Daryl Anderson, better known as DJ Daryl, is a Producer and DJ from Oakland, California. He was one of the originators of the group 415, producing their first album 41Fivin composed of artists Richie Rich and D-Loc, who brought us hits like, “Snitches & B****es, Groupie A** B**** and Sideshow.” Nu Niggaz On Tha Blokkk, the group’s second album (produced by DJ Daryl) released on Priority Records, peaked at #21 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and #90 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop chart.
DJ Daryl produced Tupac's unreleased album "Troublesome 21" before he died. The album was placed on hold due to the controversy surrounding Ice T's "Cop Killer" song. Eventually, Interscope Records removed the positive songs (5 out of 14) from the album and released them. “Keep Ya Head Up” (DJ Daryl’s first platinum hit) on Tupac’s second studio album Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z., peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot Rap Singles chart, #7 on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop chart and #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song reached platinum status and appears on various albums and in films. 2Pac's Greatest Hits album has sold over 10 million copies to date, awarding DJ Daryl a Diamond Award from the R.I.A.A. He produced other songs for Tupac such as: “Let Them Thangs Go, Nothin But Love, 16 On Death Row and Black Starry Night” on R U Still Down? (Remember Me) and “Po Nigga Blues/Cause I Had To” (original version) has never been released but leaked on Youtube and remixed by Scott Storch on Loyal To The Game.
While signed to (then) No Limit Records (as a member of Beats by the Pound) he produced various hits: “Don’t Let Go” on Snoop Dogg - Da Game Is To Be Sold, Not To Be Told; “Unpredictable” (title track) on Mystikal - Unpredictable; “Murder” on Silkk - The Shocker; “That’s How We Break Bread” on Tru; “Street Life” on Soulja Slim - Give It 2 Em Raw; “Life Is A B****” on Magic - Skys The Limit; “Ghetto Cheeze” on Tru 2 Da Game; “Tryin 2 Do Something” on Snoop Dogg - Ghetto D; “Time For A 187” on Master P - Ice Cream Man; “Mama Raised Me, More 2 Life and Snitches” on Master P - Da Last Don and “You Don’t Know Me” on Master P - Good Side, Bad Side. He also produced 12 songs including the hit single “If I Could Change” on Steady Mobbn’s Pre-Meditated Drama which peaked at #6 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart and #29 on the Billboard 200. “If I Could Change” was Master P’s first song accepted by MTV, it was used in the film “I’m Bout It,” and released on video.
DJ Daryl has worked with many elite rap, hip-hop soul and R&B artists such as, Keyshia Cole, Da Brat, E-40, Curren$y and the late Nate Dogg to name just a few. Some of his other work include: C-Bo’s hit single, “Money By The Ton” on album Til My Casket Drops which peaked at #4 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart and #41 on the Billboard 200. “Murder That He Ritt, 187 Dance, Who Ride and Ain’t No Sunshine” on C-Bo’s Tales from the Crypt which peaked at #4 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart and #99 on the Billboard 200. “3 Gangstas, I Can’t See Tha Light, I’m A Fool, Livin Like A Hustler Pt. 2, Kill Em Up and Survival 1st” on C-Bo’s One Life 2 Live which peaked at #12 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart and #65 on the Billboard 200. “My Life Is A Movie, What U Hollerin, Real Street Niggas and Millionaire Gangsta” on Messy Marv Draped Up And Chipped Out 2, “On Errythang” on Messy Marv Draped Up And Chipped Out 3, “Discourteous, Stop It, Watch Out and Boss Hogs” on Messy Marv & San Quinn - Explosive Mode, “Oh No, Pt. 2” on Messy Marv - Disobayish, “Don’t Want To Loose You” on Messy Marv - Cake & Ice Cream and “Real Talk” on Messy Marv is Messcalen - Still Explosive. Several songs for Richie Rich on albums The Game, Half Thang, Nixon Pryor Roundtree and Seasoned Veteran and multiple tracks for Marvaless on albums Fearless, Ghetto Blues, Just Marvaless and Wiccked gave him recognition as one of the hottest producers in the Bay Area.