DJ Jazzy Joyce

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DJ Jazzy Joyce
Birth nameJoyce Spencer
Born (1967-06-20) June 20, 1967 (age 53)
OriginThe Bronx, New York, U.S.
GenresHip hop, R&B
Occupation(s)DJ, producer
InstrumentsTurntable, Sampler
Years active1983-present
LabelsProfile
Associated actsSweet Tee, Zulu Nation
Websitewww.djjazzyjoyce.us

DJ Jazzy Joyce (born Joyce Spencer on June 20, 1967) is an American hip hop DJ from the Bronx, New York[1][2] and producer on New York City's radio station Hot 97. She has been considered one of the most prominent female rap DJs, known for her collaboration with rapper Sweet Tee on the 1986 single "It's My Beat".[1][2] Joyce has performed in many areas across the United States and has also made a name for her mixtapes. She started off as a protege of DJ Whiz Kid before deejaying for artists such as the Bad Girls and Shelly Thunder.[1] She began deejaying for the group Digable Planets in 1994[1] and was featured on "9th Wonder (Blakitolism)", the first single from "Blowout Comb", the second album from Grammy winning rap group Digable Planets. Not only were her DJ cuts prominent on the hook and the outro, but Joyce also exchanged several ad libbed lines at the end of the song's third verse with group member Ladybug Mecca and she was acknowledged by name throughout the track, although she is referred to as Sweet Lime Pie, a name she used as an online persona, rather than by her own name. DJ Jazzy Joyce went on to tour with Digable Planets following the release of the Blowout Comb album in 1994.[1]

She was a contestant on the first season of DJ reality show, "Master of the Mix", which aired on two cable networks: BET and Centric. Joyce also performed on Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam on HBO.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f Stancell, Steven (1996). Rap Whoz Who: The World of Rap Music, Performers, Producers & Promoters. New York: Schrimer Books. p. 72. ISBN 0028645200.
  2. ^ a b DJ Jazzy Joyce at allmusic.com

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