Famous Black DJs

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 1 
Shaggy
(Musician)

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.

 2 
DJ Yella
(Rapper)

DJ Yella
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Birthdate: December 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 3 
Questlove
(Musician)

Questlove
10
Birthdate: January 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

 4 

Grandmaster Flash
5
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 
Syd
(Singer-songwriter)

Syd
5
Birthdate: April 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

 7 
Zaytoven
(Record producer)

Zaytoven
7
Birthdate: January 12, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
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 8 
Flying Lotus
(Record Producer)

Flying Lotus
5
Birthdate: October 7, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

 9 
DJ Quik
(Rapper)

DJ Quik
5
Birthdate: January 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Compton, California, USA

 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 
Funkmaster Flex
(Disc jockey, Rapper)

Funkmaster Flex
2
Birthdate: August 5, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, New York, United States

 15 

Fred the Godson
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Birthdate: February 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: April 23, 2020

 16 
Grandmaster Caz
(Disc jockey, Rapper)

Grandmaster Caz
2
Birthdate: April 18, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States

 17 
Telfar Clemens
(Founder of TELFAR)

Telfar Clemens
1
Birthdate: April 18, 1960, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States

 18 
DJ Arafat
(DJ, Singer)

DJ Arafat
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Birthdate: January 26, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Yopougon, Ivory Coast
Died: August 12, 2019

 19 
Carnage
(Disc jockey and Record producer)

Carnage
1
Birthdate: January 3, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Guatemala City, Guatemala

 20 
Koffee
(Rapper)

Koffee
3
Birthdate: February 16, 2000
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Spanish Town, Jamaica

 21 
Roni Size
(DJ and record producer)

Roni Size
1
Birthdate: October 29, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bristol, England

 22 
DJ Fresh
(DJ, Television producer)

DJ Fresh
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Birthdate: September 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Botswana

 23 
Mike Huckaby
(Musician)

Mike Huckaby
3
Birthdate: January 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: April 24, 2020

 24 
DJ Puffy
(Disc jockey)

DJ Puffy
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Birthdate: November 20, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Barbados

 25 
Pierra Makena
(Actress, Dj)

Pierra Makena
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Birthdate: April 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Meru, Kenya

 26 
CoCo Brown
(Rapper)

CoCo Brown
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Birthdate: September 16, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, United States

 27 
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

 28 
Val Jeanty
(Musical artist)

Val Jeanty
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Birthdate: 1974 AD
Birthplace: Haiti