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DJ Kid Capri
|Birth name||David Anthony Love Jr.|
|Born||February 7, 1967|
The Bronx, New York, United States
|Occupation(s)||DJ, rapper, producer|
|Labels||Cold Chillin'/Warner Bros. Records|
Track Masters/Columbia/SME Records
|Associated acts||Big L, Jay-Z, DJ AM, Nas, KRS-One, Warren G, Big Pun, The Lox, Snoop Dogg, Foxy Brown, Kendrick Lamar|
In the 1970s, Kid Capri began to attend block parties, starting his DJ career at age of eight. His stage name was taken from a girl he used to date who was eventually "murdered by accident." During class one day, she had said to him, "Kid Capri sounds like a good name for a DJ," and he later took her suggestion. He eventually garnered widespread attention at Studio 54 and began selling his sets with his partner at the time, Starchild.
Kid Capri deejayed for seven seasons of Def Comedy Jam. He produced tracks for Boogie Down Productions, Heavy D, Big L and Grand Puba. He eventually released an LP on Warner Brothers Records titled The Tape in 1991. He appeared in the film Who's the Man? in 1993. In 1997, Kid Capri signed with the Track Masters' Columbia Records-distributed label after he appeared on the 1997 Puff Daddy and the Family World Tour. He subsequently released Soundtrack to the Streets in 1998.
Kid Capri was involved in his own record label, No Kid'n Records. He was featured on the itshiphop.tv show The Breakdown, in which he talked about his current and future projects, his views on Japan's hip hop scene, and the origin of his stage name. On July 29, 2007, Kid Capri made an appearance during Rock the Bells 2007 as Rakim's DJ. Kid Capri also made an appearance as Rakim's DJ during the Rock the Bells 2008 show on July 19, 2008, in Tinley Park, Illinois.
Kid was featured as lead judge on Smirnoff's Master of the Mix, the BET reality TV competition in search of the nation's best DJ. In March 2012, Kid was commissioned to remix "Masterpiece", an exclusive track featured on the special Smirnoff Nightlife Edition of Madonna's album, MDNA. He joined her for the album release party in Miami as a part of Winter Music Conference, and the album was released on March 26, 2012. Kid was also featured on Kendrick Lamar's song "ELEMENT." in which he has vocal parts in the intro and closing.
- "Crossover" (1992 off EPMD's Business Never Personal)
- "DWYCK" (1992 off GangStarr's Hard to Earn)
- "Put It On" (1995 off Big L's Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous)
- "We Celebrate" (2007 off Ghostface Killah's The Big Doe Rehab)
Cameos and roles in film
- Colin Larkin, ed. (2000). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Nineties Music (First ed.). Virgin Books. p. 216. ISBN 0-7535-0427-8.
- Ego Trip (1999). "Race". Ego Trip's Book of Rap Lists. St. Martin's Press. p. 274. ISBN 0-312-24298-0.
Kid Capri (African-American/Italian)
- Kid Capri. "Kid Capri", [BOMB Magazine], Spring 1991. Retrieved April 15, 2012.
- "Kid Capri, Just Blaze Remix Madonna's MDNA Album For Smirnoff". Hip-Hop Wired. April 9, 2012. Retrieved November 27, 2012.
- "Kendrick Lamar – ELEMENT". Genius.co. Retrieved December 10, 2019m.