Vlad Biography

- National TV Show on Russell Simmons' H2O Channel - Number 3 Hip-Hop Album of All Time (Rap Phenomenon II) - Rolling Stone - Mixtape Series of the Year - Vibe Magazine - Bootleg of the Year - XXL Magazine - Mixtape of the Year - Justo's Mixtape Awards - Mashup of the Year - Justo's Mixtape Awards "I don't play exclusive songs, I make them" - this is the philosphy that DJ Vlad aka Vlad the Butcher uses when creating his internationally sought-after mixtapes. With his empire growing, he now hosts his own TV show 'DJ Vlad Presents' on Russell Simmons' DoD (Def on Demand) channel on Comcast (22 million homes). The show was just picked up on Sky Network in the UK (7 million homes). All this was made possible by the hugely succussful 'Hot in Here DVD' series. In a relatively short time, Vlad rose throught the ranks of the DJ world. He has been featured in countless shows such as BET, MTV, and the Associated Press. As well as magazines like XXL, The Source, Dub, Fader, Thrasher and many others. He has played in some of the biggest clubs in the world in places such as Japan, Australia, Europe, all over the US, and even in the Middle-East where he entertained US troops. Vlad's mixtapes became so talked about that major artists and celebrities would seek out Vlad to appear on his mixtapes. Shaquille O'neal, Alicia Keys, Wyclef, Xzibit, Jadakiss, and Busta Rhymes have all collaborated on Vlad the Butcher CD's. DJ Vlad started with Hip-Hop back in 1983 during his breakdance days. In the early 90s he got involved in the San Francisco Bay Underground Hip-Hop scene as a producer. By the mid 90s, he switched from music production into the DJ arena, starting out with mixtapes. By using his production savvy to create his mixtapes, he quickly gained notoriety. Vlad originated the "Internet Mixtape", being the first DJ to release mixtapes in MP3 format. Even today in most MP3 sharing programs a search for "DJ Vlad" will typically garner about 1000s of copies of his mixtapes still in circulation. In 2002, Vlad moved to New York to further his DJ career. After only a few short months in New York, DJ Vlad was nominated in the 2K2 Mixtape awards a feat that takes most Mixtape DJs at least 5 years to accomplish. As his mixtape notoriety grew, big name started to work with him - DJ's like Eminem's own Green Lantern and Nas's DJ Dirty Harry. After hot CD after hot CD, Vlad became the first out-of-state DJ to make it in the cut-throat New York DJ game. His style revolved around his production skills - where he created his own exclusives songs from pieces of other songs. "At first, it just started with taking the vocals from one song and ta beat from another - but then I stepped it up. I would have an artist like Xzibit do an orignal verse, then I would have Busta Rhymes do his own verse, I'd call up a super-producer like Hi-Tech and get a new beat, finally I would have an singer like Brooklyn do the hook - and suddenly I got a hot song that nobody else has" DJ Vlad continues to raise the par in the Mixtape game. A typical DJ Vlad Mixtape has over 50 songs, and dozens of world-famous remixes. Many celebrities are huge fans of his CDs, including Dr. Dre, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Young Buck, Game, and Kanye West. Book Vlad for shows and concerts at Heavy Rotation booking agency. Worldwide Bookings with HR Booking. Vlad Booking, Book Vlad. Book artists like Vlad, Vlad booking agent, contact Vlad email, Vlad manager, Vlad management for concerts, bookings, biography, pictures, videos. Vlad may be available for your club shows, private party, festivals or other events.