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Alonzo Williams

Birth name

Alonzo Williams

Also known as

Lonzo, DJ Alonzo Williams

Origin

Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Genres

Hip hop, West Coast hip hop, Old school hip hop

Years active

1977-present

Alonzo "Lonzo" Williams is the undisputed Godfather of West Coast Hip-Hop with an entertainment career spanning over 40 years. As a DJ, record producer, and leader of the World Class Wreckin' Cru; Lonzo is also credited with launching the careers of some of the most notable names in hip-hop. His roster or protegees include N.W.A (Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, D.J. Yella, Eazy E.), Michel'le, DJ Battlecat, Rodney-O & Joe Cooley, The LA Dream Team, and Compton’s Most Wanted, just to name a few. A native of Compton, California (the epicenter of West Coast Hip Hop), Lonzo has always kept his hand on the pulse of urban entertainment. He first hit the South Los Angeles party scene in the early 1970s; working as a mobile DJ and event promoter under the name Disco Construction. He then went on to open Eve After Dark nightclub in 1979. The venue further cemented Lonzo as a driving force in the nightlife arena with high-profile musicians, celebrities and local DJ’s wanting to connect with the World Class Wreckin Cru. Over the next 10 years, Lonzo added Skate Land U.S.A., The Penthouse, DooTos, The Current Affair, and Club Hall of Fame to his extensive portfolio of entertainment venues. In 2017, he re-opened Eve After Dark to host signature club nights, community events and talent showcases. 

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