DJ King Assassin
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Birth name

Craig S. Venegas Alvarado

Also known as

Assassin, DJ Raleem


15 January 1971 (age 43)


Los Angeles, California, United States


Hip hop


DJ, record producer, rapper, actor, film director

Years active



Liferdef (1996-present) Keep It Real (1998)

Associated acts

Ice-T, Tupac Shakur, Eazy-E, Wyclef Jean, Kokane, Krayzie Bone, Lyrical Prophecy, Mopreme Shakur, Thug Life, MC Hammer

Craig S. Venegas Alvarado (born 15 January 1971), better known by his stage name DJ King Assassin, is an American rapper, record producer and DJ from Los Angeles, California. Originally known as DJ Raleem, he began his career as a member of the group Lyrical Prophecy with Quiz 1, Double Duce, Dark Side & Chris Cut. Assassin went on to produce music with West Coast and East Coast platinum royalty including the late Tupac Shakur, Shock G, Krayzie Bone, Wyclef Jean, Thug Life, Ice-T, Roger Troutman, Rob Base, Eazy-E and Akon, among others.

He has mixed and mastered over 300 titles for artists on Universal Records, EMI, Koch and his own label, Liferdef. DJ King Assassin was awarded best DJ at The Official West Coast Hip Hop Awards in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. He reached his debut on billboard at number #7 under the most known DJ of all social networks with networks ranging from MySpace 2.6 Million fans to Twitter with over 4 million fans & followers. DJ King Assassin is the official DJ for Kokane, with whom he has collaborated on records frequently. Craig S. Venegas is also owner and CEO of the popular hip hop radio station in California 98.2 The Beat L.A. giving new and upcoming artists an outlet for music.

Makaveli The Movie Trailer Directed and produced by DJ King Assassin[edit | edit source]



Makaveli the movie will mostly feature a cast of people who actually worked with Tupac before and after he was famous. Features Producers you never knew who Tupac worked with since day one all the way down to Makaveli. Are the myths and philosophy true about his death. Find out in 2016 and watch DJ King's Outlook on one of the most prolific writers in history. Makaveli brought to you by Joshua Dreams Films .

Guinness book of world records[edit | edit source]

Venegas also holds the Guinness Book Of World Records for recording the longest hip hop song in history followed by ''Rappers Delight'' entitled ''State Of Emergency'' which features mostly platinum and legendary artists and to be released in 2016.

Early life and later[edit | edit source]

Venegas spent most of his early life in California traveling from San Jose,Vallejo,East Palo Alto,Sacramento,Los Angeles & Detroit Michigan then relocating back to his native California lifestyle in Los Angeles.Venegas actually won his schools spelling bee at Hillsdale elementary then went on later to go onto to being in the district of Franklin Mckinley’s over all spelling bee.He played drums in elementary school all the way to the 8th grade. From that time he was always into music and won trophies for breakdancing at local fairs and contest’s throughout the state of California.Later in high school at Oak Grove he developed his drum skills into making beats with long time friend Fredrick Nassar (Fredwreck) to later on drop out of high school to pursue his music career. But things did not make well for the young producer as he ran into trouble with friends doing petty crimes in seven trees which was at the time a lower class neighborhood where his family moved after from residing in Imperial & Ventura county. Venegas later moved where originally his parents are from in Southern California and began to record dj and later produce some of the hottest acts signed to Russell Simmons Label (Def Jam) which artists include South Central Cartel & Boss (Dee The Mad Bitch) Along with the Legendary Eazy E “Eric Wright” in conjunction with Rhythum D and Steffon he did scratching for Eazy E’s projects at Kitchen Sync & Echo Sound studios then later teamed up with Tupac Shakur who was already a friend of Venegas from the bay area. They went on to record the underground record “Real Bad Boys” Produced By Assassin while Tupac Shakur was working on the Me Against The World album. Venegas was around Shakur for the long remaining time of production of the Me Against The World album and witnessed “Dear Mama” in the making with the original sample of Yo-Yo in the hook of the platinum single. Shakur & Assassin recorded many songs and some are released on the “Loyal To The Game album which featured a song that was originally called “Judgement Day” Produced By Randy “Stretch” Walker and Dj King Assassin but later remixed by Eminem to be called “Soldier Like Me” which originally featured to be Tupac Shakur And Dee The Mad Bitch. Later Dj King Assassin moved to Detroit MI and later visited Chicago where he met and worked with Super directors George Tillman and Robert Teitel with the help of Russell Simmons then later became part of there first ever recorded movie Scenes For The Soul Movie/Soundtrack which included a track he produced Real Bad Boys Ft. Dee from Boss and the legendary Tupac Shakur written and based on the movie script Scenes For The Soul. 

The King Assassin Show Television Credits[edit | edit source]

The King Assassin Show[edit | edit source]

Video Director[edit | edit source]

Filmography[edit | edit source]

  • Director Producer/Editor of upcoming film Makaveli a story about the life and music of the most legendary rapper of all time Tupac Shakur.
  • Actor | Music department | Composer | Producer | Sound department | Writer |Cinematographer |
  • Special effects | Editor | Production manager | Director | Animation department | Art department |
  • Art director | Camera and Electrical Department | Casting department | Casting director | 
  • Costume and Wardrobe Department | Costume designer |Editorial department | Makeup Department | 
  • Production designer | Set decorator | Soundtrack| Stunts | Transportation department | 
  • Miscellaneous Crew | Visual effects | Second Unit Director or Assistant Director | Thanks | Self

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Discography , Production, Features[edit | edit source]

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