D-Nice (born Derrick Jones on June 19, 1971) is the stage name of discjockey, beatboxer, rapper, producer and photographer who began his career in the mid-1980s with the hip hop group Boogie Down Productions.
D-Nice The MC
D-Nice – They Call Me D-Nice
D-Nice – 25 Ta Life
My favorite D-Nice track featuring Treach of Naughty By Nature.Off The To Tha Rescue Album (1991)
I have to say Derrick Jones aka D-nice is a real renaissance man.From ripping up tracks back in the day like the ones featured above to getting people on the dance floor from DJing.Then factor in his phenomenal photography and countless other ventures and their you have a man with a true legacy to leave after his journey here comes to a close.I was always a fan as a kid of D-Nice the mc.And then seeing him DJ a handful of times over the last few years made me a fan of him as a DJ.He really does a good job of record selection in my opinion.But I must say that being a fan of his DJing and mc-ing lacks hardcore in my admiration for him as a photographer.I was aware that he was a photographer for awhile now and have seen a few shots here and their over the years.Then the other tonight I ran across a slew of them.I probably spent a good hour or so looking in awe at different photos.I’m a huge fan of Gordon Parks and I see a lot of the same talent for making great photos in D.His photography is amazing.Long story short from the way he captures his subjects whether its a multi-million dollar selling artist,a random yuppie in Starbucks,or a building.The photographs open your eyes beyond your brains blockades and illuminates it with emotion.