It was like being at the Palladium! The Red Zone! The Garage! The Warehouse! Plastics! The Tunnel!!!

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And it was all generated from the comfort of your home, and in the convenient locale of your telephone. D-Nice did what few DJs ever have done, but he opened his home for that old school party jam at 6 pm EST and rocked out into well into the night with his “Homeschoolin’: Social Distancing Dance Party.” He plans to continue doing to shake off the doldrums that has had so many locked up in their homes with nothing to do.

But he saved the day.


Who is D-Nice? Well, Derrick “D-Nice” Jones originally was a part of one of Hip-Hop’s most legendary crews, Boogie Down Productions, as one of their principal DJs. One of the best personalities ever, he has checked several meaningful boxes throughout the culture: DJ, Emcee, Producer, Photographer, and Influencer.

Now that you know who he is… what does he do?

D-Nice gets busy. And for the last two days, he has been doing, doing, doing it until his Instalive fam was satisfied.

For hours he rocked jams from every era that has touched the Hip-Hop enthusiast and he did it live from his living room in his sport out in Los Angeles. He did the one thing that so many believe could never be done: He connected technology with legacy.

Legend after legend has joined the party! He has had visits from Unsigned Hype Alum Common, Mary J. Blige, Dave Chappelle, Russell “Uncle Rush” Simmons, Black Thought, Kevin Liles, DJ Beverly Bond, Tank, Lena Waithe, Damien Hall, Naomi Campbell, Quest Love, Joe Budden, Bevy Smith, Big Daddy Kane, Fat Joe, Bun B, John Legend, Spice Adams and soooo many more!

He will be back at it tomorrow, Friday (and maybe every day ever after) until we get through this… one turntable at a time! Rock with him on his Instagram @dnice at 6 pm EST (3 PST) and see exactly what a real party supposed to feel like.