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$12 Million,

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Birth date: 8 January 1975,
Birth place: Queens, New York City USA,

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DJ Clue Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Ernesto Shaw was born on 8 January 1975 in Queens, New York City USA, and under his stage name DJ Clue, is a disk jockey, record producer and radio personality, perhaps best known for his street-level mix tapes such as “The Professional” (1998), his first mix tape CD, which gained him international success and effectively secured him a prosperous career.

Have you ever wondered how rich DJ Clue is? According to sources, it is estimated that DJ Clue’s overall net worth is $12 million, most of which has been acquired from the enormous success achieved by release of his first mix tape which sold more than a million copies as well as the following realization of his projects “The Professional 2” (2001) and “The Professional 3” (2006). His collaboration with Jay-Z also added to his net worth.

DJ Clue Net Worth $12 Million

DJ is the fourth child in a middle class family. His parents divorced when he was 12, so Ernesto decided to live with his father. He finished a local high school but never went to college, instead starting to work for a radio company and making his way up, already being recognized when he was a teenager. At the beginning of his career, “Clue” was interested in rapping and hip-hop and was known as MC Drama. He was the front-man of a rap group from Queens, when during one of their rehearsals he realized that he was more attracted to multiplying and subtracting beats to his own taste, and in that way expressing himself as an artist. A year later, he released his first tape “Clue #24” (1990), which became very popular around New York city, making “Clue” one of the most popular DJs in the city.

The diversity of his mixes attracted more and more fans, leading to “Clue” putting together up to two hundred mix tapes within a seven-year period. Owing to that, he connected with Jay-Z’s “Roc-a-Fella Records”, which released his first major-label debut “The Professional” (1998), which mostly displayed the biggest names of the rap industry such as Nas, Mobb Deep, Ja Rule and DMX and their hits. During this period, “Clue” continued building his reputation through the popular New York hip-hop station “Hot 97”. Shortly after, he founded his own record label “Desert Storm Records” which continues to work to this day and adds to DJ Clue’s total net worth.

In 2001 “Clue” released a second volume, “The Professional 2”, giving his work a new dimension. The mix tape thrilled the public by presenting a versatile collection of best known names, hitting number one on U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Years later, once again in collaboration with Jay-Z, “Clue” released his third studio album “The Professional 3” (2006). Among his other notable mix tapes, DJ Clue is also well known for “Clue For President” (1998), “Clueminatti” and “Show Me The Money Pt.I and II” (1996/7).

In each of the past three years he has earned the “Best Mix Tape” award., and currently he has his own shows on popular radio stations “Hot 97” and “Power FM”. Dj Clue is one of the most dominant club DJs in the world.

“Clue” was raised in a religious family and therefore even today follows Christianity. Regarding his private life and relationships, not much is leaked to the media, although it is known that he has no children.

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Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories 2005 Video Game performer: "Ruff Ryders Anthem Remix" / writer: "Ruff Ryders Anthem Remix" - as E. Shaw
Barbershop 2002 writer: "Trade It All Part 2" - as E. Shaw
Ali G Indahouse 2002 as Shaw, "FRESH FROM YARD"
Glitter 2001 producer: "Last Night A DJ Saved My Life"



Hard Luck 2006 Video Goodlife
Da Jammies 2006 Video short Dj Qube (voice)
State Property 2002 Boss Informant
Direct Effect 2000 TV Series Host (2002-)



Backstage 2000 Documentary



Biggie Smalls: Rap Phenomenon 2009 Documentary Himself
Fashion News Live 2007 TV Series Himself
Pledge This! 2006 Himself (as DJ Clue Ernesto Shaw)
Diplomats & Friends: The Book of Hip-Hop 2006 TV Movie Himself
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories 2005 Video Game Himself (The Liberty Jam) (voice)
106 & Park Top 10 Live 2004 TV Series Himself - 'Breathe' Video
Direct Effect Presents: Straight Up Hip Hop All Week 2004 TV Movie Host
MC Battle II: The Takeover in Times Square 2003 TV Movie Himself - Host
MC Battle 2003 TV Special Himself
Outlawz: Worldwide 2002 Video documentary Himself
Adventures of Dennis Da Menace: South Beach 2001 Documentary Himself
Backstage 2000 Documentary Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 1999 1999 TV Special Himself

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Video on Trial 2005 TV Series Himself

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1 Has a show on the New York City radio station Power 105.1 FM.
2 New York City's most popular mixtape DJ. Signed to Roc-A-Fella Records. C.E.O. of Desert Storm Records along with producing partner Kenneth "Duro" Ifil. Has his own radio show on New York City's Hot 97.1.
3 Runs Desert Storm Entertainment along with producing partner Kenneth "Duro" Ifil. New York City's most popular mixtape DJ. Also appears on New York City's Hot 97.1.

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1 New York City mixtapes
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