|D-Nice Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||June 19, 1970|
D-Nice is an American disc jockey, beatboxer, rapper, producer, entrepreneur, and photographer who had started his career in the entertainment industry with the hip hop group Boogie Down Productions that he had co-founded with rapper KRS-One and DJ Scott La Rock in 1986. He has also released 2 solo studio albums titled Call Me D-Nice (July 1990) and To Tha Rescue (November 1991).
D-Nice, The Human TR-808, The 808
Harlem, Upper Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Disc Jockey, Beatboxer, Rapper, Producer, Entrepreneur, Photographer
- Mother – Sandra Jones
- Others – Omikaye Phifer (Ex-Stepson), Leslie Dunn (Ex-Sister-in-Law), Lisa Sorensen (Ex-Sister-in-Law), Beverly Williams (Ex-Mother-in-Law), Fred Williams (Ex-Father-in-Law)
Hip Hop, Soul
- Roc Nation, LLC
- Jive Records
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
69 kg or 152 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
D-Nice has dated –
- Kelli M. Coleman – Through his past relationship with an entrepreneur, investor, and businesswoman Kelli M. Coleman, who was the then executive vice-president of the privately-owned advertising agency GlobalHue, he has a daughter named Dylan Coleman-Jones.
- Malinda Williams (2008–2010) – D-Nice had married American actress and producer Malinda Williams on August 23, 2008, at The Mezzanine ballroom in Newark, New Jersey. The pair had parted ways in October 2009. They had filed for divorce in February 2010 which was finalized in June 2010.
He has another daughter named Ashli Lyric Jones (b. 1996) from an unnamed relationship.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of African-American descent.
- Slender frame
- Sports a rugged beard
- Affable smile
- Often makes appearances in a hat
- Born and raised in Harlem, Manhattan, D-Nice had moved to the neighboring New York City borough of The Bronx as a teenager. It was there, aged 15, that he had first met DJ Scott La Rock with whom he would go on to launch the hip hop group Boogie Down Productions a year later.
- He had gained a lot of attention when he had produced a song titled Self-Destruction for the ‘Stop the Violence Movement’ which was started n 1988 in response to violence in the hip hop and African American communities. The reaction to the song was so positive that the record label Jive Records had signed him up for a solo deal.
- After releasing 2 solo albums with the label in 1990 and 1991, differences had developed between him and the company over his stylistic direction. After this, he had stopped releasing music as a recording artist.
- In the late 1990s, he had attempted a career as a web developer and had even started his own creative services company in 2000.
- In the 2000s, in parallel with his career as a DJ, he had worked as a photographer and had created the covers for Carl Thomas’ 2007 album So Much Better and Pharoahe Monch’s 2011 album W.A.R. (We Are Renegades). Years later, he had also photographed the album cover for Kenny Lattimore’s 2017 album Vulnerable.
- In March 2020, he had started hosting live streams on Instagram as a means to urge people to come together online and help raise awareness about the COVID-19 global health crisis. On March 22, 2020, his live stream had recorded more than 150k simultaneous viewers.
Featured Image by D-Nice / Instagram