DJ Uncle Al

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DJ Uncle Al
Birth nameAlbert Leroy Moss
Also known asUncle Al
BornAugust 14, 1969
DiedSeptember 10, 2001(2001-09-10) (aged 32)
Allapattah, Miami, Florida, U.S.
GenresSouthern Rap, Miami Bass Hip hop
Occupation(s)DJ and Rapper
InstrumentsTurntables
Years active1990–2001

Albert Moss (August 14, 1969 – September 10, 2001), better known by the stage name "DJ Uncle Al," was an American DJ based in Miami, Florida.[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.[3][4]

Biography[edit]

Moss 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.[5] It promotes his philosophy of "peace in the hood."[6]

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Peace in Da Hood". Festivals.com. Festival Media Corporation. Archived from the original on 24 October 2012. Retrieved 20 May 2012.
  6. ^ Victor Barrenechea. "The DJ Uncle Al "Peace in the Hood" Festival". Biscayne Boulevard Times. Biscayne Boulevard Times. Archived from the original (News article) on 20 July 2012. Retrieved 19 May 2012.

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