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DJ D-Nice Keeps IG Live With ‘Social Distancing Dance Party’



D-Nice DJ's 7 Hours During Quarantine

While some celebs are hosting quarantine concerts, DJ D-Nice is DJing. If you haven’t heard Nice is keeping the party going on Instagram Live. The legendary rapper and celebrity DJ, real name Derrick Jones, held a nine-hour concert on Instagram Live Wednesday from his Los Angeles condo to entertain fans during the quarantine.

Hoping to put his pandemic-weary audience into a dancing mood, D-Nice played a mix of hip hop and R&B classics but also made time for some smooth soul. The concert has since been dubbed “Homeschoolin’: Social Distancing Dance Party.”

And it’s been lit. From John Legend to Dave Chappelle celebs have also been logging on and requesting songs. He said he wanted to do the concert “out of love for y’all and getting through these times.”


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I can’t believe that I started the Home School social distancing dance party just four days ago and it’s become a place for us to virtually dance together and stay connected. From my kitchen, I’m able to send positive vibrations to each of you. Thank you for rocking with me. Thank you to all of the artists that popped in to show love. Al B. Sure, Andre Harrell, Angie Martinez, Anthony Hamilton, Beverly Bond, Bevy Smith, Big Daddy Kane, Bink, Black Thought, Bun B, Chris Spencer, Common, Damien Hall, Dave Chappelle, Deborah Cox, Debra Lee, DJ Camilo, DJ Cassidy, DJ Clark Kent, DJ Goldfinger, DJ Tony Touch, Donald Faison, Dres, Dule Hill, Erick Sermon, Estelle, Fab 5 Freddy, Fat Joe, Ghostface, Grand Puba, Jairobi White, Jazmyn Simon, Jermaine Dupri, Jill Scott, Jim Jones, Joe Budden, John Legend, Jonathan Mannion, Kardinal Official, Kenny Burns, Kenny Smith, Kevin Liles, Lee Daniels, Lena Waithe, Lennox Lewis, Letoya Luckett, LL Cool J, Louise Hazel, Mary J. Blige, Maseo, MC Lyte, Michael Ealy, Michael Rapaport, Michelle Wolf, Naomi Campbell, Nile Rodgers, Omar Dorsey, Oneal McKnight, Posdonus, Royale Watkins, Russell Simmons, Sophia Chang, Spice Adams, Spinderella, Stretch Armstrong, Swin Cash, Tank, Tasha Smith, Teddy Riley, Tobe Nwigwe, Zab Judah, and more. Class resumes today at 2pm pst. Please tell your friends. #BrandNice #dnicehomeschool

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Nice kept the party going on Thursday with a 7-hour set. On Friday Nice started Dj’ing at 3PM PST with some 3,000 people joining in.

If you’re not familiar, the legendary MC has been DJing for the last two decades. Nice has been Djing on stages as diverse as the Essence Festival to numerous brand parties. He also DJ’d the BET Networks x White House party where his dope beats and mixes brought everyone, including former President Barack Obama, to their feet.

Make sure you follow him on IG and get your party on.

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