This weekend coronavirus quarantined many and moods were low. However, there were some rays of sunshine through the global armageddon vibes and hip hop lead the way.
Since last Tuesday, the former Boogie Down Productions musical savant D-Nice has blessed his Instagram followers with a live party – on the gram. Playing an uptempo medley of disco hits, soul, and popular hip hop, Homeschool: Club Quarantine is an instant hit.
Somebody needs to nominate @DJ_DNICE for a Nobel Peace Prize when this pandemic ends. He is doing the Lord’s work on Instagram Live right now.
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) March 22, 2020
The IG Live party went viral quickly and during Saturday’s session, more than 100,000 people watched D-Nice change into fly hats, sip wine and groove. The set was so epic that your favorite entertainers showed out en masse as well as the HBCU alumni all texted to make sure friends were tuned in.
Everybody who lives good music go to @dnice IG. He is spinning live on Instagram
— Sinbad (@sinbadbad) March 23, 2020
First off, D-Nice gave the world a nine-hour-plus set.
Yes, nine whole hours.
Broadcasted live from his kitchen counter in downtown L.A., with just a DJ console, laptop, speaker and a phone, the party is officially internationally started.
The guest list was as stacked as the playlist too. Former President and First Lady, Barack and Michelle Obama, Teddy Riley, Quincy Jones, Janet Jackson, Diddy, Halle Berry, Common, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and much more rocked out.
Best party of 1 and 100k I ever been to! Thanks @djdnice #ClubQuarantine
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) March 22, 2020
It was a much-needed break from the coronavirus hysteria that has seen grocery stores pillaged and children out of school. Just when you thought the weekend was going to be a downer, D-Nice came with the ultimate picker-upper.
D-Nice’s massive dance party was the #1 trending topic on Twitter and it was well-deserved. The rapper, producer, and more saved the world one spin at a time and we keep coming back for more. Catch D-Nice’s set daily at 5pm EST / 2pm PST to lighten your quarantine mood.
The Cardi Effect
Ever since she burst on the scene on reality show, Love & Hip Hop, Cardi B’s personality has led the way. Her shenanigans on Instagram are meme classics and coronavirus had her in rare air yet again.
Last Wednesday, Cardi B posted a 46-second video on Instagram talking about coronavirus and its turmoil effect on life and turned it into a musically playful viral sensation.
From her raspy “Coronavirus! Coronavirus!” to the bass-heavy melody place beneath its repetitive, “S*** is real! S*** is getting real!” flow, the viral song is extremely catchy. Brooklyn-based DJ, iMarkkeyz chopped up the clip and made the song titled simply, “Coronavirus.”
The tune even has its own unofficial music genre, “Pandemic Pop” and has entered the Billboard charts.
The song’s instant takeoff, first breaking into the pop charts internationally in Bulgaria and Brazil over the weekend, is now seen in the iTunes store’s top 10 in the United States. Both Cardi B and iMarkkeyz have pledged that proceeds from streams and downloads will go towards helping those affected by the disease.
They are using her in video memes as well.
With her wit always in tow, there is no stopping the unintentional successes of Cardi B.