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W Steele

San Diego, California, United States | INDIE

San Diego, California, United States | INDIE
Band Hip Hop R&B


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Sleep Is The Cousin Of Death
Released: September 2009

Sleeping Giant Music 5 Year Anniversary (Disc 2)
Released: May 2009

West Coast Champs Mixtape Vol. 1 (SD Invasion)
Released: February 2009

When the Lights Go Out
Released: February 2009

Quick Fix
Released: July 2008

The Pledge
Released: May 2008

The Return
Released: March 2007

The Upstarts ft. Blest - The Biz
Released: 2006

Type:Official - Self Titled Double Disc
Released: Summer 2005

Back 2 The Drawing Board 2
Summer 2004

Dez & W. Steele - 40’s For Breakfast LP
Winter 2004

ILLType - Propaganda LP
Summer 2004

Back 2 The Drawing Board Mixtape w/ DJ Wits
Winter 2003

ILLType - The Distance LP
Winter 2003

5th Element Mixtape
Summer 2003

W. Steele - Building LP
Winter 2003

Nittie Jux - My Brotha’s Keeper EP
Fall 2002

ILLType - End Of The Period LP
Winter 2002



W. Steele is a San Diego native who has been Dj’ing for more than a decade and producing almost as long. His passion and commitment for music has taken him all across the country to DJ at numerous venues on both coasts and has given him the pleasure to collaborate with a wide variety of artists to bring musical ideas to fruition.

Steele moved to upstate New York in early 1999 to be closer to the birthplace and heart of hip-hop music. While there he was a strong part of an underground hip hop collective known as Pitch Control Music and also found himself in the studios of Manhattan with the likes of Pete Rock and Ge-ology.

Returning home in early 2003 Steele became a part of a small underground label known as 5th Element Records where he was blessed to open up on stage as front man Profile’s DJ on numerous occasions at 4th & B in downtown San Diego for the likes of Erykah Badu, Talib Kweli, The Pharcyde and Dead Prez. Steele has also done shows at The Belly Up, Brick By Brick and Martini Ranch, which are all popular venues located in San Diego along with performing at such places as the Los Angeles convention center and numerous venues all throughout New York state.

Steele also has a group that he produces for in NY called ILLType consisting of him and an emcee named Justice. ILLType is also part of a larger collective known as Type:Official made up of numerous DJ’s and emcees with him as the lead producer. For a comprehensive list releases check his discography.