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DJ Ready D

 

DJ Ready D is a South African hip hop DJ and turntablist best known as the DJ for breakthrough hip hop group Prophets of the City in the 1990′s.

He won the South African DMC Championship four times and also won the DJ of the Decade award. Various publications rated DJ Ready D amongst the top 30 hip hop DJs in the world. Best known as the DJ for (POC) Prophets of the City, DJ Ready D toured Europe extensively with POC for a period of six years and performed alongside groups like Public Enemy, Fugees, Ice T, Spearhead, James Brown, Rob Swift, Steve D, Will Smith, Black Eyed Peas, DJ Spinna, Jazzy Jeff, etc.

Apart from performing in clubs, DJ Ready D took the art of hip hop DJing into many areas where it was unknown, including big music events around South Africa such as the Ice Festival, Synergy, Camel Experience, Oppikoppi and the KKNK Festival (a week-long tour into rural and underprivileged areas where most of the community do not have electricity), Woodstock Festival, Alex Groll International Inline Skating Championships, Redbull Downhill Extreme Champs, Grahamstown Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival and various trade and expo shows.

DJ Ready D played at the Presidential Inauguration of Nelson Mandela and the Quincy Jones Montreux Jazz festival in Switzerland. DJ Ready D also appeared alongside POC in the movie Dangerous Ground, starring Ice Cube and Liz Hurley.

DJ Ready D was also Master of Ceremonies, DJ and producer of the group Brasse Vannie Kaap and also reviews DJ equipment and writes DJ advice for music magazines.

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