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|Birth name||Anthony Holloway|
December 10, 1954 |
Harlem, New York
|Associated acts||Lovebug Starski|
DJ Hollywood (born December 10, 1954) is an American old school hip hop DJ and rapper. According to Kurtis Blow and Pete DJ Jones, Hollywood was the first rapper in the hip-hop style. His rhymes are from the top of the dome, he has never written anything down.[clarification needed] Some of his creations other rappers have been using for the last 30 years such as "throw ya hands in the air and wave 'em like you just don't care."
DJ Hollywood first came to prominence just as disco was becoming popular, and he soon became one of the most in-demand performers of the nascent hip hop culture. Most of his 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 then retired and fought 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.
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