D&D Studios

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D&D Studios is a hip hop recording studio located in New York City, New York on the west side of 37th street, artists that recorded music at the studios are Foxy Brown, The Notorious B.I.G., Nas, Jay-Z, Jeru The Damaja, KRS-ONE, Big L, Joe Budden, and Black Moon, among others.


Founded by Douglas Grama and David Lotwin, D&D Records, which originated at the studios during the 1990s, released albums by Afu-Ra and The D&D All Stars. Other acts on the label included QNC and Mama Mystique. The recording studio managers were David "Carpi" Carpenter and Paul Twumasi.

In 2003, one of the most famous D&D studios producers, Gang Starr's DJ Premier bought D&D from its owners and renamed it HeadQCourterz in honor to his friend Kenneth "HeadQCourterz" Walker who was murdered in 2002.[1] Dj Premier has a satellite radio show every Friday night on sirius/xm radio where he plays his hip hop music.


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