DJ Muggs

LOS ANGELES – APR 18: Lawrence Muggerud at the Cypress Hill Star Ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA, photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: Lorenzo Cavassi

Place of Birth: Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 28, 1968

Ethnicity: Italian

DJ Muggs is an American DJ, audio engineer, and record producer. He is a member of hip hop group Cypress Hill, along with Eric Bobo, Sen Dog, and B-Real. He is also known as Muggs and The Black Goat.

His mother, Mary Ann (Foglio), was born in Naples, Campania, Italy, and came to the U.S. with her family after WWII. Muggs’ legal name was changed to Lawrence Muggerud after his mother remarried to Dallas Muggerud, who was of Norwegian descent. Many sources state that Muggs is also of Cuban ancestry, but this has not been verified.

His family moved to Bell Gardens, Los Angeles, when he was fourteen years old.

He has one child.

DJ Muggs’ maternal grandfather was named Dominick Foglio. Dominick was born in Naples.

DJ Muggs’ maternal grandmother was Francesca/Frances Cavassi (the daughter of John Cavassi and Christine Muzzillo). Francesca was born in Naples.


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1 Response

  1. andrew says:

    *Italian (mother)

    He actually does not mention his father:

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