DJ Subroc

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DJ Subroc
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Background information
Birth name Dingilizwe Dumile
Also known as DJ SubRoc
The Hip Hop Hendrix
The Grand Wizard
Born August 3, 1973
London, England
Origin Long Island, New York
Died April 23, 1993 (aged 19)
Long Island, New York
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) DJ, rapper, producer
Years active 1988–1993
Labels Elektra (1990–1993)
Associated acts KMD, MF Doom, Monsta Island Czars

DJ Subroc (August 3, 1973 – April 23, 1993) was an English-born American hip hop artist and a member of KMD and Constipated Monkey.


Dumile's first group, KMD was formed by him and his brother Zev Love X (MF Doom), along with Jade 1, who would later be known as Rodan, but who was eventually replaced by Onyx the Birthstone Kid. Their first release was the LP Mr. Hood, on Elektra Records, in 1991. Although production is either credited to KMD or to Stimulated Dummies, he produced everything under the name KMD, due to the fact that he was underage at the release of the album.

Subroc did further production for artists like 3rd Bass, MF Grimm, Megalon (aka Tommy Gunn, Kurious Jorge, and Zev Love X, who would later be known as MF Doom).[clarification needed]


DJ Subroc died April 23, 1993 after being hit by a car while attempting to cross the Long Island Expressway. His death brought production of the KMD album Black Bastards to a halt and marked the end of KMD, although Black Bastards was later released. A few of what people believe to be MF DOOM productions are actually those of the late DJ Subroc, instrumentals like "Peach Extract", "Hands Of Doom", "Rainblood" (Pt.1 & 2), "Hoe Cakes"[citation needed], and "Scientific Civilization". The MF DOOM track "Kon Karne" is dedicated to DJ Subroc. The track "Leave Ya' with This" from the album A Constipated Monkey, by Kurious, is dedicated to DJ Subroc.

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