Carl Blaze

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DJ Carl Blaze
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Background information
Birth name Carlos Rivera
Born (1976-11-15)November 15, 1976
New York City, New York, United States
Origin New York City, New York
Died December 23, 2006(2006-12-23) (aged 30)
Harlem, New York, United States
Genres Hip hop, R&B
Occupation(s) DJ
Instruments Turntables
Website Carl Blaze on Myspace

DJ Carl Blaze (born Carlos Rivera; November 15, 1976 - December 23, 2006) was a well-known American DJ of Dominican descent on New York City's popular Hip-Hop and R&B radio station Power 105.1 for over three years. He hosted many parties and was a DJ for several clubs throughout New York City. Rivera was born in the Washington Heights section of New York City.


On December 7, 2006 Carl Blaze was the victim of a fatal shooting outside an apartment building near the Inwood section of Manhattan where he was said to have been shot 12 to 16 times at about 4:30 am. Sources say that a diamond chain was stolen from him at the scene. The chain was said to be worth roughly around $20,000-$25,000. He was taken to Harlem Hospital Center, where he died Saturday, December 23. No arrest has been made and the investigation into the shooting is ongoing.[1][2]


  1. ^ NYTimes retrieved 6th June 2010
  2. ^ Carlson, Jen (December 23, 2006). "DJ Carl Blaze Dies from Shooting". Gothamist. 

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