Craig S. Venegas Alvarado (born 15 January 1971), better known by his stage name DJ King Assassin, is an American rapper, record producer and DJ from Los Angeles, California. Originally known as DJ Raleem, he began his career as a member of the group Lyrical Prophecy with Quiz 1, Double Duce, Dark Side & Chris Cut. Assassin went on to produce music with West Coast and East Coast platinum royalty including the late Tupac Shakur, Shock G, Krayzie Bone, Wyclef Jean, Thug Life, Ice-T, Roger Troutman, Rob Base, Eazy-E, and Akon, among others.
He has mixed and mastered over 300 titles for artists on Universal Records, EMI, Koch and his own label, Liferdef. DJ King Assassin was awarded best DJ at The Official West Coast Hip Hop Awards in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. He reached his debut on billboard at number #7 under the most known DJ of all social networks with networks ranging from MySpace 2.6 Million fans to Twitter with over 4 million fans & followers.
DJ King Assassin is the official DJ for the legendary artist Kokane, with whom he has collaborated on records frequently.In 2012 Kokane released a project entitled Dr .Kokastien that was hosted and produced by Assassin that hit Billboard number one on the charts under heat seekers. Craig S. Venegas is also owner and CEO of the popular hip hop radio station in California 98.2 The Beat L.A. giving new and upcoming artist an outlet for music to be heard. Due to working with Tupac Shakur for many years and knowing him even before he broke onto musical stardom there was alot that was learned about that relationship. In which will be returned in his very first Filming Directing debut of the movie entitled Makaveli.