Lee, Magno and Big Tiger, releasing Swisha Blast's first official album The Day Hell Broke Loose in 1999. It was during that same period that he brought on longtime friend G-Dash to take over as co-CEO of the label, allowing Watts to pursue his creative side. The business side had become much more of a duty, and as Dash said, "I gotta listen to about five hundred mixtapes before I come across that guy." It was also during this time that a young intern known as T. Farris began to work with Mike Jones on developing his first album, Who is Mike Jones? Jones became the label's first signing of the new millenium, and the album, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard charts, would usher in a new era for Swisha House, one in which Watts could operate on the creative side and focus solely on his career as an artist. Over the course of the past decade, Watts has become the most sought-after screwed and chopped producer in the game, doing mixes for everyone from 8 Ball and MJG to Houston legends like Street Military and even rock and R&B artists. Of course, he is still known for his legendary Swisha House mixtapes, and still hosts his own radio show every Sunday night from 9pm until midnight on Houston's KBXX 97.9 the Box. Book Michael 5000 Watts for shows and concerts at Heavy Rotation booking agency. Worldwide Bookings with HR Booking. Michael 5000 Watts Booking, Book Michael 5000 Watts. Book artists like Michael 5000 Watts, Michael 5000 Watts booking agent, contact Michael 5000 Watts email, Michael 5000 Watts manager, Michael 5000 Watts management for concerts, bookings, biography, pictures, videos. Michael 5000 Watts may be available for your club shows, private party, festivals or other events.