The 45 King

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Legal name: Mark James (real name of The 45 King)


Mark Howard James (born October 16, 1961) professionally known as The 45 King (also mistakenly known as DJ Mark the 45 King), is an American hip hop record producer and disc jockey (DJ) from The Bronx borough of New York City. James began DJing in New Jersey, in the mid-1980s. His pseudonym, the 45 King, came from his ability to make beats using obscure 45 RPM records.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Master of the Game The 45 King 1
1990 45 Kingdom The 45 King 1
1990 The Lost Breakbeats: The Brown Album The 45 King 1
1995 Tuff Ass Jazz The 45 King 1
2005 The Cat Jams The 45 King 1
2014 Back to the Beat K‐Def & The 45 King 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 Drop Da Bomb / Double Dare 45 King 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 The King Is Here! The 45 King 1
1991 The 900 Number The 45 King 1
1996 The Lost Breakbeats - The Beige Album The 45 King 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 Brainstorm EP The 45 King 1
Rhythmical Madness The 45 King&Louie Louie 1

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