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In association with Universal Zulu Nation and the 40th Anniversary of Hip-Hop culture
The legendary Chuck Chillout began his illustrious career on 98.7 Kiss-FM in 1982. Chuck Chillout was one of the first D.J.s to become world renown include Run-DMC, LL Cool J, Salt-N-Pepa and Slick Rick. “Hip-hop was fun and energetic during this time. Hip-hop was just growing so there was a lot of creativity and great liver performances,” says Chuck about the hip-hop community in 1982. Chuck has been blazing new trails ever since, including becoming one of the first D.J.’s to play hip-hop music in Japan. Chuck’s affiliation with old and new school Hip-Hop and R&B has helped him land the title of one of today’s most sought after DJ’s. Most recently his participation in the Essence Music Festival & Cruise has escalated his career to new heights.
D.J. Hollywood’s career began in 1971. A native of Harlem, New York, he was one of the first dj’s to ever blend music with rhyme to help create what is now a billion dollar industry. His versatility is unsurpassed and he is known to be the foremost rhyme master on the microphone and treacherous on the wheels of steel, a phrase he coined, among others in the hip hop vernacular. He turned the world on its ear to the new art form that is now called Hip Hop when he was hired at Club 371 in the Bronx. D.J. Hollywood is a legend throughout the entertainment industry as well as locally as the ‘go to’ man whenever you want your party rocked and your affair to be memorable. D.J. Hollywood has brought joy to millions over the years and he isn’t through yet. He is truly in his words, “the best that ever did it who got away with it.”
This Bronx bred DJ known as The World Famous Brucie B has had a stellar career that spans over three decades. Over this time period, he has had the experience of working with the most influential personalities in hip hop and has played a vital role in laying the foundation for this multi-billion dollar culture known as hip hop. In the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, Brucie B played at countless landmark venues throughout NYC, but the venue most synonymous with his name is “THE ROOFTOP”. It was at this disco roller rink, Brucie B solidified his name in hip hop, with sets were so powerful, there was an instant demand for the live audio recordings. Today, Brucie B is still one the culture’s premier mixtape and club DJS.
David “Chief Rocker Busy Bee” Parker is the first solo MC and played himself in “Wild Style” a 1982 documentary about the Hip Hop scene. In 1981, Busy Bee and Kool Moe Dee made history with the first Battle in Hip Hop. “Old School” artists are seeing new life with the growth of the Hip-Hop industry and now the Chief Rocker is on tour luring
new fans to the culture. Busy Bee’s fellow legends include KRS-One, Red Alert, Funkmaster Flex, De La Soul, DJ Kool Herc, and Mellemel to name a few. Bee spends his time in the studio recording or on tour all over the world.
From Deejaying in the Skate Key on Allerton Avenue in the Bronx for more than a decade, to selling mix tapes locally and now mix CDs worldwide, to playing at the legendary Fever night club and making special appearances on Hot 97 with Funk Master Flex and touring with the late Big L, DJ La Luv got his first big break by being the official tour Deejay for Terror Squad and the late great Big Pun. Even though he is sought out for his old school mixes, he is definitely capable of providing you with the newest and hottest music in all genres. He’s been mixing music for over 20 years and is highly favored for company events, baby showers, birthday parties, community events and for a lot of couples, the most important day in their life, weddings. DJ La Luv will always be well known as the Bronx Finest because he not only motivates and masters parties, he gives it back annually to the children in his community by having a Back to School Jam. DJ La Luv is CEO of the 4TH Quarter Boyz Inc.
Mickey Bentson aka Mick Benzo owns and runs rap-oriented Pay Up Management. He was one of the founding members of the Zulu Nation, arguably the most important catalyst for hip hop. He has previously managed Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Everland and Big Punisher, and he now manages Ice-T and Fat Joe.