A mastermind of his time, Cincinnati, Ohio native, Christopher “Y0$#! (Yoshi)” Jackson brings his own vibe to the definition of Hip-Hop. The “Cat in the Hat That Can Rap” better known as Yoshi is an innovative lyricist, with an undeniable sound. Yoshi peculiar style is brought froth through his underground movement and mainstream industry presence. Yoshi thrives on giving life to his listeners and spectators through music. Bringing people of all cultural backgrounds together by creating great vibes and memories; while avoiding any social boundaries or racial standards is what Yoshi’s movement is all about. You can catch him out in a top hat with 2 different shoes and 2 watches.
Using diverse group genres to express himself musically, some says his sound reminds them of EDM, while others say it’s an alternative flow. Yoshi also works in sound design as he can vocally mimic almost any sound including those of the music and film industry. When producing and creating mixtape drops, his voice is usually mistaken for samples. In the Mario world , it is quite rare to find a Yoshi. In the real world, is even rarer. Through the dynamics of his flow, he is able to derive a verse from any musical element; giving life to his listeners and spectators through music. His albums include; Goofi Juice 3: Lord of the Juice, Goofi Juice 4: The Hangover and Portal Tickets to Wonderland.
Yoshi has opened for a number of artist including; Migos, 2 Chainz, Scotty Atl, Sean Paul of the Young Bloodz, Zoe Dollaz, Tuki Carter, Quinton Miller and more. Blessing the mic at A3C16, Yoshi took part in the Guinness World Record for the longest cypher. During A3C17 Yoshi received more like than Nas (via A3C app) for the number one ranked artist of A3C17. You can expect to see more of Yoshi as he will perform on Makin’ It Mag’s ATX Soundstage during SXSW18. Always anticipate a show when this “Cat in the Hat That Can Rap” is on the mic. For more event information follow Yoshi on Instagram @kingyoshiman and on his website Yoshi Crew .
By: Keidra Ponder and Christopher Jackson
By Mike Ice
It’s Mike of Keedie’s Corner, today I’m having a conversation with up and coming Cincinnati Ohio DJ personality, DJ Nonstop. So tell me Nonstop, since you have your foot in the industry’s door, what’s next for you?
I’m tied in with dj coalitions, I’m going under management and now I’m gaining the proper resources and funding to gain the right exposure but also expanding my brand and taking advantage of some of my industry connects. I’m looking to relocate to downtown Atlanta, I was offered a chance to work with Benzino at his studio. I have to make my own path in life for myself and to do that I have to leave home, most of my industry resources are based in Atlanta.
Growing up was DJing a way to vent and take your pain, worries and feelings away from everything that was going on?
DJing was a way to express myself through music without having to use words or violence. It was my passion that became my career due to the amount of time my life revolved around music.
What albums influenced DJ Nonstop’s life? What movie did you affiliate DJing with?
The movie “Juice” and the soundtrack played a big role in my career path.
What’s the first thing Nonstop has intentions on releasing as a coming out project?
The first thing I’m releasing is my EP and documentary.
Let’s get into your project, what’s the name of it and what can the listeners look forward too?
The documentary is called “Goin Nonstop”, and the EP is called “Start”. It’s basically giving you an audio explanation of who Dj Nonstop is.
What can we look forward to on the EP?
Well I’m the aiming to narrow the songs down to make a sound track to the documentary an give you my story in the music behind my visuals. I can’t really fully answer that question until I narrow the song list down.. I got 38 songs lol! One artist to look out for on my EP is up and coming artist Santino Corleone from Cincinnati Ohio.
I thank you for your time DJ Nonstop is there any final words or shout outs you would like to make before closing out this interview?
I have to shout out Keedie’s Corner for this opportunity and you as well Mike. I want to shout out the Dream Chasers and the Do it Nonstop Music Team.
Anyone looking to network with DJ Nonstop can find him on all social media sites at @iamdjnonstop