(CNN)DJ D-Nice seems determined to make sure we jam our way through this crisis.

The celebrity DJ/producer/rapper has been spinning records on his Instagram Live for a virtual party that has been attracting thousands of viewers — including some of his famous friends.

Stars including supermodel Naomi Campbell, actor Donnie Wahlberg and dozens of other celebs have been hopping on to enjoy the tunes.

Thanks to Instagram Live’s split feature, which allows other people to appear on the feed, followers have enjoyed “guest appearances” by the likes of singer John Legend and rappers Common and Big Daddy Kane, among others.

On Wednesday the DJ posted “3pm PST we are going live! Tell your friends!” on his verified Instagram account.

What followed was a nine-hour dance party he dubbed “Home School.”

The following day he posted “I can’t believe that I started the Home School social distancing dance party just four days ago and it’s become a place for us to virtually dance together and stay connected.”

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I can’t believe that I started the Home School social distancing dance party just four days ago and it’s become a place for us to virtually dance together and stay connected. From my kitchen, I’m able to send positive vibrations to each of you. Thank you for rocking with me. Thank you to all of the artists that popped in to show love. Al B. Sure, Andre Harrell, Angie Martinez, Anthony Hamilton, Beverly Bond, Bevy Smith, Big Daddy Kane, Bink, Black Thought, Bun B, Chris Spencer, Common, Damien Hall, Dave Chappelle, Deborah Cox, Debra Lee, DJ Camilo, DJ Cassidy, DJ Clark Kent, DJ Goldfinger, DJ Tony Touch, Donald Faison, Dres, Dule Hill, Erick Sermon, Estelle, Fab 5 Freddy, Fat Joe, Ghostface, Grand Puba, Jairobi White, Jazmyn Simon, Jermaine Dupri, Jill Scott, Jim Jones, Joe Budden, John Legend, Jonathan Mannion, Kardinal Official, Kenny Burns, Kenny Smith, Kevin Liles, Lee Daniels, Lena Waithe, Lennox Lewis, Letoya Luckett, LL Cool J, Louise Hazel, Mary J. Blige, Maseo, MC Lyte, Michael Ealy, Michael Rapaport, Michelle Wolf, Naomi Campbell, Nile Rodgers, Omar Dorsey, Oneal McKnight, Posdonus, Royale Watkins, Russell Simmons, Sophia Chang, Spice Adams, Spinderella, Stretch Armstrong, Swin Cash, Tank, Tasha Smith, Teddy Riley, Tobe Nwigwe, Zab Judah, and more. Class resumes today at 2pm pst. Please tell your friends. #BrandNice #dnicehomeschool

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“From my kitchen, I’m able to send positive vibrations to each of you,” Nice wrote. “Thank you for rocking with me.”

Beloved in the music community since the 1980s when, as a teen he was a member of the pioneer Bronx hip-hop crew BDP, he also found fame as one of the producers of the anti-violence anthem “Self Destruction.”

By Saturday evening more than 20,000 people had hopped on the Instagram Live at the same time to groove together.

There were so many African American celebrities present and commenting that one person jokingly quipped in the comments, “Where are the Obamas?”

Nice served as the DJ for the after party at the final musical event the Obamas hosted at the White House in 2016.

source: cnn.com

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