D’Extra Wiley is a music producer, T.V. and film content and intellectual property creator, and screenplay writer with more than twenty years of experience in the music and entertainment industry. An Army military vet, Wiley also holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Entertainment Business, and is the COO of MG3 Entertainment, Inc.and is business partner with Marvin Gaye III. He owns Ramxed Media Group, Inc.
Wiley, started playing drums at the age of 4 years old in the Churches Of God In Christ. He is an alumnus of Norfolk State University where he was also a member of its elite marching band, The Spartan Legion Marching Band and the world-renowned drum-line, Million Dollar Funk Squad. He is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., and a member of the NSU’s Iota Xi chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity, Inc. He is the Founder of Mu Phi Sigma National Percussion Fraternity, Inc., which now have chapters in over 40 cities and states and is rapidly growing! Having a passion and yearning to help the youths, he also founded the Mu Phi Youth Society, Inc., a youth mentoring organization that utilizes music, arts, dance, academics, and other expressions. The first chartered members were initiated into Mu Phi Youth Society successfully in 2016, in Memphis, Tennessee.
An accomplished artist himself, Wiley has worked in the studio with the acclaimed, Night Flight Crew which included Me’shell Ndege’ocello, Stacy Lattisaw, Tonya Blout, Ginuwine, and close friends, R&B group, Shai. His first stint into the professional music industry was Washington D.C. band called Maniquin, which featured himself, the recording artist Kenny Lattimore, Stan Jones, David News, Del Romeo, and Steve Smith. Epic Records had previously signed Maniquin.
However, as an artist, Wiley is probably best known as being the founder and member of the ASCAP award-winning, Soul Train Award nominated group, II D Extreme which included members Randy Gill (Brother of Johnny Gill) and Randy’s cousin Jermaine Mickey. He is the writer and one of the lead vocalists on the 1993 R&B hit, “Cry No More.”Rod Stewart’s Legendary manager of artists such as Prince, Rod Stewart, and Michael Jackson, Randy Phillips signed II D Extreme to Gasoline Alley/MCA Records, and relocated D’Extra from Washington D.C. to Los Angeles.
As a songwriter and producer, Wiley has worked with some of the hottest acts in music including- both legendary greats- Teddy Pendegrass and El Debarge, as well as contemporary hit makers:Frank Ocean, Rodney Jerkins and writer-vocalistJuanita Wynn (Keyshia Cole, Beyonce Knowles, and Tyrese)—to name just a few.
While a member of the NARAS urban committee, Wiley helped draft the Grammys’ “Best Rap/Sung Collaboration” category, thus sealing his contribution to the Grammy Awards history!
D’Extra studied acting under the tutelage of Aaron Spieser, in which his fellow acting classmates consisted of the likes of Anthony Anderson, Marlon Wayans, and Jennifer Lopez. His first acting job was in a David Talbert’s stage play called “A Fool And His Money.”He has also written multiple screenplays and if that isn’t enough, Wiley has created a Reality TVshow, “Seeds Of Hip Hop,” which features the offspring of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, E-40, Jam Master Jay,MC Ren and Kurupt. He has partnered with production company Bunim-Murray, the producers of, “Keeping Up With The Kardashians,” “The Real World, “Project Runway,” and Bad Girls Club. He is also writing a new TV pilot with Ralph Hawkins, Ray Murphy and “My Wife and Kids” and “Martin” star Tisha-Campbell Martin.