The art of DJ’ing is truly a skill that many celebrities have picked up. Paris Hilton, Nick Cannon, Solange Knowles, Idris Elba, and so many others have done their thing on the one’s and two’s. That is not to say that every celebrity is skilled at the art form but they have definitely picked it up as a hobby and even sometimes as a way to make some supplemental income. There are also celebrities in the game that have a true love for the culture and actually started as DJ’s and built their celebrity based off their skills on the one’s and two’s.
I’ve personally attended many parties where the crowd was thoroughly entertained just by the presence of the celebrity which sometimes leads to everyone just staring at the DJ booth and not really hitting the dance floor. I’ve had the pleasure and honor to witness the likes of Questlove, Pete Rock, Biz Markie, Pete Wentz, MC Lyte, Jermaine Dupri, and a host of others send the crowd into a frenzy while dropping everything from classic hip hop to obscure television show theme songs. As good as these aforementioned DJ’s are they could have easily landed on this list and probably should be on the list because they are brilliant.
The DJ’s on our official list are brilliant and have taken the party experience to a place beyond just music. When it comes to keeping the party rockin’, I have witnessed the DJ’s on our official list absolutely prevent people from leaving the dance floor because the music selections were more intoxicating than the alcohol being served at the bar. With that being said, check out the list.
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Here we go yo, here we go yo, so what’s the scenario you ask? Well, back in the days on the boulevard of Linden…Ok, enough with the Tribe Called Quest lyrics. Seriously back in the day Q-Tip used to DJ these Friday night parties at the Ace Hotel in New York. I was lucky enough to attend 2 of these parties. I already knew Q-Tip was a talented emcee and producer but this man absolutely gave the crowd on hand everything we were looking for and more. The age range inside Liberty Hall of the Ace Hotel ranged from the young & restless to the grown & sexy yet Q-Tip had everybody on the floor sweating for a good reason. Hands down, this was one the best parties I’ve ever been to in NYC and I would say anyone that was blessed enough to be there for any of them would concur.
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5. DJ Adam 12
Thursday nights in LA will never be the same without DJ Adam 12’s AFEX party. With the focus of the music targeted toward those that appreciate the classics from 1979 – 2005, DJ Adam 12 kept this party in a constant groove. If you are not familiar with DJ Adam 12, maybe you know him as Barack Obama’s DJ in addition to being a member of the world renowned group “She Wants Revenge.” Those are both great attributes that he should be proud of but the AFEX party was one of the best parties LA had to offer.
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