DJ D-Nice Talks Fatherhood, Disney’s Magic Bake-Off, Music & More

DJ D-Nice sat down with me to talk about his fatherhood journey. He shares the values he is looking to instill into his daughters as they grow up. Next we discuss his appearance with his youngest daughter, Dylan on Disney’s Magic Bake-Off. After that we chat about what inspired him to get into music and the influence that Boogie Down Productions has in the music world. Lastly, we finish the interview with the Fatherhood Quick Five. 

About DJ D-Nice 

Before Derrick Jones was a modern day renaissance man, he was the youngest member of pioneering Hip-hop crew Boogie Down Productions, lead by the legendary KRS-One. Though it was 1987 when a teenage D-Nice put his first record atop a turntable (EPMD’s “It’s My Thing”), he would mainly serve as BDP’s prodigy producer before embarking on his very own solo rap career. In 1990, he would finally birth a classic of his own––the pulse and gospel of the debut single “Call Me D-Nice” is unforgettable. Now DJ D-Nice has been making people move and groove to the beat. More importantly he is best job of all is father. He has two daughters and loves to be part of their lives every day. DJ D-Nice wants to make sure that he is always there for his daughters. Follow D-Nice on Instagram at @dnice. 

Disney’s Magic Bake-Off

Make sure you tune into The “Frozen” themed episode of Disney’s Magic Bake-Off, featuring DJ D-Nice and his daughter Dylan. It premieres Friday, September 24th at 8pm ET/PT on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW. The first seven episodes of the series will be available to stream on Disney+, Wednesday, Sept. 29. Competition can be intense. Each episode features a “Magic Bake Break” tied to the theme of the show. Led by co-hosts Issac Ryan Brown and Dara Reneé, along with Disneyland Resort pastry chef Gracie Gomez, the break gives the kid bakers an opportunity to dance and relax a bit in the midst of the fast-moving competition. DJ D-Nice provide the music to help the bakers “Let it Go,” dance and have fun!

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About The Art of Fatherhood Podcast 

The Art of Fatherhood Podcast follows the journey of fatherhood. Your host, Art Eddy talks with fantastic dads from all around the world where they share their thoughts on fatherhood. In addition, you get a unique perspective on fatherhood. You hear from guests like Joe Montana, Kevin Smith, Danny Trejo, Jerry Rice, Jeff Foxworthy, Patrick Warburton, Jeff Kinney, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Kyle Busch, Dennis Quaid, Dwight Freeney and many more.

4 thoughts on “DJ D-Nice Talks Fatherhood, Disney’s Magic Bake-Off, Music & More”

  1. Such an awesome interview! It’s wonderful hearing Dads talk about their experiences in fatherhood. Dnice relationship with his daughters is very uplifting. What a wonderful example of a Dad!

  2. This was a great conversation, I really enjoyed it. You can just feel the love and joy that he gets from being a father. It’s so awesome to see the relationship that he has with his daughters. D-Nice is an amazing dad, and person in general!


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