DJ Hollywood

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I first made my name in Harlem because of a dance called the "Bus Stop"; I could "Bus Stop" and I could "Hustle". I was nasty at it. I wasn't Puerto Rican nasty at it - but I was good at it. I was making moves, looking good

DJ Hollywood, deephousepage.com, 8 November 2004

DJ Hollywood (born December 10, 1954) is an American old school hip hop DJ and rapper. According to Kurtis Blow, Hollywood was the first rapper in the hip hop style. His rhymes are from the top of the dome, he claims never to have written anything down. Other rappers have been using some of his creations for the last 30 years such as “throw ya hands in the air and wave ’em like you just don’t care.” DJ Hollywood first came to prominence just as disco was becoming popular, and he soon became one of the most in-demand performers of the nascent hip hop culture. Yet because of his location (Manhattan), the types of records that he spun, and the crowd he played to, DJ Hollywood remains an underrated figure in the development of hip hop (a term that he originally coined).