DJ Jazzy Joyce


Oral History Information

DJ Jazzy Joyce, born in the Bronx, grew up in the era that ushered in the Hip Hop movement of dance, culture and music beginning in local parks.  Joyce developed her style with her strong techniques and engaging energy.  In 1986 she teamed with Sweet Tee for the hit recording of “It’s My Beat” and later with Digable Planets for “The 9th Wonder.”  She is one of the few women (if not the only) who battled in the legendary New Music Seminar DJ battles, going up against the likes of champions like DJ Cash Money!