Also written as: D&D Recording, D&D Recordings, D&D Recording Studios, D.N.D, etc. D&D Studios is a primarily hip-hop recording studio located in New York City on the west side of 37th street, New York City, with artists such as The Notorious B.I.G., Nas, Jay-Z, Jeru The Damaja, KRS-ONE, and Black Moon counted amongst its patrons. The studio was founded by [a=Doug Grama] and [a=David Lotwin], and a label of the same name ([l=D&D Records]) was created from the studio in the 1990s. The recording studio managers were David "Carpi" Carpenter and Paul Twumasi. In 2003, one of the most famous D&D Studios producers, Gang Starr's [a=DJ Premier], bought D&D from its owners and renamed it HeadQCourterz in honor to his friend with the same name who died the same year.