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DJ Hollywood

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DJ Hollywood
Birth nameAnthony Holloway
Born (1954-12-10) December 10, 1954 (age 69)
Harlem, New York, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)Disc jockey, MC
Years active1971–present

DJ Hollywood (born Anthony Holloway; December 10, 1954) is an American MC and disc jockey.[1]


In 1978 and 1979, DJ Hollywood was the first DJ to bring turntables and a mixer to perform at the Apollo Theater.[2] Before long, club owners in the South Bronx hired Hollywood to play at a club called Club 371.[2]

Most of DJ Hollywood’s body of musical work was live, not recorded, although he did release a single "Shock Shock The House" in 1980 on CBS Records. Until the mid-1980s, Hollywood was one of the top DJs. He retired from the business and struggled with drug addiction. He has since returned to performing in the New York City area, appearing with Tha Veteranz which reunited him with his former partner Lovebug Starski.[3]


  1. ^ Mark Skillz (November 19, 2014). "DJ Hollywood: The Original King of New York". Medium. Retrieved October 12, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Colin Larkin, ed. (1998). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Dance Music (First ed.). Virgin Books. p. 88. ISBN 0-7535-0252-6.
  3. ^ "DJ Hollywood | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved June 22, 2021.

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