DJ Lord

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DJ Lord
DJ Lord 2014.jpg
DJ Lord performing with Public Enemy in 2014
Background information
Birth nameLord Aswod
Also known asDJ Lord, Mista Lord
Born (1975-03-11) March 11, 1975 (age 44)
Savannah, Georgia
United States
GenresHip hop, Dubstep, Drum and bass, Electro, House
Occupation(s)DJ, Turntablism
Years active1998–present
Associated actsPublic Enemy, Confrontation Camp, Prophets of Rage

DJ Lord (born Lord Aswod on March 11, 1975 in Savannah, Georgia, United States), is an American DJ and turntablist.[1] In 1999, DJ Lord joined the hip hop group Public Enemy on its 40th World Tour [2] replacing Terminator X.[3] Soon after, DJ Lord had his own performance segment within the Public Enemy show. While hip hop has been at the foundation of his career, he also works in the drum and bass arena. His career and the art of turntablism is documented in the DVD, DJ Lord - The Turntablist Chronicles, released in 2004.[4]

In addition to working with Public Enemy, DJ Lord tours solo as well as with Flavor Flav in his solo effort as well as with art exhibition Arts, Beats + Lyrics.[5] He has also performed with rock band Confrontation Camp and TrillBass. In December 2014 he released his first solo album with 2MP (2 Much Posse) entitled “Eat The Rat” on Spit Digital.

DJ Lord is also a member of Prophets of Rage.

DJ Lord performed with Cypress Hill on their West Coast High Tour in Portland, Oregon in March 2019, and also performed a solo DJ set there before the other Cypress Hill members came to the stage.

Battle career highlights[edit]

  • 2004 – DMC U.S. Finalist
  • 2004 – DMC Cincinnati Regional Heat Champion
  • 2004 – Numark/Guitar Center Southeast Champion
  • 2004 – KoolMixx Atlanta Battle Champion
  • 2003 – KoolMixx Atlanta Battle Champion
  • 2003 – Breaklanta 3 Battle Champion
  • 2002 – Breaklanta 1 Battle Champion
  • 2002 – Pioneer/Promo Only CDJ1000 CD Turntable Champion
  • 2001 – DMC U.S. Finalist
  • 2001 – DMC Phoenix Arizona Regional Champion
  • 2001 – Guitar Center/Stanton Southeast Battle Champion
  • 2000 – Guitar Center/Vestax Southeast Battle Champion
  • 2000 – KoolMixx Atlanta Battle Champion [6]
2000, Hamburg/Germany with PE


  1. ^ Will I Am (June 6, 2002). “DJ Lord of the battle”. inthemix.
  2. ^ “Mr.Lord - Public Enemy Spinner & Hip Hop King...”. DM Kicks Back. December 12, 2008.
  3. ^ Mark Kemp (September 13, 2010). “Public Enemy, Broken Social Scene Lead Hopscotch Fest”. Rolling Stone.
  4. ^ DJ Lord: The Turntablist Chronicles. "DJ Lord: The Turntablist Chronicles: DJ Lord: Movies & TV". Retrieved 2012-08-02.
  5. ^ "Gentleman Jack Art Beats + Lyrics". Retrieved 2013-07-24.
  6. ^ "DJ Lord Biography". Retrieved 2012-08-02.

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