(born Mark Jordan
in Los Angeles, California
) is an American record producer
and film director
. He usually collaborates with rapper Ice Cube
. He has also produced albums for Del tha Funkee Homosapien
, LL Cool J
, Tha Dogg Pound
, King Tee
and Tupac Shakur
DJ Pooh began in film by producing the drive-by shooting sequence in the 1991 film, Boyz N the Hood. He then went on in 1995 to help write the film Friday, in which he portrays the character "Red".
He has also written, produced and directed his own films, which include the 2000 film 3 Strikes and 2001's The Wash, which stars Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. He released one solo album, Bad Newz Travels Fast, on Atlantic Records in 1997.
He is also credited as a co-writer of the script for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.