• Marisa Tigney

A DJ saved My Life...And 100k People That Night In A Club


DJ D Nice made a way for people to dance their night away during the rise of the pandemic.


Screenshot of D-Nice from my phone


It was March 2020.


Reality had set in with me as it was the day after I helped shut down the restaurant that I worked at, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It felt like a dream that all of this was happening. There were so many thoughts going through my head on what was next to how long was this all going to last. As night started to fall, I saw a familiar name that was going live on IG, and so I click on the image of his face icon, and let's just say, this wouldn't be my last time. A phenomenon was about to be born.


Derrick Jones, aka D-Nice, is not new to the scene of music & DJ. He's been around for years, since a group that he was 1/3 of called Boogie Down Productions, also known as 'BDP', with Scot LaRock and KRS-One. With hits like 'South Bronx' and 'The Bridge Is Over' from their album 'Criminal Minded' (entire album is FIRE!) in the late 80's. He went on to have a solo career with his album 'Call Me D-Nice', with a title track also by the same name,in 1990. D-Nice had always brought the good vibes of music in clubs and various events, such as the Inauguration ceremony for President Obama. But what he did was teach us some homeschool, through the beautiful lessons of music. All of us were students. We were all in for a night of our lives.


"LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WELCOME TO CLUB QUARANTINE! LET'S DANCE. GOOD VIBES ONLY, LET'S GO!"-D NICE

Dance? Indeed I did, and soon 'Club Quarantine' that night was jumping, rocking, swaying, and networking with 100k in the 'club' that night, it was incredible how 3.5 hours went by so fast! The photo you see above, is the the photo he wanted us to screen shot of the moment where 100k wanted to vibe out for the night. He played all different kinds of genres of music and soon the word spread on almost every social media platform for anyone to join the party. There were people like Michelle Obama, Common, Melba Moore, Donnie Wahlburg, and OPRAH! It didn't matter if you were a celebrity, politician, musician, artist, ordinary person like myself, EVERYONE, regardless of race, gender, background, was accepted into this club, and I gotta say, it was the best time I had in a long time.


MY HEARD TAKE:


GET ON IG WHEN D-NICE IS PLAYING, AND DANCE!!! THAT'S IT. THAT'S THE TAKE!






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