Who is D-Nice? — 5 things about the DJ – Hollywood Life +2023

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  • D-Nice is a world-renowned DJ.
  • He started alongside KRS-One and La Rock in the ’80s.
  • D-Nice has helped thousands with its Club Quarantine series during the COVID-19 lockdowns.

D-Nice will help keep the party going Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve goes nationwide. While host Ryan Seacrest will be leading the long-running New Year’s Eve countdown from Times Square in New York City, with the party expanding to California. D-Nice will co-host the party in Los Angeles (with Wiz Khalifa, FINNEAS, Armani White, Betty Who, Dove Cameron, and Nicky you are ready to perform.)

The rest of the evening will show Ciara Hosts 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 performing at the “Happiest Place On Earth”. Billy Porter will be co-hosting from New Orleans, where he will perform a medley of hits. Roselyn Sanchez will be co-hosting from Puerto Rico Farruko headlining this phase. in new york, Jessie James Decker and Liza Koszhy will accompany Ryan as co-host.

D-Nice is used to performing in front of crowds. In 2020 he launched Club Quarantine, DJing to over 100,000 fans. Since then he has performed at numerous awards shows and events.

Before the party, here’s what you should know about D-Nice.

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

He was part of Boogie Down Productions.

In addition to members Lawrence Kris “KRS-One” Parker and Scott “La Rock” SterlingD-Nice (born Derrick Jones) co-founded the group in 1986. The group took their name from a longtime nickname for The Bronx. They released 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, releasing four more albums together. D-Nice eventually went solo and released two projects of his own: 1990’s Call me D-Nice and 1991s To the rescue.

He created “Club Quarantine” on Instagram.

In response to the devastating response to COVID-19 – which led to global lockdowns resulting in weeks of self-quarantine and many losing their jobs – D-Nice created the ultimate escape with music. His first show on Friday, March 20, 2020 lasted almost 10 hours and attracted every A-list name imaginable, including Jennifer Lopez, Oprah Winfrey, MichelleObama, rihanna, Lenny Kravitz, Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Dwyane Wade, Janet Jacksonand Ellen DeGeneres.

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Oprah gave the DJ a shoutout on Twitter shortly after, calling the live stream “the best 1 and 100k party I’ve ever been to.” DJ also opened about why he started the online Club: “I can’t believe I just started the Home School Social Distancing Dance Party four days ago and it has grown into a place where we can virtually dance together and stay connected. From my kitchen I can send positive vibes to each of you. Thanks for rocking with me.”

He discovered Kid Rock.

At the beginning of his career kids skirt – a native of Detroit – was interested in the hip-hop scene. After joining a breakdance crew, he began rapping as part of a hip hop group called The Beast Crew. He finally met D-Nicewho invited him to open for Boogie Down Productions and later helped him sign his first record deal with Jive Records in 1988. Grit sandwiches for breakfast.

He is an actor and photographer.

D-Nice is not only a DJ, producer and rapper, but also a professional photographer! Some its loans contain the covers for Pharoahe monks Album 2011 WAR (We are renegades), Kenny Lattimores Vulnerable from 2017 and carl thomas 2007 album So much better. He also has several film credits his iMDBincluding appearances in the Tiffany Hadish and Jada Pinkett-Smith Movie girl trip.

He is a native New Yorker.

D-Nice was born Derrick Jones on June 19, 1970 in the Bronx, New York. Derrick is the father of two daughters Ashli ​​Jonesreportedly born in 1996, and daughter Dylan Coleman Jones with example Kelli M Coleman. He later married actress Malinda Williams He married actress Malinda Williams in August 2008 but separated the following year before finalizing their divorce in June 2010.

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