Real Name: Derrick Jones
D.O.B: June 19, 1970 Bronx, NY

D-nice entered the Boogie Down Productions as a back-up DJ for Scott La Rock who discovered D prior to the group’s second album By All Means Necessary. The first work D was noted for was the charity all-star single "Self Destruction" that raised over $400,000 for the Stop the Violence Movement.

D-Nice left BDP in 1990 to start a solo career after the Edutainment album. His début album was Call Me D-Nice, released that same year on Jive Records, featured a pair of Billboard rap-chart hits in "Call Me D-Nice" which reached number one and "Crumbs off the Table" at 17th. D left the political commentary to KRS, with the exception of "Glory" which reported on the black man's role in the Civil War. The less-successful "To tha Rescue" followed the next year. In semi-retirement from recording he worked on occasional production projects for LeShaun, Nuttin' Nyce, and Hi-Five.


  • 1990 Call Me D-Nice
  • 1991 To Tha Rescu