Famous Black DJs

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 1 
DJ Yella
(Rapper)
DJ Yella
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Birthdate: December 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
 2 
Shaggy
(Reggae Musician & DJ With Hits Like 'It Wasn't Me'. 'Boombastic' and 'In The Summertime')
Shaggy
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Birthdate: October 22, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

Jamaican reggae singer Orville Richard Burrell, better known as Shaggy, has delivered international hits such as It Wasn't Me and In The Summertime. The two-time Grammy-winning artist was also bestowed with the Jamaican Order of Distinction. He was part of the U.S. Marine Corps during Operation Desert Storm.

 3 
Questlove
(Musician)
Questlove
10
Birthdate: January 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
 4 
Grandmaster Flash
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Birthdate: January 1, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Barbados, British West Indies [now Barbados]
 5 
Afrika Bambaataa
(DJ, Rapper, Producer)
Afrika Bambaataa
3
Birthdate: April 17, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
 6 
Flying Lotus
(Record Producer)
Flying Lotus
5
Birthdate: October 7, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
 7 
Syd
(Singer-songwriter)
Syd
7
Birthdate: April 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
 8 
DJ Quik
(Rapper)
DJ Quik
5
Birthdate: January 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Compton, California, USA
 9 
Zaytoven
(Record producer)
Zaytoven
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Birthdate: January 12, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
 10 
DJ Kool Herc
(Disc jockey and Rapper)
DJ Kool Herc
1
Birthdate: April 16, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
 11 
No I.D.
(Disc jockey)
No I.D.
5
Birthdate: June 23, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
 12 
Kurtis Blow
(Rapper)
Kurtis Blow
5
Birthdate: August 9, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Frankie Knuckles
4
Birthdate: January 18, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: March 31, 2014
 14 
Willy William
(French DJ, Record Producer and Singer Famous for His French Hit 'Ego' and His Latin Hit 'MI Gente')
Willy William
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Birthdate: April 14, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Fréjus, France
French-Mauritian artist Willy William has made a name for himself in dance music both as a solo artist and as part of the group Collectif Métissé. His chart-topping collaborations include DJ Assad’s Li Tourner and J Balvin’s Mi Gente. He has also rocked the European charts with his solo Ego.
 15 
Funkmaster Flex
(Disc jockey, Rapper)
Funkmaster Flex
2
Birthdate: August 5, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, New York, United States
 16 
Fred the Godson
4
Birthdate: February 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: April 23, 2020
 17 
Grandmaster Caz
(Disc jockey, Rapper)
Grandmaster Caz
2
Birthdate: April 18, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
 18 
Carnage
(Disc jockey and Record producer)
Carnage
1
Birthdate: January 3, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Guatemala City, Guatemala
 19 
Telfar Clemens
(Founder of TELFAR)
Telfar Clemens
1
Birthdate: 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
 20 
Koffee
(Rapper)
Koffee
5
Birthdate: February 16, 2000
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Spanish Town, Jamaica

Koffee is a Jamaican singer, songwriter, deejay, rapper, and guitarist. She is best known for her 2019 extended play Rapture, which earned her the prestigious Grammy Award, making her the only woman and youngest person to receive the award under the Best Reggae Album category.

 21 
DJ Arafat
(DJ, Singer)
DJ Arafat
1
Birthdate: January 26, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Yopougon, Ivory Coast
Died: August 12, 2019
 22 
Roni Size
(DJ and record producer)
Roni Size
1
Birthdate: October 29, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bristol, England
 23 
CoCo Brown
(Rapper)
CoCo Brown
3
Birthdate: September 16, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, United States
 24 
Chuckie
(Surinamese DJ and Producer Known for Collaborating with 'LMFAO' and 'Afrojack')
Chuckie
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Birthdate: June 25, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paramaribo, Suriname

Chuckie is a Dutch DJ who performs regularly in Holland and abroad. One of the best-known DJs from the Netherlands, Chuckie has done remixes for popular artistes like David Guetta, Enrique Iglesias, and La Rouge. He has also released several successful albums and singles.

 25 
DJ Fresh
(DJ, Television producer)
DJ Fresh
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Birthdate: September 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Botswana
 26 
Mike Huckaby
(Musician)
Mike Huckaby
3
Birthdate: January 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: April 24, 2020
 27 
Pierra Makena
(Actress, Dj)
Pierra Makena
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Birthdate: April 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Meru, Kenya
 28 
Val Jeanty
(Musical artist)
Val Jeanty
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Birthdate: 1974 AD
Birthplace: Haiti
 29 
Jerome Sydenham
(Known for establishing a pan-African electro direction within the house and techno genres)
Jerome Sydenham
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Birthdate: 1967 AD
Birthplace: Ibadan, Nigeria
 30 
DJ Puffy
(Disc jockey)
DJ Puffy
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Birthdate: November 20, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Barbados