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DJ D-Nice

Disc Jockey, Rapper, Producer & Photographer

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 DJ D-Nice Biography

Derrick Jones, better known by his stage name D-Nice, is an American disc jockey, beatboxer, rapper, producer, and photographer who began his career in the mid-1980s with the hip hop group Boogie Down Productions. He discovered Kid Rock in 1988, landing him a deal with Jive Records.

D-Nice was born and raised in the neighborhood of Harlem in the Manhattan borough of New York City. He later moved to The Bronx as a teenager. At age 15, it was there that he met Scott La Rock and later formed Boogie Down Productions along with KRS-One in 1986. In his early career with the group, he was given the nicknames as "the Human TR-808" and "the 808". D-Nice also gained significant popularity when he produced the "Self-Destruction" song for the Stop the Violence Movement.

Soon after the song released, D-Nice signed a solo deal Jive Records and released his debut studio album called "Call Me D-Nice" in 1990. The album peaked at #75 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums and #12 on the Billboard Top Black Albums chart. It was also rated 3.5 out of 5 mics by The Source magazine. In 1991, D-Nice released his second studio album called "To tha Rescue". The album peaked at #137 on the Top Pop Albums chart and #27 on the Top R&B Albums chart. He collaborated with KRS-One, Naughty by Nature, and Too Short for the album.

D-Nice clashed with Jive Records over his stylistic direction and soon stopped releasing music as a recording artist. In 1996, he had his first daughter named Ashli Lyric Jones D-Nice became a web developer in the late '90s and started his own creative services company in 2000.

D-Nice began working as a photographer in the 2000s while also still being a DJ and shot the album covers for Carl Thomas' 2007 album So Much Better and Pharoahe Monch's 2011 album W.A.R. (We Are Renegades). He also photographed the album cover for Kenny Lattimore's 2017 album, Vulnerable.

In March 2020, D-Nice began hosting Homeschool at Club Quarantine on Instagram Live from his home as a way for people to come together and help others cope with the COVID-19 global health crisis. The 3/21 Saturday night dance party ran 9 hours and D-Nice urged people to "take care of one another and wash their hands." It drew over 100,000 viewers, including Rihanna, Lenny Kravitz, Nile Rodgers, Lalah Hathaway, Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Dwyane Wade, Janet Jackson, Fab Five Freddy, Michelle Obama, Mark Zuckerberg, Donnie Wahlberg, Angela Bassett and Sheila E. among others. The following day, March 22, his stream capped at over 150,000 simultaneous viewers. D-Nice won the 2020 Webby Artist of the Year in the category Special Achievement. He also was one of the Honoree Recipients for the "Shine A Light" Award during the 2020 BET Awards for his contributions of Club Quarantine, alongside co-recipients with VERZUZ creators Timbaland and Swizz Beatz.

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DJ D-Nice Biography

Derrick Jones, better known by his stage name D-Nice, is an American disc jockey, beatboxer, rapper, producer, and photographer who began his career in the mid-1980s with the hip hop group Boogie Down Productions. He discovered Kid Rock in 1988, landing him a deal with Jive Records.

D-Nice was born and raised in the neighborhood of Harlem in the Manhattan borough of New York City. He later moved to The Bronx as a teenager. At age 15, it was there that he met Scott La Rock and later formed Boogie Down Productions along with KRS-One in 1986. In his early career with the group, he was given the nicknames as "the Human TR-808" and "the 808". D-Nice also gained significant popularity when he produced the "Self-Destruction" song for the Stop the Violence Movement.

Soon after the song released, D-Nice signed a solo deal Jive Records and released his debut studio album called "Call Me D-Nice" in 1990. The album peaked at #75 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums and #12 on the Billboard Top Black Albums chart. It was also rated 3.5 out of 5 mics by The Source magazine. In 1991, D-Nice released his second studio album called "To tha Rescue". The album peaked at #137 on the Top Pop Albums chart and #27 on the Top R&B Albums chart. He collaborated with KRS-One, Naughty by Nature, and Too Short for the album.

D-Nice clashed with Jive Records over his stylistic direction and soon stopped releasing music as a recording artist. In 1996, he had his first daughter named Ashli Lyric Jones D-Nice became a web developer in the late '90s and started his own creative services company in 2000.

D-Nice began working as a photographer in the 2000s while also still being a DJ and shot the album covers for Carl Thomas' 2007 album So Much Better and Pharoahe Monch's 2011 album W.A.R. (We Are Renegades). He also photographed the album cover for Kenny Lattimore's 2017 album, Vulnerable.

In March 2020, D-Nice began hosting Homeschool at Club Quarantine on Instagram Live from his home as a way for people to come together and help others cope with the COVID-19 global health crisis. The 3/21 Saturday night dance party ran 9 hours and D-Nice urged people to "take care of one another and wash their hands." It drew over 100,000 viewers, including Rihanna, Lenny Kravitz, Nile Rodgers, Lalah Hathaway, Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Dwyane Wade, Janet Jackson, Fab Five Freddy, Michelle Obama, Mark Zuckerberg, Donnie Wahlberg, Angela Bassett and Sheila E. among others. The following day, March 22, his stream capped at over 150,000 simultaneous viewers. D-Nice won the 2020 Webby Artist of the Year in the category Special Achievement. He also was one of the Honoree Recipients for the "Shine A Light" Award during the 2020 BET Awards for his contributions of Club Quarantine, alongside co-recipients with VERZUZ creators Timbaland and Swizz Beatz.

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  • DJ D-Nice Talks Club Quarantine
  • DJ D-Nice and Bringing Joy to Social Distancing

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  • How to book DJ D-Nice?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like DJ D-Nice for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for DJ D-Nice, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for DJ D-Nice or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book DJ D-Nice?

    Booking fees for DJ D-Nice, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire DJ D-Nice, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for DJ D-Nice?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like DJ D-Nice for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book DJ D-Nice for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent DJ D-Nice or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for DJ D-Nice or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

DJ D-Nice is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book DJ D-Nice for your event is available upon request. DJ D-Nice generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Travis Keller, DJ Crash, Aries, DJ Mustard and Tyler, The Creator. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling DJ D-Nice for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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