Marquese Ford (born Feb 26, 1987), better known by his stage name DJ Sixteen is an American rapper from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is signed to Sesac as a songwriter/publisher as well as a Nerve DJ.
Ford was raised on the Hampton streets, a violent neighborhood on Milwaukee's North Side. In his Early teens Marquese was affiliated with several gangs and mobs. GD’s, KOB (Knock Out Boyz) and HAMP(Hustling And Making Paper). Ford found himself struggling to balance the street life and being a student athlete. Thats when music became his full outlet to vent and stay sane.
Musical career:Sixteen is CEO of Big Hitz Ent, which was affiliated with Slip N Slide early in his career, but he never signed with them. Sixteen started seriously considering rap as a career after the release of his two singles, “Keep It Coming" and “Swagg Flex Mojo", which received generally positive feedback.
in 2013 Sixteen signed a single deal with UMG for Swagg Flex Mojo which didn’t make a lot of noise. Swagathon Vol.2 mixtape did the opposite with over 100,000 units moved online. After two years Sixteen is a free agent and performed at SXSW 2015 Coast2Coast stages.Aslo winning Artist Of The Year for the 2015 Madison HipHop Awards With his new sound and team of producers DJ Sixteen is looking to make a huge splash in the music industry.