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Alicia Keys Makes DJ Debut at New York City’s Yotel Hotel

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Alicia Keys is going by a new name these days — Mrs. DJ AK47. The Grammy award-winning singer, pianist and actress made her debut as a DJ at New York City’s Yotel on Oct. 29, trying her hand on the ones and twos. Keys took over for her husband Swizz Beatz to spin a quick set and was joined by him and Busta Rhymes at various intervals.

Keys took to her Twitter account on Wednesday (Nov. 9) to post a video of the occasion and to give a holler to her DJ alter ego saying, “Big shout to my girl @MrsDJAK47.”

In the clip, she kicks off her set with Black Moon‘s 1994 track ‘I Got Cha Opin.’ Keys wore a fitted cap and military inspired jacket decorated with pulsing lights as she switched to Gangstarr‘s ‘DWYCK’ then ‘T.R.O.Y. (They Reminisce Over You)’ by Pete Rock and CL Smooth, among other throwback hits.

“I learned how to DJ at 9:45[PM] tonight,” AK47 said with a grin.

In related news, ‘The Songs in A Minor’ songstress recently hosted her annual Black Ball benefit concert in New York for children in India and Africa who are affected by HIV and AIDS. The concert, which took place at Hammerstein Ballroom, raised $3 million dollars for the cause according to Firstpost. Musical performers of the night included Usher,, Norah Jones, Jay Sean and Richie Sambora.

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