David “Mr. Mixx” Hobbs

David "Mr. Mixx" Hobbs

Mr. Mixx

Biography

David Hobbs, also known as "Treach DJ" and "Mr. Mixx," is the co-creator of the controversial rap group, The 2 Live Crew. Due to the imposing media presence of frontman Luke, The 2 Live Crew was often seen as his vehicle, but the group actually started without him under the guidance of producer David Hobbs (aka Mr. Mixx). It was the work of both men that brought them to the national spotlight, with Luke's offensive rhymes matched to the boisterous, fast-paced beats produced by Mr. Mixx.

Mr. Mixx first started working on records in California, where he met rapper Fresh Kid Ice (aka Chris Wong Won) and hype man Amazing V. The three started The 2 Live Crew in the spring of 1985, releasing the "Revelation" single by the summer. The 12" was a club hit in Miami, inspiring Mr. Mixx and Fresh Kid Ice to move to Florida to try to capitalize on their success. Brother Marquis joined up soon after, and based on the regional popularity of their second single, "What I Like," they were soon signed to local entrepreneur Luther Campbell's Luke Records.

Campbell first became their manager, but his forceful personality made him a natural performer, and soon he was on-stage with the band nightly. With Campbell's sex-driven rhymes giving the group a lyrical focus, Mr. Mixx concentrated on their sound, a fast moving, bass-driven sound that would become the prototype for many of the Southern styles to follow. Their debut album, "2 Live Crew Is What We Are", was a surprise hit, leading to a string of popular albums that culminated in the massively popular "As Nasty As They Wanna Be" in 1989. Although Mr. Mixx lived it up with his main group, he also found time to write and produce the debut from the Poison Clan, "2 Low Life Muthas". After 1991's "Sports Weekend", the group began to work on different projects, with Mr. Mixx and Fresh Kid Ice forming the Rock On Crew, before moving on entirely.

Mr. Mixx started to work on his own albums, and in 1993 the "Oh My Gosh!!" became his first solo release. Splitting his time between a solo career and producing tracks for other artists, he was approached by Fresh Kid Ice and Brother Marquis in 1996 about reuniting The 2 Live Crew without Campbell. The group released "Shake A Lil' Somethin'" the same year, but without the controversial presence of Campbell, the project had little appeal to mainstream audiences. Still, the album was successful enough to warrant a second attempt, this time with only Mr. Mixx and Fresh Kid Ice remaining. "The Real One" arrived in 1998, but it was met with the same fate and marked the last record of original material from that lineup. Mr. Mixx moved on to his solo career, releasing more albums and singles under his own name while supervising tracks by Lil' Troy and Daz Dillinger, among others. Despite the end of The 2 Live Crew, his new productions proved that he could adapt to different genres and was still a sought-after, relevant producer.

Discography

Mr. Mixx & Da Roughneck Posse – Oh My Gosh!!

Mr. Mixx & Da Roughneck Posse - Oh My Gosh!!

4 Sight Records 1993
Mr. Mixx & Billy Vidal - Shake-A-Booty Bass

Mr. Mixx & Billy Vidal - Shake-A-Booty Bass

Priority Records 1995
Mr. Mixx & Billy Vidal - Divas Of Bass

Mr. Mixx & Billy Vidal - Divas Of Bass

Priority Records 1996
Mr. Mixx & Billy Vidal Present Bass From Da Bottom: High Octane

Mr. Mixx & Billy Vidal Present Bass From Da Bottom: High Octane

Priority Records 1996
Mr. Mixx Aka Jerry Dickslinger - The Sex Files

Mr. Mixx Aka Jerry Dickslinger - The Sex Files

Roadshow Music 1998
Mr. Mixx - Nasty, Controversial & Unauthorized Part 1

Mr. Mixx - Nasty, Controversial & Unauthorized Part 1

Morada Music, Us Booty Shake 2002
DJ Mr. Mixx - The Money And The Booty

DJ Mr. Mixx - The Money And The Booty

Michelmann Records 2009

Production

The 2 Live Crew - 2 Live Is What We Are
  • All Tracks

The 2 Live Crew - 2 Live Is What We Are

Luke Skyywalker Records 1986
Le Juan Love - I Still Feel Good
  • All Tracks

Le Juan Love - I Still Feel Good

Luke Skyywalker Records 1988
Anquette - Respect
  • All Tracks

Anquette - Respect

Luke Skyywalker Records 1988
Male Vs. Female: Battle Of The Sexes
  • Throw The P (Clean Version)

Various - Male Vs. Female: Battle Of The Sexes

Jive 1988
Miami Bass Waves Volume II
  • All Tracks

Various - Miami Bass Waves Volume II

Luke Skyywalker Records 1989
Poison Clan - 2 Low Life Muthas
  • All Tracks

Poison Clan - 2 Low Life Muthas

Effect Records 1990
Tony M.F. Rock - Let Me Take You To The Rockhouse
  • All Tracks

Tony M.F. Rock - Let Me Take You To The Rockhouse

Effect Records, Luke Skyywalker Records 1990
2 Live Crew / Rock On Crew - Deal With This
  • Serious Conversation

2 Live Crew / Rock On Crew - Deal With This

Macola Record Co. 1990
The 2 Live Crew - Sports Weekend (As Nasty As They Wanna Be Part II)
  • All Tracks

The 2 Live Crew - Sports Weekend (As Nasty As They Wanna Be Part II)

Luke Records 1991
Kid Frost - East Side Story
  • The Volo

Kid Frost - East Side Story

Virgin Records America, Inc. 1992
Mr. Mixx & Da Roughneck Posse - Oh My Gosh!!
  • All Tracks

Mr. Mixx & Da Roughneck Posse - Oh My Gosh!!

4 Sight Records 1993
Bass Poets With Special Guest Mr. Mixx - Bass-Boom-Booty
  • All Tracks

Bass Poets With Special Guest Mr. Mixx - Bass-Boom-Booty

DM Records 1994
The 2 Live Crew - Shake A Lil' Somethin'
  • All Tracks

The 2 Live Crew - Shake A Lil' Somethin'

Lil' Joe Records 1995
Friday (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • Hoochie Mama

Various - Friday (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Priority Records 1995
Mr. Mixx & Billy Vidal Present Bass From Da Bottom: High Octane
  • All Tracks

Various - Mr. Mixx & Billy Vidal Present Bass From Da Bottom: High Octane

Priority Records 1996
Big Ed - The Assassin
  • Rodeo

Big Ed - The Assassin

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1998
2 Live Crew / Rock On Crew - Fresh Kid Ice Is Back
  • Tab Ski Cuttin' It Up

2 Live Crew / Rock On Crew - Fresh Kid Ice Is Back

Street Dance Records 1998
Jonny Z - Sancho Villa
  • Cali 2 Miami

Jonny Z - Sancho Villa

One Lit'l Vato Records 1999
Da Body Snatcha's - Mighty Westside Y'all
  • All Tracks

Da Body Snatcha's - Mighty Westside Y'all

Mr. Mixx Recordings 1999
Money-B - Talkin Dirty
  • Make Money Money

Money-B - Talkin Dirty

Bobby Beats Records 2000
Lil Troy - Back To Ballin
  • Long Time

Lil Troy - Back To Ballin

Short Stop Records, Koch Entertainment 2001
Lil' Flip - Undaground Legend
  • 7-1-3

Lil' Flip - Undaground Legend

Sucka Free Records, Loud Records, Columbia 2002
Daz Dillinger Presents Who Ride Wit Us - Tha Compalation Vol. 2
  • U Know What We Came Here 4

Various - Daz Dillinger Presents Who Ride Wit Us: Tha Compalation Vol. 2

DPG Recordz 2002
Yukmouth - Godzilla
  • What It Do

Yukmouth - Godzilla

Rap-A-Lot 4 Life, J. Prince Entertainment 2003
Geto Boys - The Foundation
  • Leanin On You

Geto Boys - The Foundation

Rap-A-Lot 4 Life 2004
Devin The Dude - To Tha X-Treme
  • Come On & Come

Devin The Dude - To Tha X-Treme

Rap-A-Lot 4 Life, J. Prince Entertainment 2004
Afroman Presents Hungry Hustlerz: Starvation Is Motivation
  • Dirty South Legend

Afroman Presents Hungry Hustlerz - Starvation Is Motivation

Hungry Hustler Records 2004
Bigg Steele - Size Duz Matter
  • Lay Da Smackdown

Bigg Steele - Size Duz Matter

Blockready Records 2005
Scarface - My Homies, Part 2
  • What It Do

Scarface - My Homies, Part 2

Rap-A-Lot 4 Life 2006
DJ Mr. Mixx - The Money And The Booty
  • All Tracks

DJ Mr. Mixx - The Money And The Booty

Michelmann Records 2009