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DJ D-Wrek Net Worth 2024

DJ D-Wrek Net Worth – $1 million

What is DJ D-Wrek’s net worth? How much does DJ D-Wrek make per year?


DJ D-Wrek is an American record producer, actor, disk jockey, and television personality who is best known for being the co-host and the DJ of the improv comedy show Wild ‘N Out (an American improv comedy show created and hosted by comedian Nick Cannon) on MTV and MTV2.


He was born on December 16, 1969, in Hayward, California.

DJ D-Wrek was raised with his older sister by his mother in Oakland, and Vallejo, California.

He has a very close relationship with both his mother and sister.

He credits his mother as the reason for most of his success and often references the fact that she kept him off the streets and out of trouble.

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Also, DJ D-Wrek attended Golden Gate Academy in Oakland, Highland Elementary, Springstowne, then graduated from Castro Valley High School in Castro Valley, California.

After graduation, DJ D-Wrek attended Chabot College in Hayward, majoring in Drama.


D-Wrek kicked off his career at the tender age of 13, establishing himself as a player on the ‘B-boy battle’ (breakdance battle) scene.

He also became one half of the rap duo “Makin’ ENZ,” and the youngster quickly built a reputation as a talented and technically accomplished rapper and lyricist.

Still in his teens, D-Wrek secured a recording contract with Caliber Records, taking him out of the amateur scene and making him a professional rapper and DJ.

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Meets Nick Cannon

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DJ D-Wrek and Nick Cannon – @Getty

In 1997, the duo broke up. In the same year, DJ D-Wrek met Nick Cannon.

It was through his relationship with Nick Cannon that D-Wrek began putting out content for the popular children’s TV network Nickelodeon.

During this period, D-Wrek did a lot of TV work and appeared in many commercials and game shows.

He was also responsible for rapping the theme tune to the hit Nickelodeon animated show, Danny Phantom.

The show revolved around a young boy who fights ghosts and is able to phase through solid matter.

D-Wrek was also the tour DJ for the boyband Big Time Rush.

Wild N’ Out

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DJ D-Wrek and Damon Sharpe – @Getty

Due to his close personal relationship with the rapper and Nickelodeon personality Nick Cannon, D-Wrek was chosen as the co-host and house DJ for the improvisational comedy show Wild N’ Out.

The show, similar to the hit improv sketch show ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ revolves around two competing teams who perform impromptu skits and participate in comedic rap battles.

D-Wrek has enjoyed a long tenure on the show; since its inception in 2005, he has appeared in every episode, and is responsible for DJ’ing throughout the entirety of each episode.

He has also DJ’ed for every Wild N’ Out tour and continues to do so at the time of writing.

In the present day, he is represented by Moodswing360 (a boutique touring and marketing agency, with deep roots in NYC dance music and DJ culture) and 1Management.

Also, DJ D-Wrek has appeared on shows such as:

  • Greek;
  • Danny Phantom (an American superhero animated television series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon);
  • Malcolm and Eddie;
  • Cheap Date.

In 2020, he appeared in the TV special — “Mirror II Society: Affion Crockett.”

Real Name

Deric Battiste


It is not currently known whether or not DJ D-Wrek is married. However, it can safely be assumed that if he is not currently involved with someone, he has been previously, as he has two sons.

The boys, named Maximo Elliott and Ayo, are both still very young. D-Wrek often posts pictures of him together with his two children on Instagram.

D-Wrek continues to work as much as he is able, and can be found on the popular video-messaging platform Cameo.

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His Instagram account (djdwrek) has more than 278,000 followers.

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DJ D-Wrek was named the resident DJ and Master of Ceremonies for the 6th season of MTV’s Wild ‘n Out.

In 2004, he performed at Jingle Ball, an annual concert tour series which is organized by iHeartMedia.

DJ D-Wrek Net Worth


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DJ D-Wrek – Net Worth 2024

So, how much is DJ D-Wrek worth? Battiste accrued most of his wealth from appearing in different shows, numerous concerts, and working as a disk jockey at the improv comedy show Wild ‘N Out. Therefore, DJ D-Wrek has an estimated net worth of $1 million.

DJ D-Wrek’s annual salary there is unknown, but a DJ at MTV earns an average of around $100,000 per year.

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