Legendary DJ Kid Capri is Cancer Free after Year-Long Secret Battle – BlackDoctor.org – Where Wellness & Culture Connect

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You probably remember DJ Kid Capri as the loud, energetic, and talented DJ that always used to introduce himself as the “Kiiiiiiiiiiiid Capri!” He’s been Def Comedy Jam’s resident DJ, toured with some of hip-hop’s biggest names in history and has survived the ever-changing game of hip-hop music. But even though that’s enough to celebrate, the Grammy award-winning DJ took to his Instagram page with a photo of himself in a hospital room to share the even greater news: He’s cancer free.

He writes that while he was celebrating Hip Hop 50 he was battling cancer all year round. Kid Capri said that he never said anything publicly about his battle that required him to have multiple surgeries.

“God is great! 3 days ago, I found out that I’m cancer free! Been dealing with it all year while I was doing everything I was doing for hip hop 50,” he began. “I had 2 surgeries and never said anything publicly about what I was going through, I’m not an attention whore, so I didn’t want to say anything, so that it didn’t look like i wanted pity.”

He continued, “But now that it’s over, I figure I let my fans and friends know, I’m very happy, this year I did a lot, but come 2024, I’m getting even crazier than I did in 2023!! Thank you God! #kidcapri #partyking #therealLOVE #happynewyear #happyholidays.”

The DJ and producer continues to be globally known as an originator, innovator, and pioneer of DJ culture. Kid Capri won a Grammy for producing a song on Jay-Z’s album, Hard Knock Life. Then in 2017, Kid Capri narrated Kendrick Lamar’s entire DAMN album., the only hip hop album to ever win a Pulitzer Prize.

Kid Capri was also the first DJ to perform on major networks like BET and VH1. He starred in the popular HBO series, Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam. In 2017, he returned for the Netflix Def Comedy Jam’s 25th Anniversary Special. Kid has produced tracks for artists such as Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z, Madonna, Heavy D, and 50 Cent. He has years of touring experience with legends like Jay-Z, Aaliyah, Salt-N-Pepa, Timbaland, and most recently RBRM. Kid won a Grammy for producing a song on Jay-Z’s album, Hard Knock Life. In 2017, Kid narrated Kendrick Lamar’s entire DAMN album.; the only hip hop album to ever win a Pulitzer Prize. Kid premiered his signature crowd hyping vocals at Jennifer Lopez’s Jennifer Lopez: All I Have Las Vegas residency, which lasted from 2016 to 2018, during the magical portion of her show dedicated to The Bronx.

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.[1] 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.

Born in Brooklyn, Kid spent most of his youth in the Bronx. His humble roots can be traced back to his parents’ home in the Bronx, where eight-year-old David Anthony Love would scratch records on his father’s old Zenith stereo system. As soon as he was old enough, he hit the pavement and caught a buzz hustling his DJ mixtapes on the streets and performing local gigs.

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The 2003 BET Awards Tribute to Jam Master Jay honored slain Run-DMC DJ member with an all-star mix-off, which included Kid Capri as host and DJ on the turntables. Twenty years later at the 2023 BET Awards, Kid Capri hosted and

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