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(2001-09-10) (aged 32)
Genres Southern Rap, Miami Bass Hip hop
Occupation(s) DJ and Rapper
Years active 1991–2001

"DJ Uncle Al" (August 14, 1969 – September 10, 2001), born Albert Moss in Miami, Florida, was an American DJ.[1]

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.[2] He was shot and killed on September 10, 2001, only one day before the September 11 attacks.[3][4]


Moss was born in Miami[5] 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[edit]

The DJ Uncle Al "Peace in the Hood" festival is an annual festival that is held in the Liberty City area of Miami in honor of Moss.[6] It promotes his philosophy of "peace in the hood."[7]


  1. ^ "DJ Uncle Al, Biography". All Music. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  2. ^ David "Dro" Rosario (13 October 2010). "Nine Years After DJ Uncle Al's Death, Miami's Hip-Hop Scene Remembers the Legend" (Article). Miami New Times. Miami New Times, LLC. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Dro (11 September 2011). "DJ Uncle Al – Ten Years Later". The 305. Complex Media. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Gunshot Wounds Kill Dj Uncle Al". Sun Sentinel. Sun Sentinel Articles. 11 September 2001. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "DJ Uncle Al". Discogs. Discogs™. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "Peace in Da Hood". Festival Media Corporation. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  7. ^ 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]

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