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D-Nice
@dnice
Over the course of an unbelievable journey from the streets of Harlem to touring and recording with Boogie Down Productions to The White House, Derrick “D-Nice” Jones went from being a pillar of the culture’s history to actually making history himself.

The legendary DJ, rapper, beatboxer, producer, photographer, and philanthropist has moved millions on wax with timeless records, on stage at unforgettable gigs, and online with his revolutionary “Club Quarantine” Instagram Live series. The latter notably set a precedent and built a template for numerous Instagram Live series to follow during the Pandemic.

His influence would be recognized industrywide. The NAACP Image Awards named him Entertainer Of The Year, the BET Awards made him an honorary recipient of the “Shine A Light” Award, while he took home the 2020 Webby Artist of the Year award in the category of “Special Achievement.”
Most importantly, “Club Quarantine” positively impacted the globe, raising millions for First Responders, HBCU’s, CDC, Apollo Theater, and more.

Teaming up with Issa Rae’s Raedio, he even co-curated the Official Playlist of the Biden + Harris inauguration. Shortly after, he performed at the official Super Bowl LV pre-show at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL. His timeless blend of hip-hop, soul, and R&B soundtracked President Barack Obama’s 2012 inaugural ball, Academy® Awards parties, the Essence Festival, and BET’s “Love and Happiness” Concert at the White House in 2016.

After spreading hope online, he now makes an artistic statement with a full-length album coming in 2021, leaving an indelible mark on the game once again.
Joined at 20 Aug 2020
Nominated by Katie Longmyer