Rocking the 1s & 2s: Our Favorite Celebs Turned DJs

Celebrities know how to keep the party going, in more ways than one. From Solange to Erykah Badu and MC Lyte, here are the celebrities that have turned their ear for music into successful DJ careers.

Dominique Hobdy Jul, 20, 2015

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Just when we didn't think Erykah Badu could get any cooler, she went and started Dj'ing on us. Going by the name of DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown, we're sure she keeps the party live.

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Solange has this cool-girl thing down. She's a fashion maven, an entrepreneur and an established DJ. With big gigs like the the Oscars' Governors Ball under her belt, an invite to one of her DJ sets sounds like a hot ticket.

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DJ Biz Markie has got what partygoers need and he's not just making the music with his mouth anymore. Biz is our favorite rapper/beatboxer turned DJ and he's been rocking the party for years now.

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His name is D-Nice and you may remember him from his 1990 hit "Call Me D-Nice." Although we haven't heard him rap in a while you can still catch D-Nice dropping funky tracks on the 1s and 2s.

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Q-Tip has been responsible for plenty of hits over the years from "Bonita Applebum" to "Vivrant Thing," so it's no surprise that he's still rocking crowds via his turntables.

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MC Lyte gave it to hip-hop fans straight when she hit the scene in the late 80s. Fast forward 20-plus years and she's still "Lyte as a rock," DJ'ing memorable moments like Michael Jackson's 50th birthday and Jay Leno's farewell party.

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Jermaine Dupri cranked out the hits in the 90s, introducing so many of us to the South's hottest acts. He had a hand in everyone's career from Mariah Carey to Lil Bow Wow and now he has his hands tied up on the turntables, still cranking out the hits that are "so so def."

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Hey, Mr. DJ! Idris Elba is many things, an actor, a performer and a well-known DJ. In between film gigs, you can find the sexy star on the 1's and 2's, performing as DJ Driis.