The 50 Most Influential DJs

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  • Pete Rock
  • DJ Spinderella
  • DJ Khaled
  • Ali Shaheed Muhammad
  • DJ Jazzy Jeff
  • Marley Marl
  • DJ Drama
  • DJ Clue
  • DJ Screw
  • Grand Wizzard Theodore
  • DJ Premier
  • Kid Capri
  • Kool DJ Red Alert
  • Jam Master Jay
  • Funkmaster Flex
  • Afrika Bambaataa
  • 0111 music dj kool herc
  • Grandmaster Flash
  • Jam Master Jay
  • 081712 music 50 djs DJ Babu
  • A-Trak
  • DJ Kay-Slay
  • DJ Whoo Kid
  • DJ Rob Swift
  • DJ Kool
  • DJ Scratch
  • DJ Cash Money
  • Mixmaster Mike
  • Roc Raida
  • DJ Qbert
  • Diplo
  • Beverly Bond
  • DJ Enuff
  • Terminator X
  • Mark Ronson
  • DJ Jazzy Joyce
  • DJ Green Lantern
  • 082012 music 50 most influential DJs DJ Jubilee
  • DJ Tim Westwood
  • DJ Ron G
  • 073012 music topic dj am
  • DJ Yella
  • Eric B
  • DJ Greg Street
  • DJ King Tech
  • DJ Stretch Armstrong
  • DJ Julio G
  • DJ Tony Touch
  • Mister Cee
  • DJ Michael "5000" Watts
  • The Awesome Two

16. DJ Khaled

The inspiration for this comprehensive list, DJ Khaled has become one of hip hop's most influential taste-makers in the new millennium. As a force on Miami's WEDR, Khaled has played an irreplaceable role on his city's airwaves, giving Rick Ross, Trina, Ace Hood and other local artists an early boost. As producer, personality and recording artist, Khaled helped craft hits including "I'm on One" and Kanye's "Cold." In 2009, he was named president of Def Jam South.

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