DJ Enuff

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DJ Enuff
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Background information
Birth name Ephrem Lopez
Origin Brooklyn, New York, United States
Genres Hip hop, R&B
Occupation(s) DJ
Record producer
A&R
Instruments Turntables, sampler
Years active 1991 - present
Labels Def Jam
Associated acts The Heavy Hitters DJs, The Notorious B.I.G, Kanye West
Website www.thatsenuff.com

DJ Enuff (born Ephram Lopez) is a DJ and radio personality from the United States. He mixes on-air for New York's number one Hip Hop radio station HOT 97 (www.hot97.com) on weekdays from 3pm to 7pm. He is best known as The Notorious B.I.G's official road DJ and also helped break acts like 50 Cent and Kanye West.

Early career[edit]

DJ Enuff was raised in Brooklyn, New York. Knowing early on that he wanted to be a DJ, he started doing local house parties and clubs where he caught the ear of DJ Red Alert who in turn asked him to fill in for him on 98.7 KISS FM. Enuff became part of the KISS FM family from 1993 to 1994 and got his own show on Monday and Wednesday nights from 10pm to midnight with Supernat. The show ran for about a year until the station was bought by Emmis Communications in 1994 and changed formats.[1]

The Notorious B.I.G[edit]

During his time at KISS FM, Enuff decided to return to deejaying local parties, and it was during this time that an up-and-coming rapper from Brooklyn named The Notorious B.I.G aka Biggie Smalls heard about him. Enuff was asked by Puff Daddy aka Diddy to become Biggie's road DJ.[2] Touring with the Notorious BIG was an especially memorable experience for DJ Enuff. After B.I.G's death, Enuff took a break from music and hip hop, returning a short while later.

HOT 97[edit]

DJ Enuff was spinning for Queen Pen when Pen got DJ Enuff onstage at the HOT 97 Summer Jam 1998 concert. Programming Director of HOT 97 at the time, Tracey Cloherty, invited Enuff to be on the station and he accepted. Officially hired on August 24, 1998, Enuff commanded the 8am "Traffic Jam" on "The Ed Lover Morning Show" and "The Star and Buckwild Morning Show" from 1998 to 2000. He also had his own show called "The Midnight Run" on Saturday nights from 12am to 4am. "The Midnight Run" was on air for about two years. In 2000 DJ Enuff joined "The Angie Martinez Show" and both have been on air together since. DJ Enuff mixes during Angie's show from 4pm to 6pm. His show is called "The Rush Hour". At the end of 2009, his show was extended an additional 60 minutes, now running from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.[3]

Heavy Hitter DJ's[edit]

Enuff became a part of The Flip Squad All-Star DJs, eight of New York City's most respected DJs: Funkmaster Flex, Biz Markie, "BounceMasta" Doo Wop, Big Kap, DJ Enuff, Mister Cee, Frankie Cutlass, DJ Riz, Cipha Sounds and Mark Ronson. Their self-titled debut LP was released on MCA in late 1998.[4] They disbanded around this time however; Funkmaster Flex started his own crew called the Big Dawg Pitbulls, while DJ Enuff created his own crew, named the Heavy Hitters.[5] DJ Enuff initiated the DJ crew in called the Heavy Hitters.[6] The mission of the Heavy Hitters is to unite DJ’s across the country and abroad, helping to launch careers from DJ’s to artists and spread the versatility of music. Today there are over 30 members nationwide from New York to Los Angeles. These DJ’s are proficient in all genres and can be found on TV, radio and online.[7][8]

This Is HOT 97[edit]

DJ Enuff will be starring in a reality Show produced by Mona Scott-Young on Vh1 airing on March 31, 2014 called "This Is HOT 97".The series will follow the lives of the air staffers and employees who work at Rhythmic Top 40 outlet WQHT/New York City, using a combination of their real life personas mixed in with unscripted and improvised comedic elements.

Television Appearances[edit]

Enuff also got involved in television, becoming part of 106 & Park from 2003 to 2005 alongside then hosts Free and AJ. He mixed live during the show and hosting duties during "Freestyle Fridays," and he also mixed during major network events like the BET Awards and Spring Blin. In 2009 Enuff was able to reprise his role as B.I.G's DJ in the film Notorious.[9]

Recognition[edit]

DJ Enuff was also asked to be featured in the New York Post for the re-creation of the Art Kane classic portrait, “A Great Day in Harlem.” Shot on May 22, 2004, influential Nuyoricans from across the country came together for “A Great Day in Spanish Harlem” portrait.[10]

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