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DJ Subroc
DJ Subroc

Birth name

Dingilizwe Dumile

Born

3 August 1973
London, England

Origin

Long Island, New York, United States

Died

23 April 1993 (aged 19)
Long Island, New York, United States

Genre

Hip hop

Occupation(s)

DJ, record producer, rapper

Years active

1989-1993

Label

Elektra

Associated acts

KMD, MF DOOM

Dingilizwe Dumile (3 August 1973 - 23 April 1993), better known by his stage name DJ Subroc, was an English-born American DJ, record producer, rapper and member of KMD. Subroc formed KMD with his older brother Zev Love X, and released the album Mr. Hood in 1991. Although production was credited to the group, Subroc served as its sole producer with the exception of two tracks.

Death Edit

While working on the group's second album, Black Bastards, Subroc was hit by a car while attempting to cross the Long Island Expressway on 23 April 1993. Soon after, KMD was dropped from Elektra Records, bringing production and the release of the album to a halt. Subroc's death had a profound effect on his brother, who disappeared from the hip hop scene for four years before reemerging under the stage name MF DOOM. 

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