Darren "DJ Spin" Rudnick Talks Uncle Luke and Producing Pitbull's First Record

Darren "DJ Spin" Rudnick produced "Scarred," "It's Your Birthday," and "Raise the Roof."

And he was just 12 years old when he first saw 2 Live Crew in concert at the Miami Baseball Stadium.

He'd known the group's music since age 11, when a buddy from school showed him the "Throw the D" dance while walking down the street on the way home from school.

By 15, he was producing his own tracks and touring around the country as the DJ for the group Young & Restless ("Poison Ivy"). At 17, he found himself in Luke Records, where Fresh Kid Ice gave him a shot to prove himself. That led to producing Pitbull's first record. Here's what DJ Spin has to say about it, in his own words.

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