|This biographical article relies on references to primary sources. (April 2011)|
Vladimir Lyubovny, better known as DJ Vlad, is a disc-jockey and executive vice president at Loud.com, part of the SRC/Universal family. He is also CEO of VladTV.com - a video website that many refer to as 'The TMZ of Hip-Hop'.
In 2000, Vlad closed down Gigastaff and turned his attention to music. He moved to New York and helped create one of the best known mixtapes of all time - Rap Phenomenon along with DJ Dirty Harry. The Rap Phenomenon mixtapes won awards from Rolling Stone, MTV and XXL magazine.
Vlad then turned his attention towards film. He directed on the American Gangster TV Series, as well as the internationally distributed documentary film 'Ghostride the Whip'. DJ Vlad also produced and hosted Russell Simmons' & Stan Lathan's 'Hip-Hop on Demand' - a nationally syndicated, on-demand Hip-Hop lifestyle channel on Comcast.
Shortly after launching the channel, DJ Vlad was allegedly assaulted by rapper Rick Ross' Entourage after VladTV covered a story on the rapper's former career as a corrections officer. Vlad filed a $4 million lawsuit that is currently in NY Federal Court. On April 15th, 2010, a New York Federal Jury awarded DJ Vlad $300,000 in his civil suit.
In May 2010, DJ Vlad appeared on the Boondocks cartoon.