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DJ Official

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Birth name  Nelson J. Chu
Name  DJ Official
Labels  Reach
Record label  Reach Records
Years active  1999–present
Genres  Christian hip hop
Occupation(s)  Singer, songwriter
Role  Musician

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Born  September 16, 1976 (age 39) Bronx, New York (1976-09-16)
Origin  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Instruments  vocals, singer-songwriter
Albums  Entermission, 13 Letters, The Compilation Album, I Didn't Invent The Remix, Gravity: The Remix EP
Similar People  Sho Baraka, Tedashii, Phanatik, Flame, K‑Drama

Music group  116 Clique (Since 2005)

Nelson J. Chu (September 16, 1976 – August 14, 2016), known professionally as DJ Official, was an American Christian hip hop musician. He was a member of the Christian hip hop collective 116 Clique.


Early life

DJ Official was born Nelson J. Chu, in The Bronx, on September 16, 1976. He lived in Brooklyn during his childhood and later in Amityville, Long Island.

Personal life

DJ Official was married to Teresa Chu (née, Belvisi), and together they had two daughters, Isabella and Sophia. They resided together in Lancaster, OH. He had a long-term battle with several health problems, until Chu died of complications following a double lung transplant on August 14, 2016.

Music career

DJ Official was a mentee of Hip hop artist Cipha Sounds in the mid-1990s, when both got out of high school. He was a member in the Christian hip hop collective 116 Clique. He released Entermission on December 29, 2009. It allowed him to crack the Billboard charts with his first album. Cross Rhythms rated the album a nine out of ten, and Rapzilla said "With Entermission DJ Official did much more than cement his legacy as a producer."

DJ Official was also a part of American-based Christian Hip Hop rap group The Cross Movement and collaborated with many other Cross Movement Records artist such as, Da TRUTH and Flame to name a few. He served (Cross Movement) faithfully as their DJ for 8 years in the mid 1990s into early 2000s and has been a long time friend thereafter.


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