DJ Jubilee

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DJ Jubilee
Birth nameJerome Temple
OriginNew Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
GenresBounce music
Years active1991–present
LabelsTake Fo' Records

Jerome Temple, professionally known as DJ Jubilee, is an American rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana.


Temple grew up in the St. Thomas Housing Development in New Orleans.[1] He graduated from Grambling State University and is a football coach and a special education teacher.[2]

Music career[edit]

DJ Jubilee, also known as “The King of Bounce” began DJing at house parties and block parties in the 1980s. He achieved significant recognition for his 1993 cassette single Do The Jubilee All.[3] This song contains the first recorded use of the word 'twerk'.[4]

DJ Jubilee's 1998 album Take It To the St. Thomas debuted at #61 on Billboard’s Top R&B albums chart for the week of May 9, 1998.[1]

In November 2013, DJ Jubilee headlined the first bounce show to be performed at New Orleans' Preservation Hall with the Big Easy Bounce Band.[5][6]

The 2000 504 Boyz hit single "Wobble Wobble" was inspired by a DJ Jubilee lyric.[7]

Legal issues[edit]

Take Fo' Records unsuccessfully sued Cash Money Records alleging that Juvenile's "Back That Azz Up" infringed the copyright of DJ Jubilee's "Back That A$$ Up".[8]


  • Do The Jubilee All (1993)[9]
  • Stop Pause (1993)[3]
  • DJ Jubilee & the Cartoon Crew (1993)[3]
  • 20 Years In The Jets (1996)[3]
  • Get Ready, Ready! (1997)[3]
  • Take It To The St. Thomas (1998)[3]
  • Bouncin All Over The World (1999)[3]
  • Do Yo Thang Girl! (2000)[3]
  • Walk With It (2004)[3]


  1. ^ a b Cortello, Karen (June 1, 1998). "DJ Jubilee". OffBeat Magazine. Retrieved December 9, 2013.
  2. ^ Hannusch, Jeff (September 1, 2000). "DJ Jubilee". OffBeat Magazine. Retrieved December 11, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i Brightwell, Eric. "DJ Jubilee - Biography". Amoeba Music. Retrieved December 9, 2013.
  4. ^ Journet, Brandon (September 4, 2013). "Was DJ Jubilee The First Person To Ever Say 'Twerk' In 1993?". Retrieved December 9, 2013.
  5. ^ Rawls, Alex (November 22, 2013). "New Orleans hip-hop goes to Preservation Hall with 'acoustic bounce' show". The New Orleans Advocate. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved December 9, 2013.
  6. ^ Fensterstock, Alison (November 24, 2013). "DJ Jubilee had Preservation Hall backing that thing up, right into the history books". The New Orleans Times-Picayune. Retrieved December 9, 2013.
  7. ^ Neil Strauss, "A Trendsetter On Rap's Fringe", The New York Times, May 28, 2000.
  8. ^ Positive Black Talk, Inc. v. Cash Money Records, Inc., 394 F.3d 357 (5th Cir. December 17, 2004).
  9. ^ "Meet the twerking-class deejay who jump-started the N.O. Dance trend".

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