DJ Chose (born 15/02/1990) is an American rapper, producer and DJ from Texas. With tracks like "Pop That," "I Can Be a Freak," and "Drunken Karaoke" in his catalog, DJ Chose certainly falls under the category of "Houston party rappers," but there are enough odd and interesting influences in his music that he sometimes steps outside the genre.
Norman Payne whose stage name is DJ Chose, was born on February 15th, and grew up in a small town outside of Houston called Brookshire, TX. At the age of eight, Payne later moved to Youngstown, Ohio, for four years with his stepfather, which plays a major part of his Northern feel on his emotional records. He began his production career working with artist like the Brook Gang. Working with Brook Gang gave him his first billboard hit—“Pop That”—which peaked at the 89th position.
As a way to get club exposure for the music he was creating, Chose started DJing which lead to working with veterans like OG Ron C, DJ Mr. Rogers, and DJ Micheal “5000” Watts.
Those ventures opened the door to a multitude of his success on the artist side of his business including him landing a deal with Mike Caren’s Artist Publishing Group.
He also joined the Swishahouse group the Brook Gang, who in 2011 had a party rap hit with "Pop That."
Chose then went solo, first as a producer, where he worked with Uncle Luke, Kirko Bangz, Dorrough, and others.
In 2014 he joined BeatKing as an MC on his hit single "Stand Behind Her," then in 2015 he released his mixtape IncaseYouForgot.
In 2016 he released the 11 tracks album titled "Pray They ready".
The album confirmed he is one of those that will last in the game. The producer and songwriter who has been working a rapid pace and now shares more of his talents for his fans to hear recently released a project titled "Took Me Forever" in 2020. He blesses fans with 17 tracks with features from Fredo Banks, Chubb C, and City 3000.
DJ Chose continues to focus on expanding his production and songwriting this has led to production and writing credits on the RIAA Platinum Certified single “No Smoke” by Youngboy Never Broke Again” and the RIAA Platinum Certified “Islah” album by Kevin Gates, which also includes Chose’s work on the RIAA Gold Certified Single “Time 4 That”. He also contributed to the “Fate of the Furious” Motion Picture Soundtrack by producing the RIAA Gold Certified single “Horses” by PNB Rock, A Boogie Wit The Hoodie, & Kodak Black.
Chose never misses a day of thanking God for blessing him with the opportunities he has experienced.
Anyone who wants to know him should know that he is an ambitious and motivated individual whom is only satisfied with excellence and perfection.
He’s here to prove that with those traits, his achievements, and work ethic the sky is the limit.