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Who is D-Nice? — 5 THINGS ABOUT DJ – Hollywood Life




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  • D-Nice is a world famous DJ.
  • He started his career in the 80s with KRS-One and La Rock.
  • D-Nice has helped thousands with his “Club Quarantine” series during the COVID-19 lockdown.

D-Beautiful will help keep the party going New Year’s Eve by Dick Clark go nationwide. While the server Ryan Seacrest will direct the New Year’s Eve countdown extending from Times Square in New York City, the party will extend to California. D-Nice will co-host the party in Los Angeles (with Wiz Khalifa, FINNEAS, Armani White, Betty Who, Dove Cameron, and Nicky Youre set to execute.)

The rest of the evening will see Ciara host from Disneyland in Anaheim, with Fitz and The Tantrums, Maddie & Tae, Shaggy, Ben Platt, Aly & AJ, Halle Bailey, TXT, Bailey Zimmerman, and Lauren Spencer Smith prepare to perform at “Happiest Place on Earth”. Billy the porter will co-host from New Orleans, where he will perform a hit medley. Roselyn Sanchez will host from Puerto Rico, with Farruko boom in that period. In New York, Jessie James Decker and Liza Koszhy will join Ryan as a co-host.

D-Nice is used to performing in front of a crowd. In 2020, he launched “Club Quarantine”, DJing for more than 100k fans. Since then, he has appeared at numerous award shows and events.

in front of celebrationHere’s what you need to know about D-Nice.

He is a DJ. He is what he plays. (Sara Jaye/Shutterstock)

He is part of Boogie Down Productions.

Beside the members Lawrence Kris “KRS-One” Parker and Scott “La Rock” SterlingD-Nice (b. Derrick Jones) group co-founder in 1986. The group took its name from The Bronx’s longstanding moniker. They went on to release their debut album Criminal Minded in 1987, just five months before DJ Scott La Rock was tragically murdered at the age of 25. KRS-One and D-Nice continued as a duo and released them together. four more albums. D-Nice eventually went solo and released two projects of his own: 1990’s Call me D-Nice and in 1991 To Forgiveness.

He created ‘Quarantine Club’ on Instagram.

In response to the devastating response to COVID-19 — which led to lockdowns around the world, leading to weeks of self-quarantine and many people losing their jobs — D-Nice created a final negative exit. music. His first show on Friday, March 20, 2020, lasted nearly 10 hours and drew in every A-list name imaginable, including Jennifer Lopez, Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Rihanna, Lenny Kravitz, Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Dwyane Wade, Janet Jacksonand Ellen DeGeneres.

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Oprah thanked the DJ on Twitter shortly after, calling the live stream “the best party 1 and 100,000 I’ve ever been to.” DJ also hinted about why did he start? online club: “I can’t believe I started my Home School social distancing dance party just four days ago and it has become a place where we can virtually dance. dance together and stay connected. From my kitchen, I can send positive vibes to each of you. Thank you for rocking with me.

He discovered Kid Rock.

Early in his career, children’s rock – a Detroit native – interested in the hip-hop scene. After joining a breakdance group, he started rapping as part of a hip-hop group called The Beast Crew. Finally he meet D-Nicewho invited him to open for Boogie Down Productions and later helped him sign his first record deal with Jive Records in 1988. D-Nice was also named a producer on Kid’s 1990 debut. , Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast.

He is an actor & photographer.

In addition to being a DJ, producer and rapper, D-Nice is also a professional photographer! some his credit covers for Pharoah Monch album 2011 WAR (We Are Traitors), by Kenny Lattimore Vulnerable since 2017, and Carl Thomas’ album 2007 So much better. He also has some movie credits his iMDBincluding appearances in Tiffany Haddish and Jada Pinkett Smith movie girls trip.

He is a native New Yorker.

D-Nice was born Derrick Jones on June 19, 1970 in The Bronx, NY. Derrick is the father of two daughters Ashli ​​Jonessupposedly born in 1996 and daughter Dylan Coleman-Jones with ex lover Kelli M. Coleman. He get married later actress Malinda Williams in August 2008, he married actress Malinda Williams but separated the following year before finalizing divorce proceedings in June 2010.

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