About

Dummy is an unlikely name for a mastermind, but don’t be fooled by the name. This Battle, Club and renowned Concert DJ who adds Musical Director and Producer to his resume hails from Brooklyn, New York. Growing up, the DJ influence was always around, watching and listening to both his father and brother DJ. This early exposure sparked his love of music, and by the tender age of 7 he had his hands on the turntables.

By the early 90s, DJ Dummy’s stellar performances jump-started his career, and began to establish his name within the industry. People couldn’t help but to take notice, when the then 14-year old DJing genius, held his own on the stage of the Supermen DJ Battle (1991). During his DJ battling days, this original member of the infamous Tape Kingz, went on to win the New York Regional DMC Battle (’98) and also came 2nd and 3rd at the American DMC Battle (98) and the Zulu Nation Battle (’96), respectively.

DJ Dummy is very much an enigma to most people, but his success within the battle circuit made an immense impression within the hip-hop community and proved he was a talent to be reckoned with. Because of his battle roots, Dummy not only has an uncanny ability to excite a crowd of any size, but has an innate understanding of the actual skill of DJing. That expertise, which only a few DJs possess, has allowed him to move the art of djing to an all encompassing performance; pulling names like Rihanna and J.Cole to bill him as an act on their tours.

His talents have attracted many of hip-hop’s premier artists, throughout the years; he has worked closely on creating stage shows and/or DJing concerts all over the world, for the likes of J Cole, Queen Latifah, Common, Talib Kweli, Kanye West, Music Soulchild, Mos Def, De La Soul, A+, DMX, Onyx, Smoothe The Hustler, going all the way back to Group Home.

DJ Dummy’s almost 20 year career has seen him electrify numerous clubs, tour internationally and entertained clients such as Prince, LeBron James and Venus Williams. It has seen him DJ in the smallest clubs in Brooklyn, to performing at the White House for President Obama. He has formed unbreakable professional relationships with many iconic artists in the industry and he’s been a part of historic moments in Hip-Hop. And this is only the beginning of DJ Dummy’s legacy, so it’s safe to say, you can certainly learn a lot from a dummy.

Worked with the following Artists

J Cole 2010 – Present (Musical Director), Common 1999 – Present (Musical Director), Queen Latifah 2011 – Present, Karriem Riggins 2009 – 2010,Talib Kweli 2002 – 2007, De La Soul 2005, Kanye West 2004, Musiq Soulchild 2004, Mos Def 2001, A+ 1999, DMX 1998 – 1999, ONYX 1998 – 1999, Das EFX 1998, All City 1998, Trigga Tha Gambler 1996 – 1998, Smoothe Da Hustler 1996 – 1998, Group Home 1995 – 1996

Highlight Events

T in The Park, Scotland (2012)
Dreamville Grammy Pre Party, LA (2012)
J Cole Side Line Tour, Opening Act (2011-2012)
Wireless Festival, UK (2011, 2012)
Rihanna Loud Tour , Opening Act (2011)
President Obama & Poets at The White House (DC) 2011
Super Ball Players Association Party (Indianapolis) 2011
Lollapalooza, Chicago (2009, 2012)
Rock The Bells (2006 – present)
Dave Chappelle’s Block Party (NYC)
The Europe XXL Festival (Paris)
3rd Annual GM All-Car Showdown (LA)
Red Bull’s Mix n’ Mash Fashion Show (Miami)
Lebron James Party – Nike Store Cleveland
2005 NBA All-Star Weekend – Lotus Denver
1998 NBA All-Star Weekend– Paladium Vancouver
Diddy‘s God Life Experience Super Bowl Party, Tampa

Discography

She Knows – J Cole “Born Sinner” Album (2013)  
Fine China (Remix) – Chris Brown and Common Feat. DJ Dummy
and 9th Wonder (2013)
The Real Part 2 – Kobi Onyame (2013)
Don’t Say Goodnight – Raheem DeVaughn (2007)
Right Now – Kim Hill (Formerly of Black-Eyed Peas) (2005)
Food – Common Feat. Kayne West & DJ Dummy “BE” Album (2005)
Chi City – Common Feat. DJ A-Trak & DJ Dummy “BE” Album (2005)
Do You Really Want It – Product G&B (2005)
“Blood of a Champion” Movie Score – DJ Dummy (2004)
Circulating – G-Knight (2004)
Club Hater – Diabolic featuring Smooth Da Hustler Max Payne 2: The Fall of Big Mike (2002)
Miss That (Remix) – Najuah Feat. Colocus (2002)
Street Music (DJ Enuff “The Streets” (Unsigned Artist’s) – Colocus (2002)
Promise – Jazz of Dru Hill
Sunshine After the Rain – Dru Hill
Money – Jaz-O of The Originators
Doing Me – Charisse Rose (Changing Faces)

Hightlight Television Appearances

Radio One Big Weekend (2013)
Jimmy Fallon (2013)
Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012
The Conan O’Brien Show
The Chris Rock Show (HBO) 2006
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (2011)
Soul Train (2001)
106 & Park (BET) (2005, 2011)
DJ Mix Summit (MTV2)
Hard Rock Live (MTV)
BET Award Pre-Show (2005)
BBC 1Xtra Live (UK) (2011)
David Letterman (2012)
Jimmy Fallon (2012)
The Chappelle Show

DJ Battle Accolades

1998 New York Regional DMC Battle Winner
1998 American DMC Battle – 3rd Place
1996 Zulu Nation Battle – 2nd Place

Sponsorship Affiliates

Shure Needles, Beats by Dre, Red Bull, L-R-G CLothing, Native Instruments, Luke Clothing