I've heard it all: "So when are you going to get a real job?" "Whatcha doing tonight? Hanging out?" "So whats your day job?" To many people being a DJ isn't a "real job" .... Im here to inform the masses, they are right! Being a dj is more than just a job, its a business! Despite the perception that a party or show is all fun and games there is so much more that goes into earning a living as a DJ. Meetings, emails, phone calls, marketing, travel ,contracts, dealing with clients.... something I've been familiar with for a very long time.
Growing up- my parents organized more than just card parties and barbecues at the crib. They promoted events, and good ones at that! Parties that resembled a 90's edition of "Harlem Nights". Nice cars and beautiful black people dressed to the 9's. I would consider myself the character "Quick" from the movie, its where I got my start DJing at the age of 12. It almost seems as though it was manifest destiny. Music has always been a big part of my life.