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William Moore, known professionally as DJ Esco, is an American DJ and record executive.[2]

DJ Esco
Birth nameWilliam Moore
Born (1981-12-31) December 31, 1981 (age 37)[1]
Fayetteville, Georgia, United States
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Disc-jockey
  • record producer
  • record executive
Years active2008–present
LabelsFreebandz
Associated acts

CareerEdit

A resident DJ at Magic City Mondays in Atlanta, Moore works as a DJ and A&R representative for rapper Future after meeting him in 2008. Future's mixtape 56 Nights was named after Moore's time spent in prison for his weed possession in the United Arab Emirates.[1] In 2016, Moore released the mixtape Project E.T., which features rappers such as Drake, Juicy J, and Lil Uzi Vert.[3][4] On March 30, 2018, Moore released the album Kolorblind, featuring artists such as Schoolboy Q and Rich the Kid.[5][6] The album includes previously released songs such as "Walk Thru" and "Code of Honor".[7][8] Moore has served as an executive producer on Future's Hndrxx album.[9]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Title Details Peak chart positions
US
[10]
US
R&B/HH

[11]
US
Rap

[12]
Kolorblind 38 22 19

MixtapesEdit

Title Details
Freshly Baked[13]
  • Released: July 14, 2011
  • Label: Freebandz, A1 Recordings
  • Format: Digital Download
Black Woodstock: The Soundtrack[14]
  • Released: April 20, 2013
  • Label: Freebandz
  • Format: Digital Download
Freshly Baked 2[15]
  • Released: June 26, 2013
  • Label: Freebandz
  • Format: Digital Download
No Sleep[16]
  • Released: December 17, 2013
  • Label: Freebandz
  • Format: Digital Download
56 Nights (with Future & 808 Mafia)[17]
  • Released: March 21, 2015
  • Label: Freebandz
  • Format: Digital Download
Project E.T. (Esco Terrestrial)[18]
  • Released: June 24, 2016
  • Label: Freebandz
  • Format: Digital download, CD

SinglesEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[19]
US
R&B/HH

[20]
US
Rap

[21]
US
Airplay

[22]
"Too Much Sauce"
(featuring Future and Lil Uzi Vert)
2016 50 21 15 31 Project E.T.
"Code of Honor"
(featuring Future and Schoolboy Q)
2018 Kolorblind
"Walk Thru"
(featuring Nas and Future)

Awards and nominationsEdit

BET Hip Hop AwardsEdit

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
2015 Himself DJ of the Year Nominated [23]
2017 [24]
2018 Producer of the Year [25]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "DJ Esco". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  2. ^ Yeung, Neil. "DJ Esco - Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  3. ^ "Stream DJ Esco's Latest Album 'Kolorblind' Featuring Future, Nas & Young Thug". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  4. ^ Daramola, Israel. "Future / DJ Esco: Project E.T. Esco Terrestrial Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  5. ^ Darville, Jordan (23 March 2018). "DJ Esco announces new project Kolorblind". The Fader. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  6. ^ "DJ Esco Delivers 'Kolorblind' Album Featuring Future and More - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  7. ^ "Stream DJ Esco's 'Kolorblind' Project f/ Future, Nas, Young Thug, and More". Complex. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  8. ^ "DJ Esco – "Walk Thru" (Feat. Future & Nas)". Stereogum. 2018-03-28. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  9. ^ "Review: DJ Esco's "Kolorblind" Reignites Future's Trap Revival". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  10. ^ "Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  11. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  12. ^ "Top Rap Albums". Billboard. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  13. ^ "Freshly Baked - DJ Esco". LiveMixtapes. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
  14. ^ "Black Woodstock Soundtrack (Hosted By Future) - DJ Esco, Freebandz". LiveMixtapes. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
  15. ^ "Freshly Baked 2 - DJ Esco". LiveMixtapes. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
  16. ^ "No Sleep (Hosted By Future) - DJ Esco". LiveMixtapes. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
  17. ^ "56 Nights (Hosted By Future) - DJ Esco". LiveMixtapes. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
  18. ^ "Project E.T. Esco Terrestrial (Hosted By Future) - DJ Esco, Freebandz". LiveMixtapes. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
  19. ^ "Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  20. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  21. ^ "Hot Rap Songs". Billboard. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  22. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay". Billboard. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  23. ^ "BET Hip Hop Awards Winners 2015 List: Kendrick Lamar & Big Sean Win Big". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  24. ^ "BET Hip Hop Awards 2017 Winners: The Complete List". E! Online. October 10, 2017. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  25. ^ Respers, Lisa. "BET Hip Hop Awards 2018: The winners list". CNN. Retrieved 2018-10-19.