DJ Rollin Deep's nickname is "The 5-Star Mixtape General" so the logo can easily reflect that by employing an army or military styled theme. I feel that military style themes tend to be dark, but don't let that tie you down to staying with a darker theme. While I am interested to see dark designs, I am equally interested in seeing colored designs as well. Also please keep in mind an army/military style is not final so feel free to use a different theme if a good idea pops up in your head. We are very open minded.
The nickname doesn't necessarily have to be included in the logo, but it would be interesting to see how it can be incorporated - perhaps by having 5 prominent stars. The entire phrase doesn't necessarily have to be included.
I have attached the logo of a fellow mixtape DJ who goes by the name "DJ Smallz." This should give you a good idea since logo's for mixtape DJ's are rare. Notice it doesn't have to be formatted like most company's will have their logo (horizontal rectangles.)
I have also attached a few army/military examples in case they can help you get the creative ideas flowing or serve as inspiration. Again, these are in no way intended to tie designers down to look like these designs.
Thank you all for taking time to read this project :) Good luck if you choose to participate. We will respond to each and every entry (promise.)