Keith Shocklee aka Wizard K Jee is an American DJ and music producer. He'll be the first to ask you not to label him 'just' a HIP HOP. "I was spinning records, diggin in crates, and throwing the best parties on Long Island before Hip Hop was even given that name." His humble beginnings from this community youth center to Spectrum City DJ's on Long Island to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Keith Shocklee began living the DJ Lifestyle by using self-engineered, makeshift mixers and speakers from Rock n' Roll equipment such as Peavey electronics. He is an original member of Public Enemy's super production group, The Bomb Squad (with Chuck D). As a member of the Bomb Squad, Rolling Stone named Shocklee "one of the greatest producers in hip-hop" for the innovative albums "It Takes A Nation OfMillions To Hold Us Back" and "Fear Of A Black Planet". He has since gone on to work recording artists: LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Janet Jackson, Paula Abdul, Bel Biv Devoe, Sinéad O'Connor and many other big-name acts.

He co-produced the singles "BRING THE NOISE" and "FIGHT THE POWER" which were included on Rolling Stone's list of the "500 Greatest Songs of all time". In April 2013, Keith Shocklee was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, alongside his childhood friends, Chuck D and Flavor Flav.

And though he has written and produced multi-platinum selling artists, songs, and albums, Keith Shocklee stays true to his roots in DJ culture, by Djing parties across the globe, and keeping the traditions of DJ culture alive in the ears of many.

Keith Shocklee is highly respected in the DJ world, and often shares his wisdom with the next generation of music producer and DJ. Keith Shocklee mentors, and produce young music artists and DJ's and keep creativity at its highest. He develops and produces weekly radio shows on

Rap Station.

In addition to producing work with life-time friend and co-producer, Chuck D, Shocklee has teamed up with a young, enormously talented producer, DJ Journey, whom together form the DJ Duo: Spectrum City. Again...Keith Shocklee in his DJ lifestyle at its roots. 

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