Facts of Doug Rasheed

  • Birth Date : February 14, 1963
  • Birth Place : USA
  • Gender : Male
  • Marital Status : Married
  • Married With : Chaka khan
  • Horoscope : Aquarius
  • Net Worth : $1 million US
  • Income/Salary : $50,919 US
  • Eye Color : Dark Brown Eyes
  • Ethnicity : American Indian

Who is Doug Rasheed?

Doug Rasheed is an American hip-hop producer known for his production on Coolio’s Gangsta Paradise and 2Pac’s Only God Can Judge Me.

He runs his own entertainment company, Doug Rasheed Entertainment. Doug Rasheed is a well-known figure in the music industry, with talents as a music producer, songwriter, composer, and arranger.

He gained widespread recognition for his work producing and co-writing the Grammy-winning and multi-platinum single “Gangsta’s Paradise” for the rapper known as Coolio, whose real name is Artis Leon Ivey Jr. Rasheed was even nominated for a Grammy Award for his contributions to the song. With a career spanning several decades, his official website boasts that he has sold over 30 million records.

Doug Rasheed- Early Life

Rasheed was born and raised in the USA to All-American parents. Doug has dark hair and brown eyes.

He was interested in music from a young age. Doug was born in San Diego, California, USA on February 14, 1963. As of 2023 march, he is 60 years old. His real name is Douglas B. Rasheed

Professional Career

Rasheed is a self-taught musician, producer, and songwriter with a diverse spectrum of styles. He worked with legendary Tupac Shakur on Only God Can Judge Me and All Eyez On Me.

Similarly, he has worked with great Barry White in Which Way Is Up from Staying Power. He co-wrote and produce the Grammy-winning mega-selling single Gangsta’s Paradise from the Motion Pictures Soundtrack Dangerous Minds.

Likewise, Doug also co-produced Montell Jordan’s follow-up Gold single Somethin’ 4 Da Honeyz from Jordan’s debate double platinum album This is How We Do It.

Doug incorporated the dynamic performance of rap sensation LL Cool J and helped catapult the single to the top of the charts and Platinum status.

Doug Rasheed is a self-taught musician, producer, and songwriter

Rasheed started his career by performing in clubs in Tokyo, Japan, for two years. He honed his skills by performing six nights a week, with five shows per night, and taught himself how to write, create, and record in a small improvised studio that he set up in his apartment.

After a close friend convinced him that he was ready for the big leagues, Rasheed made the move to Los Angeles and began networking to establish connections in the music industry. Through hard work and dedication, he was able to develop his own unique sound and carve out a place for himself in the industry.

Doug Rasheed Entertainment

Rasheed is running the self-titled Entertainment and Madcastle Productionz. His company focuses on film, TV, video, artist development, production, and songwriting.

He rose to recognition after producing, arranging’Gangsta’s Paradise’

Doug Rasheed gained significant recognition in the music industry after producing, arranging, and co-writing the hit single “Gangsta’s Paradise” for American rapper Coolio in 1995. The song, along with the album of the same name, propelled Coolio to international stardom, and “Gangsta’s Paradise” became a worldwide chart-topping hit, helping the soundtrack sell over 4 million copies that year. Coolio was awarded a Grammy in 1996 for “Best Rap Solo Performance” for his work on the song.

Rasheed’s contributions to “Gangsta’s Paradise” as a producer and co-writer also garnered him significant acclaim. As co-writers, both Rasheed and Coolio were nominated for a Grammy in the “Record of the Year” category at the 38th Grammy Awards in 1996.

Production Credits

  • 1995: Gangsta’s Paradise
  • 1996: Ratha Be Ya Nigga
  • 1996: Only God Can Judge Me
  • 1995: Warm Summer Daze
  • 1995: Gangsta’s Paradise
  • 1994: Ugly Bitches

After his victorious collaboration, he moved on to co-write songs with other rappers and singers

Doug Rasheed continued to make a name for himself in the music industry after the success of “Gangsta’s Paradise.” He co-wrote and produced two of Tupac Shakur’s most famous songs, “Only God Can Judge Me” and “I’d Ratha Be Ya N.I.G.G.A.” from the album “All Eyez On Me,” which sold over ten million copies worldwide. Additionally, Rasheed was credited as a co-writer for the hit single “B.I.T.C.H.” by rapper Megan Thee Stallion. He also co-wrote and co-produced “Somethin’ 4 Da Honeyz” for pastor, singer, and record producer Montell Jordan.

Rasheed even collaborated with his ex-wife, Chaka Khan, on her single “Will You Love Me.” The song was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best R&B Album from the album “Funk This.” Throughout his career, Rasheed has worked with other notable musicians such as Clive Davis, Russell Simmons, Lyor Cohen, and Suge Knight.

In addition to his work as a songwriter, Rasheed has produced many other songs, including Brandy’s “Sittin’ Up in My Room,” Vybe’s “Warm Summer Daze,” Coolio’s “Ugly Bitches,” Rappin’ 4 Tay’s “Coming Back,” Y? N-Vee’s “Chocolate,” and G.A.T.’s “Endonisha.”

Doug Rasheed- Net worth

As a music producer, he earns around $50,919 US. His net worth is estimated to be $1 million US from his self-titled entertainment company and Madcastle Productionz.

Doug Rasheed is a american hip-pop producer and artist

American hip-hop producer (Source : discogs.com )

His wife Chaka Khan has $30 million US net worth. She has sold approximately 70 million records.

What is Doug Rasheed doing now?

As of 2023, Doug Rasheed is managing his company, Doug Rasheed Entertainment, which is a subsidiary of D-Ra Beats LLC. His companies specialize in music production and distribution for film, television, radio, and video music, and they are based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Through Doug Rasheed Entertainment, Rasheed has worked with several renowned music artists, including Coolio, 2Pac, Megan Thee Stallion, and Montel Jordan. He has also produced music for over a dozen films, including Waiting to Exhale (1995), Dangerous Minds (1995), The Preacher’s Wife (1996), Pain & Gain (2013), All Eyez on Me (2017), and The Hate U Give (2018).

In a Youtube interview with DJ RockCee, Rasheed mentioned that he was working on a film project with film producer and director, Chip Miller, in October 2021. While not revealing much about his work, he stated that the film is gospel-themed, and he has been working on the music for it.

Doug Rasheed was raised in a household where music played a significant role

His parents shared an interest in music, with his mother frequently singing around the house and his father practicing the guitar while listening to jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery’s albums. As a child, Rasheed studied the trumpet, guitar, and piano before ultimately deciding to focus on the bass guitar when he was fourteen years old.

Doug Rasheed Step-son’s controversy

On 24th September 2004, his stepson shot a 17-years old Christopher Bailey in the face with an M-16 assault rifle. His wife Chaka had to pay more than $1.3 million to the family of the victim, Bailey.

Doug Rasheed: Married, Wife, Affairs,  Relationship, Children

Doug Rasheed married the renowned singer-songwriter, actor, author, and entrepreneur, Chaka Khan. His wife khan famously known as the ‘Queen of Funk,’ in 2001. Born as Yvette Marie Stevens on 23 March 1953 in Chicago, Illinois, Khan grew up in a musical family. She would sing with her parents as a child, and her father would take her and her sister on nocturnal excursions by the lake in Hyde Park, where they would listen to music, smoke weed, and drink wine.

Despite her magical childhood, Khan’s father was a heroin addict and was dishonorably discharged from the air force. Her parents were alcoholics, and they divorced when she was 12 years old. After the divorce, Khan’s father married a civil rights activist who encouraged her to speak at rallies. At 14 years old, she was recruited by the Black Panthers. Although she enjoyed her involvement in politics, she eventually became uncomfortable when a gun was placed in her hand and chose to focus on her musical career instead.

Chaka Khan Songs

In her 20s, Khan became the lead singer of the band Rufus and rose to fame with the song ‘Tell Me Something Good’ in 1974, which won a Grammy Award. They continued to release successful albums throughout the decade, both in the pop and R&B charts. Khan is a ten-time Grammy Award winner, a recipient of the 2011 UNCF Award of Excellence, and was inducted into The SoulMusic Hall of Fame in 2012. She has also won two UK Music Video Awards and was ranked as the 65th most successful dance artist of all time by Billboard Magazine in 2016.

Khan began her solo career with the hit song ‘I’m Every Woman’ in 1978, which led to eight more Top Ten R&B hits while she was still performing with Rufus. In 2015, she participated in Season 21 of Dancing with the Stars, alongside other celebrities like Nick Carter, Hayes Grier, Bindi Irwin, Victor Espinoza, and Alexa and Carlos PenaVega.

Doug Rasheed is married the Grammy-winning singer Chaka Khan in 2001. Chaka is a ten-time Grammy Award-winning first R&B artist to crossover hit featuring a rapper with I Feel for You.

His wife, Chaka Khan past marriage, Children

Rasheed is the third husband of Chaka Khan, who had been married twice before. Her first marriage was to musician and instrumentalist Hassan Khan in 1970, but their union ended after just one year. In 1973, she gave birth to her daughter, Milini Khan, from her relationship with Rahsaan Morris. Malini followed in her mother’s footsteps and pursued a career in singing and acting.

Khan’s second husband was production designer Richard Holland, whom she married on August 14, 1976. They welcomed their son, Damien, in 1979, but their marriage also ended in divorce on December 2, 1980.

Later, Khan married Rasheed in an intimate ceremony in 2001. The couple did not have any children together. According to dailyentertainmentnews.com, they were married for 14 years as of August 2015. While some sources claim that they were happily married. Others suggest that Rasheed is currently in a relationship with someone else. Neither Rasheed nor Khan has publicly commented on their split or divorce.

Previously, Chaka was wedded to Hassan Khan in 1970 but divorced a year after their marriage.

doug rasheed and chaka khan

Doug Rasheed and Chaka khan (Source: Taddlr.com)

After that, Chaka married Richard Holland on 14th August 1776. Together they have a son Damien Holland. They divorced four years after their marriage in 1980.

Likewise, she has a daughter, Milini from her relationship with Rahsaan Morris.

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