Who is DJ Yella and what is his net worth 2018? DJ Yella was born as Antoine Carraby on 11th December 1967 in Compton, California. He is a well-known DJ and a music producer as well. An American of African American ancestry, Yella is the co-founder of N.W.A rap group. He is a member of the World Class Wreckin’ Cru as well along with Dr. Dre.
A founding member of the gangsta rap group N.W.A which had as the other members, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, MC Ren, Arabian Prince, and Eazy-E, Yella was the producer of Eazy-E’s debut album, Eazy-Duz-It. He, along with Dr. Dre, also produced three other albums that brought forth sales to the tune of millions. Joining hands with Arabian Prince and Dr. Dre, Dj Yella produced the debut albums of J.J. Fad and Michel’le that created a platinum record in sales. Another noteworthy production of Yella is The D.O.C.’s 1989 album No One Can Do It Better.
Even after the disharmonious breakup of N.W.A., he continued to associate with Eazy and produced Not Just a Fad, the second album of J.J. Fad in 1990, Are U Xperienced?, Yomo & Maulkie’s album in 1991 and two tracks from Eazy-E’s It’s On. It was around this time that he produced Foe Tha Love of $ from Bone Thugs-N-Harmony’s Creepin on ah Come Up E.P., the single that set gold selling records. Yella also was with Eazy when he recorded his final album in 1995 before Eazy’s premature death at the age of 31 due to AIDS.
It was finally in 1996 that Yella was able to release his debut solo album One Mo Nigga ta Go on Street Life Records. This album featured Kokane, B.G. Knocc Out, and Dresta and a golden hit. He retired from the music world after this.
After his retirement from the music scenario, he embarked on a different career. He started producing adult films. In his own words, “Apart from the directing, which my buddy did, I did all of it—the filming, the editing, and the pictures. I jumped in like I did with a record…And I shot about 300 movies. It was fun!” Thus he has produced over 300 sex films.
After twelve long years in the adult film industry, he made a comeback to the music industry with his new album ‘West Coastin’’ in the summer of 2012.
In 2015, the biopic on N.W.A.’s rise to the top and subsequent downfall was released. Titled, Straight Outta Compton, this film by F. Gary Gray portrayed the life and career of Eazy-E, Ice Cube, and Dr. Dre. Yella was a creative consultant for this movie that raked in more than $200 million. The role of DJ Yella was portrayed by Neil Brown Jr. This film gives a better insight into the lives of the musicians that made up the group.
Yella is portrayed as less aggressive than the other members and also interested in women and sex. Perhaps it was that interest that lured him into the porn industry.
Nothing can be said about his personal life other than the fact that he never married and is childless. No information about any romantic involvement is available either.
DJ Yella Net Worth
Been in the limelight for a long time, Yella has a whopping net worth of over $5.7 million. However, this massive net worth was not just from his music career. While his success in the music world contributed to the majority of his wealth, he did make decent money in the adult film industry as well.
His role in the N.W.A is to be given ample recognition. It was this group that invented the Gangsta Rap. Their success was mostly due to their use of their life experiences in their lyrics. They were able to let the American public know more about what they and their communities had to deal with every day. Dj Yella made his name known in all the fields be in record production, DJing, Directing or rap. But as he himself says about his life, “I mean, yes, there was music and women. That was my life! There wasn’t money.”