D-Loc

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Dustin "D-Loc" Miller
Birth nameDustin Miller
Also known asDJ Shakey Bonez, D-Double-Dash, Ginsu Master, Weedman
Born (1977-05-02) May 2, 1977 (age 44)
Origin Placentia, California, United States[ citation needed ]
Genres Hip hop
Punk rock
Occupation(s) Producer
Rapper
DJ
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1994–present
Labels Suburban Noize, P.T.B. Records, Capitol, United Family Music, Kingmaker Music
Associated acts Kottonmouth Kings, Kingspade, King Klick, Subnoize Souljaz, Tech N9ne

Dustin Miller (born May 2, 1977), best known by his stage name D-Loc, is an MC in the rap rock group Kottonmouth Kings and rap group Kingspade. The group was signed to Suburban Noize. Miller has been a part of the Kottonmouth Kings since they were the P town Ballers (PTB) in 1994. Miller is also known by the stage names DJ Shakey Bonez, and D-Double Dash.

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Miller grew up in Placentia, California with current Kottonmouth Kings member and best friend Johnny Richter and former deceased Kottonmouth Kings member Steven Thronson (better known by his stage name Saint Dog or Saint Vicious). D-Loc and Johnny Richter, also make up the rap duo Kingspade.

Career

D-Loc and the KMK have released 15 studio albums, as well as many other releases such as the hidden stash series, Joint Venture, Kottonmouth Xperience vol 1 and 2, classic hits live, Greatest Highs, and the Double Dose series. With Kottonmouth kings and Kingspade D-Loc has had over 22 album releases.

D-Loc's first solo album "Made For Kings" came out in 2010. And, after rocking the SRH spade for 15 years D-Loc has since started his own clothing company, Hostility Clothing, with fellow friend Ryan Humphreys from Western Australia . In April 2011, D Loc started hosting his own segment "D-Loc Days" on a Seattle area radio show on 89.9 fm titled The Hidden Stash along with The Faz and Spree The Producer. In January 2012, D-Loc started his own YouTube channel entitled D-LocTV.

In preparation of the release of his Weedman EP, which dropped on March 20, 2012, the rapper released two remix music videos for previously released hit singles. On January 18, 2012, D-Loc dropped a remix/video of Chris Brown's hit single "Look At Me Now", his retitled "Rollin' Papers". [1] Over a month later, in late February, he followed with his own remix of Dr. Dre's Detox single, "Kush". [2]

Most recently, D-Loc dropped the first visual off the Weedman EP, a music video for his single, "Smoke You Out". [3] In support of the record, he's heading on the road for the "Kaos & Kronik" Tour, alongside his Kottonmouth Kings group and Subnoize recording artists Big B and Majik Ninja Entertainment artists Twiztid & Blaze Ya Dead Homie. On December 5, 2020, D-Loc announced that he had formed a Sububan Noize sub-label with Kevin Zinger called P.T.B. Records and that a new Kottonmouth Kings album is set to be released in April 2021. [4]

Discography

Studio albums
Extended plays

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References

  1. "D-Loc (Kottonmouth Kings): Look At Me Now (Remix) (aka Rollin Papers) (Music Video)". BallerStatus.com. 2012-01-18. Retrieved 2012-01-18.
  2. "D-Loc (Kottonmouth Kings): Kush (Remix) (Music Video)". BallerStatus.com. 2012-03-01. Retrieved 2012-03-01.
  3. "D-Loc: Smoke You Out (Music Video)". BallerStatus.com. 2012-03-22. Retrieved 2012-03-22.
  4. https://faygoluvers.net/v5/2020/12/kmk-launches-new-youtube-account-and-announces-new-kmk-album/