Roc Raida
Roc Raida

Birth name

Anthony Williams

Also known as

Grandmaster Roc Raida


17 May 1972


New York City, New York, U.S.


19 September 2009 (aged 37)


Hip hop, turntablism


DJ, turntablist, producer

Years active



Asphodel, Loud/Columbia/SME, Ipecac, Epic, Fat Beats

Associated acts

Busta Rhymes, Hard 2 Obtain, Knobody, MF Grimm, O.C., Rob Swift, Showbiz and A.G., The X-Ecutioners

Anthony Williams (17 May 1972 - 19 September 2009), better known by his stage name Roc Raida, was an American hip hop DJ, turntablist and producer. He was a member of the legendary turntablism group The X-Ecutioners.

He joined the group known as the X-Men in the late 1980s, but due to copyright reasons the group changed their name to The X-Ecutioners. The group released three studio albums: 1997's X-Pressions, 2002's Built from Scratch and 2004's Revolutions. In addition to his work with the X-Ecutioners, Roc Raida released albums as a solo artist, with his most famous being 2005's Rock Phenomenon, a mash-up album he released with DJ Vlad that blended rock songs with hip hop songs. He also produced songs for artists including Ill Al Skratch, Showbiz & A.G., the Jungle Brothers, Mad Skillz, Smif-n-Wessun, and Big Pun. Roc Raida was the tour DJ for Busta Rhymes and MF Grimm.

He won the 1995 DMC World DJ Championships, and was inducted into the DMC Hall of Fame four years later. Roc Raida also appears in the 2001 documentary film Scratch.


Main article: Roc Raida discography

Studio albumsEdit

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