DJ Uncle Al
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|DJ Uncle Al|
|Birth name||Albert Leroy Moss|
|Also known as||Uncle Al|
|Born||August 14, 1969|
|Origin||Miami, Florida, U.S.|
|Died||September 10, 2001(aged 32)|
|Genres||Southern Rap, Miami Bass Hip hop|
|Occupation(s)||DJ and Rapper|
Moss was known for his trend setting and innovative abilities in music producing and broadcasting as well as his philosophy of "peace in the hood" and non-violence in the community. He was shot and killed on September 10, 2001, only one day before the September 11 attacks.
Moss was born in Miami and graduated from Miami Northwestern High School. In Miami, he gained his experience and popularity over the course of several years. The Not-for-Profit Foundation was named in recognition of his life’s works, promotion of non-violence and constant willingness to help others in the business.
DJ Uncle Al "Peace in the Hood" Festival
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- Dro (11 September 2011). "DJ Uncle Al – Ten Years Later". The 305. Complex Media. Retrieved 19 May 2012.
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- "Peace in Da Hood". Festivals.com. Festival Media Corporation. Retrieved 20 May 2012.
- Victor Barrenechea. "The DJ Uncle Al "Peace in the Hood" Festival" (News article). Biscayne Boulevard Times. Biscayne Boulevard Times. Retrieved 19 May 2012.[permanent dead link]
- "4th Annual DJ Uncle Al "Peace in the Hood" Festival" (Press release). PeaceInDaHood.org. August 18, 2005. Archived from the original on 2006-10-11. Retrieved 2006-11-14.
- The List of Murdered Deejays, Hosts, and Radio Personalities, article identifying murdered DJs and radio hosts, including DJ Uncle Al
- You Coulda Called Him Al, article exploring the Miami pirate radio dispute which was allegedly the catalyst for DJ Uncle Al's murder