DJ Ideal's mixtapes are always hard, generally focus on the Dirty South, and have been hosted by some of the biggest names in hardcore rap. Pitbull, Chamillionaire, Lil Jon, Joe Budden, and Lil' Flip are just some of the high-profile rappers who have hosted Ideal's mixes, all collaborating with the DJ before he reached the age of 21 in 2005. Ideal got his feel for what songs get a party started by spinning at house parties at the age of 16. DJ Tony Tone became his mentor and introduced Ideal to Miami's club scene. His nights at Miami's Club 609 built a solid Miami fanbase while mixtapes like The Best of G-Unit with DJ Rob'N and his popular Da Bottom series introduced Ideal to the nation. Besides his weekly show on Miami's WMIB 103.5, Ideal also hosts The 24 Hour Mix Tape on the SIRIUS satellite radio network. After a tour with Pitbull, he released one of his most ambitious mixtapes -- Interscope South with hosts Slim Thug, Stat Quo, and Rich Boy -- in 2005. ~ David Jeffries, Rovi