|Net Worth:||$2 Million|
|Birthday:||Jun 19, 1970|
|Age:||52 years old|
|Birthplace:||United States of America|
|Occupation:||DJ, Rapper, Producer, Photographer|
|Last Updated:||August, 2022|
D-Nice as of 2022 has an estimated net worth of 2 million dollars. Although he is mainly recognized as a Dj and rapper, he has a few streams of income that make achieving his net worth possible.
How Did D-Nice Become Rich?
Derrick Jones, also known as D-Nice, was born in Harlem, New York. He later moved to the Bronx. He was born in the year 1970 on June 17th. He is currently 52 years old. Information about his parents is scant as he rarely speaks of them. D-Nice has stated that his grandmother was his primary guardian growing up.
As a child, D-Nice was interested in music and knew he wanted to pursue a career in it. At age 15 he met Scott La Rock. After some time had passed he formed a music group called ‘Boogie Down Production’ in collaboration with KRS-one. This group was formed in 1986 and D-Nice was soon known as the prodigy producer within the group. D-Nice rose in popularity when he created the song ‘Self Destruction’. This song was specifically made for the ‘Stop The Violence Movement’. Later on, in 1990 D-Nice struck a deal with Jive Records where he made and released his first studio album. He titled the album ‘Call Me D-Nice’. The album made a debut on Billboard Top Pop Albums as number 75. It also peaked at number 12 on Billboard Top Black Album charts. In 1991 he then released another studio album called ‘To Tha Rescue’. This studio album appeared on Top Pop Albums at number 137. The album had features on it from Naughty By Nature, KRS-one and Too short.
Although his albums were gaining attraction and popularity D-Nice left Jive Records over stylistic differences that could not be reconciled. He chose not to make or release any new music at that time. In the late 90’s he then branched off from music to try his luck in web development. Shortly after in 2000 he had his own company.
During this time, he also found work as a photographer. His idol when it came to photography was Gordon Parks. He discovered him going to ‘Great Day In Hip Hop’ which was an event at the time that was hosted by XXL Magazine. Regarding his photography career, D-Nice was responsible for shooting cover albums for artists like Carl Thomas, Kenny Lattimore, and Pharoahe Monch. D-Nice worked with the famous hip hop icon Biggie Smalls on a video called ‘One More Chance’. He has had the opportunity to form business relationships with widely known brands like ‘America’s Next Top Model’ where he was featured as a photographer. D-Nice has been seen on tour in South Africa with Mary J Blige. Along with his photography career, he managed to multitask dj-ing as well.
In 2008 D-Nice married Malinda Williams. Unfortunately, the couple did not last long as they separated after a year and then filed for a divorce the following year. In 2020 D-Nice gained popularity for hosting an event called ‘Homeschool’ at what he called Club Quarantine. This was not an actual club as he hosted live on Instagram but he did it to help other social butterflies to cope during the COVID-19 pandemic. His Instagram lives had extreme popularity and even gained the attention of large celebrities like Rihanna, Bernie Sanders, Michelle Obama and Joe Biden. D-Nice has opened shows for Billy Joel and Joe Biden as a cameraman.
Thanks to his consistent and top-quality work, D-Nice has been signed by Hennessy as a brand Dj. He was also recognized as a Dj for Barack Obama and as a result, he was afforded the pleasure of spinning the 2012 Inaugural ball. He made many appearances as a Dj at places like Times Square, The Apollo’s Theatre Annual Spring Gala. He has once shared a set with Stevie wonder.
In his career, D-Nice has won awards like ‘Webby Artist Of The Year Award’. He won this recently in 2020 in the category of special achievement. He also earned an honoree ‘Shine A Light Award’ at the BET Awards ceremony in 2020. He won an ‘Entertainer Of the Year Award’ from the NAACP Image award ceremony. Just back in June 2021, he was awarded a ‘Voice Of Culture Award’. He has earned the award for being a light and inspiration during the pandemic with his Instagram lives.
What Is D-Nice Net Worth?
D-Nice’s net worth mainly comes from the money he makes being a DJ and rapper. He also has a creative writing company that produces income. He also made his money from his albums and beatboxing ventures. Photography and production also contribute to his net worth. D-Nice also owns a comfortable, modern home and a truck.
His total net worth is estimated to be about 2 million USD.
How D-Nice Spends His Money?
D-Nice spends his money on investments and has a lot of diverse ventures that are not known. He has invested in his creative service company and his DJ equipment. He also has bought a Ford F-150 truck. He invests in his photography equipment as well to make sure he always has top-rated work to ensure his spot among some of the best photographers. D-Nice also spends money on traveling as being a DJ requires him to travel all over the world to different parties and gatherings. He often spends money on things that will benefit him in the long run but occasionally splurges.
- D-Nice is currently not married. He has two children by the names of Dylan Coleman Jones and Ashli Lyric Jones.
- He was responsible for discovering Kid Rock. He found him back in the 1980s and played a crucial role in getting him signed to his then-record label Jive Records. Kid Rock has gone on to have a successful career and name for himself.
- He has DJ’d at the White House. D-Nice was one of the only people to ever DJ at the White House. He performed for the Obama administration. It was their second to last party.