Fonk Daddy, Funkdaddy, Greg Buren
Legendary Hip Hop DJ & producer from Seattle, WA.
Funk Daddy started producing, DJing, engineering & writing songs in the mid-late 80's. He got his first break locally as part of a group called Crooked Path, which also comprised J-Skee & Dee-Lyrious. The trio, which was formed in the early 90's, recorded an album in 1992 but it stayed unreleased until 2021 ("After Dark"). Then they were signed by Oakland based label Dogday Records and released in 1998 the classic "Which Way Is Up".
As a solo artist, Funk Daddy's career took off in the early 90's when a tape of some beats he made was given to E-40, CEO of Sick Wid It Records. He went on producing 3 tracks of the platinum selling ""In A Major Way", released in 1995. Funk Daddy has collaborated several other times with The Click's members, lacing beats on E-40's albums "The Element Of Surprise" (1998) and "Charlie Hustle - Blueprint Of A Self-Made Millionaire" (1999) or on the masterpiece of B-Legit "The Hemp Museum" (1996). His solo debut in 1995, "Funk U Right On Up" was also released through D-Shot's outfit Shot Records.
Several other solo releases followed up, including the Northwest classic "Tha Source" in 1995.
Beside the aforementioned artists, Funk Daddy has collaborated with many heavyweights such as Daz, D12, Spice 1, Dru Down, B-Legit, Rass Kass, Money B, N2Deep, Cool Nutz, Sir Mix-A-Lot or Mac Dre. His music was featured in the documentary "Rhyme & Reason" and in the soundtrack of the movie "3 Strikes". Funk Daddy has also founded his label called Funk Daddy Productions and has his radio show.
He was named best club and Mix Tape DJ in the 1999 Northwest Music Awards.
One of the most important hip hop figures of the Northwest...
1992 - 2021
FD Records, Metro Records, Shot Records, Sunset Blvd Entertainment, Till Ya Tight Records