DJ Pooh: “I’m a gamer and I’ve been one since back in the day. I’m not just someone that was offered a chance to work on a video game. That opportunity came because I am a gamer and had an interest in it. I was a fan of Rockstar Games and the Grand Theft Auto series. I spoke to some people at Rockstar and they told me that they were thinking about bringing the series out West. They wanted to deal with people that knew and understood the Los Angeles scene and that also had script writing ability. So I got involved and worked on the script for the game and also suggested people as characters for the game. I brought in a rap artist that I was working with named Young Maylay and he became the CJ character. I was blessed to get an opportunity to see all of the processes of video game making.”
Mark (DJ Pooh) Jordan has produced records for LL Cool J, Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, and many others. In the mid-1980’s, DJ Pooh co-produced LL Cool J’s “Bigger and Deffer” album with his producing partner DJ Bobcat. In 1992, Pooh founded the Bomb Record label, and in only two shot years went on to become an in-demand producer.
Pooh then transitioned into writing, directing, and acting. Utilizing his relationships within the Hip Hop community, Pooh was able to seamlessly integrate the Hip Hop culture into film by writing the hit film “Friday,” “3 Strikes,” and “The Wash.” Pooh was also co-writer and producer on the video game phenomenon “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas,” and most recently served as the creative consultant on “Grand Theft Auto V” and co-writer of “Grand Theft Auto Online.”