DJ Mustard Signs With Roc Nation As An Artist

posted Monday November 18 ,2013 at 07:00PM CST | 34 comments

DJ Mustard Signs With Roc Nation As An Artist

DJ Mustard signs with Jay Z's Roc Nation as an artist and compares himself to David Guetta.

Producer DJ Mustard, who is currently signed to Roc Nation under a management deal, will now be joining the label's roster as an artist. Other acts on the imprint include J. Cole, Rihanna and Rita Ora. 

Dijon "DJ Mustard" McFarlane has risen within the rap world by producing several hits that have made it on the Billboard and radio charts, including "I'm Different" by 2 Chainz, "R.I.P" by Young Jeezy and "Rack City" by Tyga. 

In an exclusive interview with Jay Z's Life + Times, DJ Mustard discusses his future plans as he moves into the role of being an artist versus a producer. 

"What I'm doing now is just trying to convert over and show people that I can do more than just club records," DJ Mustard says. "Just growing up and changing the outlook of what people think of me."

Also in the interview, DJ Mustard compares himself to EDM DJ David Guetta

"See my vision is to, you don't have a Hip Hop DJ that's like the EDM DJ," DJ Mustard says. "Like David Guetta can go pack out a fucking stadium, and it's just for David Guetta. You don't got a Hip Hop DJ like that. So me, I just sat back and thought, ‘What would be different that I can do that the normal hip hop DJ or radio DJ wouldn't be doing?"

Mustard also speaks on his transition from being a producer to an artist, while continuing to make music people want to hear. 

"What I want to do is to just put out my own album and go tour off my own album, and have people come see me like they gon' see David Guetta," Mustard says. "Just put on a show, cause I been an artist before I was a producer. I started producing because I know what people wanted to hear in the club. You're gonna hear me in the club whether or not you like it. You come to LA you're gonna hear that."

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  • Anonymous
    This guy is such a no talent, every single beat from him I've ever heard is basically Rack City repackaged, and that beat sucked terribly. Only one from him I've liked is RIP, which is still a repackage, just sounded better.
    • real
      Hate is a bitch emotion. If he didnt have talent, then you can do what he is doing but I bet you in your moms basement talking about what if!
  • Catherine Kauffman
    til I saw the draft four $7383, I didn't believe ...that...my neighbour truley making money in their spare time on there computar.. there mums best friend haz done this for under twentey months and resently paid the depts on there house and purchased a great new Subaru Impreza. find more info... www.Fb39.Com Since then his musical tastes have been questionable and his skills have declined. Yeezus further proved this downward trend. By the way, this video is FUCKING AWFUL.
  • sxxx4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmSMwErPs7Q
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    http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/DSj6T3QlgaU/mqdefault.jpg
  • sxxx4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GV2h-sUzq4
  • sxxx4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmiOcCzvTwQ
  • sxxx4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKLTjaJzEkU
  • sxxx4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvRGVUsln6E
  • OUCH!
    Mustard on the beat hoe!
  • Anonymous
    Tommorow Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber signed With Roc Nation As An Artist
  • Anonymous
    So Jay Z the pop rapper is now signing house dj's? What about bringin real nyc rap back?
  • Anonymous
    DIJON "DJ MUSTARD" MCFARLANE
  • sxxx4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5N48sZ5Dw4
  • MC KETCHUP
    AYE AYE NIGGA YOU BROKE YOUR PROMISE.WHEN YOU GOT ON YOU WAS SPOZED TO CALL A NIGGA.WELL,I'M WAITING.MY HOMEGIRL MAY-O IS GETTING A LAWYER.
  • amaterasu
    should have gone independent
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    http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/H4rKlI42nSE/mqdefault.jpg
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMDWjDue2lo
  • Anonymous
    No talent. He got kindergarden beats. But he got connects so I guess that counts more.
  • 666
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CoS5MrRGO4
  • dentaldamboy
    DJ Mustard betrayed us. We offered a lucrative amount of money but choose jay z even though he was offering him almost nothing.
    • Anonymous
      he didnt want to give up his anal virginity
    • dentaldamboy
      Not true at all. No one at YMCMB is gay. Of course his anal virginity would have been retained. Jay Z's going to be doing the raping.
    • Anonymous
      You're wrong about everything again, dentalbitch.
    • Anonymous
      DJ Mustard sucks anyways.
    • dentaldamboy
      His work on Rack City was great so why not sign a deal to ymcmb? Why work for our enemy?
    • Anonymous
      might have something to do with the 100 or so people claiming to have not gotten paid over there
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    um hello
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    hello yup.
  • Anonymous
    Great. Where does this leave MC Ketchup and the Relish Dancers?
  • no musterd on my ham sandwich
    nobody cares.