He gained recognition as a DJ through his mixtapes and his acrobatic turntable solos opening for rappers like Doug E. Fresh, Medusa, and Tha Liks. He made underground beats for members of Warren G's G-Funk clique. He honed his musical chops collaborating with funk legends like Mandrill and Blowfly. Currently, DJ Frane earns his acclaim producing instrumental concept albums. His first solo album, Frane's Fantastic Boatride (or beats to blaze to volume 1), was released on Goodvibe Reco.s and became a college radio favorite.