We Salute: DJ D-NICE
Q&A With DJ D-NICE:
What’s your must-have winter item?
What’s your DJ uniform?
“Sneaker that are on point.”
What’s your essential party record?
“Anything by Michael Jackson.”
Where do you see the future of DJing?
“More digital and more creative. Creating beats live and producing live.”
About DJ D-NICE:
D-Nice became Boogie Down Productions’ DJ after the death of Scott LaRock (the man who discovered him) prior to the group’s second album, By All Means Necessary. His first production was “Self Destruction,” the single released by the Stop the Violence Movement; the project, put together by KRS-One and the DJ, featured Big Daddy Kane, Doug E. Fresh and MC Lyte. Born Derrick Jones, D-Nice left BDP in 1990 after the Edutainment album, to go solo. Call Me D-Nice, released in 1990 on Jive Records, featured a pair of Billboard rap chart hits in “Call Me D-Nice” (number one) and “Crumbs Off The Table” (number 17). Unlike KRS-One, his lyrical content was rarely politically charged, but “Glory” took a look at the black man’s role in the Civil War. The less-successful To Tha Rescue followed the next year. After that, he took on occasional production duties for the likes of LeShaun, Nuttin’ Nyce and Hi-Five. Currently experiencing a career renaissance, D-Nice is now consistently touring as a DJ across the nation and worldwide, is sponsored by Hennessy Black and regularly plays at exclusive celebrity parties.
“They Call Me D-Nice” music video:
DJ D-Nice x The Roots x Q-Tip at Hennessy Artistry: