Comedian. Television host. Movie Star. Top-rated syndicated Radio Personality. Father of 6. For over 20 years. Rickey Smiley is one of the most beloved performers in American media, earning a reputation for delivering boundless laughter on-air, on-stage, and on-screen. Every morning, millions of Americans in nearly 60 cities listen to Rickey Smiley and his 6 outrageous cast members on “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.” His interviews with major celebrities, social political awareness and trademark prank phone calls have made Smiley one of the most listened to radio personalities in history.
Rickey Smiley’s down home southern humor, opting to use insight rather than vulgarity to get laughs, is at the core of his success. His audiences are treated to such original characters as “Mrs. Bernice Jenkins”, “Lil’ Darrl,” “Joe Willie” and “Beauford.” Smiley is known for his clean comedic style and his reputation to sell out venues across the country. To movie audiences, Smiley is best known for “All About The Benjamins” and “Friday After Next”. He’s recorded 8 best-selling CDs including iTunes #1 Best Selling Comedy Album, “Rickey Smiley- Prank Calls Number 6”. On television, he”s hosted BET’s “Open Casket Sharp” and “Comic View”, appeared on “Showtime At The Apollo,” “Uptown Comedy Club”, HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam” and “Snaps”.
Smiley graduated from Alabama State University, became KBFB’s (Dallas) morning show personality in 2004, and soon moved his show to WHTA Atlanta before being syndicated across the country. When not performing, Smiley is the ultimate devoted father, single-handedly raising 6 kids, the subject of a soon to be released parenting book. QUOTE: “Success is when preparation meets opportunity”
Darryl Lynn “D. L.” Hughley (born March 6, 1963) is an American actor, political commentator, radio host and stand-up comedian. D.L. Hughley is best known as the original host of BET’s ComicView from 1992-1993, the eponymous character on the ABC/UPN sitcom The Hughleys and performed in The Original Kings of Comedy. Additionally, he has been the host of CNN’s D. L. Hughley Breaks the News, a correspondent for The Jay Leno Show on NBC, and a local radio personality and interviewer in New York City. In early 2013, D.L. Hughley landed in 9th place on Dancing with the Stars.
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About DJ Jay Ski
DJ Jay-Ski fell in love with Hip-Hop in the early 80’s. He went from growing up on Van Halen and Led Zeppelin and playing guitar, to trading that in for breakdancing and eventually two turntables. After messing around with an early record that he purchased (“Jam Master Jay” by Run-Dmc), he fell in love with the way it sounded to scratch “Jayyyyy” on his father’s stereo. After risking the record condition as well as his dad’s needle, Jay was eventually given a set of beginner turntables as a gift. From that point on, there was no looking back. After practicing day in and day out, and eventually buying a set of the standard Technic’s 1200 turntables, Jay-Ski entered a local DJ battle that consisted of about 25 DJ’s. He made it to the second week, and remained on the stage all night as he defeated all competitors in his path. This landed him a local radio guest spot as a prize, which then led to a gig on a major radio station in 1992 doing a weekly hiphop show. One year after that he also entered the “Battle for World Supremacy” in New York City. He made it to the second round and was defeated in the semifinals. However the experience gained him notoriety and also the confidence to go in front of any crowd.
The success of his first radio show eventually landed Jay-Ski a full time radio job in Washington D.C. with Radio-One at WKYS in 1995. And then the company purchased a radio station in Philadelphia in 1997, and Jay has been back “home” ever since. Currently, in 2017, DJ Jay-Ski can be heard on 100.3 WRNB.
DJ Jay-Ski, aside from radio, has also graced the stages of huge venues and clubs across the U.S.A. From 2005-2007, Jay-Ski was the official tour DJ for the “New Jazz Philosophy” tour which featured artists such as Busta Rhymes, The Roots, Common, Talib Kweli, Mya, The Pharcyde, EPMD, Mobb Deep, and more. In 2016, Jay-Ski officially became a “Reloop Artist”, fully endorsing incredible DJ equipment from Reloop, the groundbreaking company out of Germany.
Jay is also no stranger to TV as he was the DJ for the “One World HipHop Championship”, which had 3 episodes that aired on MTV2, hosted by his long time friend and Philadelphia Hip-Hop Legend Parry P, and has also been featured on BET’s “Rap City” in its prime years. DJ Jay-Ski is also a member of two of the greatest DJ crews on the planet, the Senate DJ’s as well as the Skratch Makaniks, collectively showing people the art of “Turntablism” as well as the art of rocking a party…the RIGHT way.