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Artist in the Spotlight: G.I. Gizzle

By: Keidra Ponder

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While in Atlanta, we had the chance to chop it up with artist G.I. Gizzle. He recently landed in the city to promote his newly released album with Rich The Factor, “Don’t take this Personal”’.  As one of the stops on his campaign tour, we kicked off our first episode with a real vibe.

 

The artist has a record label 1000 entertainment as well as a clothing brand DirtBagz  . He prides himself in being authentic and being a man of valor. His integrity and faith in God has open many doors for him yet he still remains humble and hungry.

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The artist is doing numbers with his hit song “Barcode” Ft. Boosie Badazz and giving those numbers back to his community. You can hear the truth in his lyrics and you can see it in his actions. G. I. Gizzle has a few notable collaborations but plans to put out a solo EP to give the people more of the Grit he is known for. So talk to him, he talks back!

 

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Artist in the Spotlight: Yoshi

IMG_3665A 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.

IMG_3663Yoshi 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

 

 

 

Artist in the Spotlight; Sir

Ok Hustlers, we have a new artist we would like you to get acquainted with. Read along as we tell the story of Sir, Artist in the Spotlight.

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Sir was born Sir William Christopher Alexander in Jacksonville, Fl. He has been writing and producing music since the age of 13. Sir is a man of great drive and personal direction and works effortlessly on improving his music day by day. Sir cites that his main influences are stars such as Drake, J Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Nas and Notorious B. I. G. just to name a few. Sir’s lyrics are deliberate and concise, chosen for sound, rhythm and meaning in equal measures. Having performed as a headlining act for the University of Florida’s homecoming parade in front of over 70,000 fans Sir has had ample preparation for the main stage. Sir comments “My music gives people looking for a way to express how they feel about today’s society (music, media, etc) a voice to be heard, received by the masses. His newest single “Exhausted” talks about a moment where we’ve felt exhausted about a situation knowing we should leave but failed to do so.Sir is currently being managed by Shanita Brown of NTM Group. For booking email ntmanagementgroup@gmail.com.

 

2 Chainz’s Pink Trap House; Hood Monument or Local Menace?

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Someone asked, “What is it for?”, my reply was,” It’s for the culture, it is standing art”. You can call it a marketing tool for 2 Chainz’s latest album, Pretty Girls Like Trap Music, but it’s more than advertisement, it’s a movement! Located on Howell Mill Rd. in Atlanta, Ga, the house sits in the heart of a business district. The Pink Trap House which was once white, was rented to host a private listening party for 2 Chainz’s new album released on June 16. 2 Chainz’s rental property has been used as an art gallery where a paint and sip event was hosted, a nail shop and recently church service was held at the house. Also a HIV prevention bus was on sight to test and inform visitors.

Some of the local business owners complained about the bubble gum pink eye sore, saying that there is no where for visitors to park and the traffic was causing congestion. However, I found it intriguing as did it’s many visitors. Tourist and locals visited the house to take pictures and make videos. There once was a pink old school in the front yard but it was hauled away due to damages, yet the pink stove stood strong. In my opinion, if it were downtown around Edgewood it would be better accepted, but since it is on the busy industrial section of Howell Mill Rd. it is being regarded as a disturbance. I admit it brings more people to the already busy area, but these people are not causing any accidents nor are they breaking into or stealing from neighboring businesses. 2 Chainz’s lease is up as of July 7 and the house will be restored to its original color.

Before the lease ended 2 Chainz shot a music video at the pink trap house for his song, “Door Swangin”. It was said that he was thinking of renewing the lease because of the popularity of the house. I hope 2 Chainz rents another property to resurrect his vision. No drug or gang activity is associated with the pink trap house but the motivation to hustle is. For me, it resonates with the pretty hustlers, the ones that bump trap music on their way to work, the ones that get up early and stay up late, the ones who played in the streets and the ones that watched from the porch. I saw the culture in the pink trap house and I honestly thought it was an innovating business venture. I hope this inspires more artist to think abstract when it comes to their art.

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By: Keidra Ponder

Top Artist of TopMics Atlanta

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TopMics artist showcase is a platform for indie artist to exhibit their talents. Their show in Atlanta brought out a few fresh faces and some known ones as well. The event was presented by DJ 3000 of 3000 Ent at Knockouts bar and lounge. The crowd was vibrant as the artist showed love to each other. The special invited guest of the night were DJ 7Thirty and Joe Rugby of Tape Hustlers and previous TopMic winner Golidlox. Salute to the artist of the night, some caught my attention but only a few captured it so I had to shine some light on these artist.

 

 

The name is Bob Whyte and I’m from little old Boynton Beach, FL. I have been writing music for as long as I can remember but,  I wish I pursued my music career sooner. Some might say I have a trap sound, but it’s hard to put me into a box. I have days where I want to make music for the block and other days where I want to sing like Adele. Some of my influences include: T.I., T-Pain, Future and Birdman. I learned a lot from dealing with multiple personalities but eventually like most greats, I decided it was time to turn into a one man army. I’ve performed from packed clubs as well as in front of nothing but tired bartenders and janitors. The quality of the work speaks for itself and five years from now I’ll be saying I told you so. Be on the lookout for my debut project titled “Whyte Power“. Follow me on social media @bobwhytebrand, Contact me at 561-414-2420. My music is available on SC, Spotify, Apple Music etc. I just want to tell anyone trying to better their lives or who are chasing their dreams to keep doing so no matter what. You will die alone so don’t live with regret, GO FOR IT and DO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY!! S/O to Keedie’s Corner and Tape Hustlers!!

 

 

I’m GrittySound, hailing from Baltimore, Maryland, currently in North Carolina. I have had a love for music since the age of  3 years old, when I first started playing the drums. Later, I began working on my vocals in hopes of becoming a singer one day. Here is some of my music (click the link) to give you some insight to help you understand my style. Meanwhile, growing up I was also practicing other instruments such as violin, and piano, which I often plays in the background of some of my tracks. Striving for greatness and success everyday, I soon hopes to reach the top. Follow me on social media at; Facebook: Davon Mooring, Facebook Artist Page: @grittysound, Twitter: @GRITTYSOUND, Instagram: @GRITTYSOUNDMUSIC  and on Snapchat: @grittysound. Shoutout to all my Bmore and NC family and Keedie’s Corner for the opportunity. For all the artist out there just remember “faith without work is dead”.

My name is Iczey Kashmere most call me Kash, I am an aspiring singer. I was born in Winfield, AL and I moved to New Orleans around 12. I wrote my first full song at the age of 10. I started writing and it just took off from there. I loved to sing and writing was my passion. I moved to NYC at 18 to pursue a music career and I haven’t looked back since. I have been doing shows this year and I am loving it. I have so many musical influences. I grew up on oldies because my granny raised me. My mother was an 80s baby so my collection is from Al Green to Anita Baker to Beyonce. My first tape was Al Green’s greatest hits. I recently did a show in NYC and I’ll be in Florida next month at the Indie Music Festival. Check out my single “Good Life” and be on the lookout for more!

I want to thank Keedie’s Corner for everything and for showing me love. I want to shoutout my team for being supportive, Contact me at 504-428-9524. Follow me in social media at IG @IczeyKashmere and Twitter @Iczey. My words of advice is to always be inspired my inspiration. Let your creativity move you.
Other artist of the night were well worth mentioning, shout out to Natural Onxy, B Ford, OG Redd, Shania the Artist, King Redd and Re-ill. When I presented the opportunity, the featured artist promptly responded and I respect professionalism and hunger, so once again, salute to these artist in the spotlight.
By: Keidra Ponder

Webbie is In Da Zone with Shay Da Don and CaLiBo

You always hear Webbie yelling out, “Da dumb way!”, but in actuality he is intelligent, yeah he gets dumb with it, but that doesn’t make him dumb. I had the opportunity to hear him speak on a few different issues while on “In Da Zone” with Shay Da Don and CaLiBo. The duo recently sat down with the Baton Rouge native to discuss his current affairs as well as his past ventures. One thing I can say is this man is a family man and truly understands that the children are the future. Last time I saw Mr. Sweet Jones Jr. he was putting on a banging show at Axess Event Center in Daytona Beach, Fl. Since then he has released Savage Life 5 and plans to drop a DVD entitled Caprice Muzik. Click the link to watch the full interview and get the story like only Shay Da Don and CaLiBo can bring you. Webbie is in da zone with Shay Da Don and CaLiBo

 

By: Keidra Ponder

Artist in the Spotlight; D-Lo Suave

 We’re back with a new artist in the spotlight, we have Texas native D-Lo Suave on The Corner to share his story. This young multi-talented musician is making waves in the vast sea. Mr. D-Lo Suave is a man with many gifts and he has brought his story to Keedie’s Corner. Read along and get a feel for the young mogul in the making.
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 My name is DeLisha (Duh-Ly-shja) McPeters. I’m a 23 year old Rapper/Singer/Songwriter/Entrepreneur From Dallas, Texas, better known by the moniker “D~Lo $uave”.
I got into music when I was younger, probably around 1st grade from dancing. My mom paid for my sisters & I to be in a local dance group in Killeen, before we moved to Dallas. We traveled around the country for dance competitions, events & church functions. Which gave me tons of experience & stage presence when it comes to performing… I absolutely love to dance! Growing up, if you couldn’t dance or play basketball you wouldn’t have much luck with the ladies & you would more than likely get dissed for a boy that could! Dancing is my main reason for making music so I can have an excuse to be a dancer! I also had a friend in Killeen who’s step dad had his own home studio so he and I would always practice singing, dancing & rapping.
When I moved to Dallas I took a break from music & started playing basketball, which is a big influence on my music & how I make it today. I still play basketball here & there because physical activity induces creativity. Whenever I hit a block I’ll often go shoot a few shots or run some drills to clear my mind & get back to writing.
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My writing process is pretty simple to me but probably complex to the average listener or someone hearing one of my songs for the first time. I layer my lyrics with double meanings & entendres so every time you go back to listen to my music you’re likely to find a new/deeper meaning to what I’m saying, in turn getting to know me a little better. I also try to be as unrelatable as possible, lol. Its something I tried being experimental thinking “this will be so personal, no one will understand me”. But it actually had a reverse effect on my fans as being told. In that kind of situation I’m glad I proved myself wrong haha.
Music has changed my life in so many ways, from being introduced to new things & new people, to helping motivate me to be the best father I can be. My music & my children inspire me to always put my best foot forward. Today I’ve killed countless shows trying to build my fan base. I’m also planning on dropping an Ep this year which will be my first project. I’ve got a few names but haven’t come to a final decision just yet. I’m currently an independent artist looking for endorsements, sponsorship & management. Lastly, I’m a real person, life happens & I’d say that’s probably the main reason I haven’t been able to put out content on a consistent basis. I have to handle both the music & business side of my career but don’t worry, it’ll get done. So be on the lookout for D~Lo $uavé.
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You can check out my music on sound cloud at;
If you like what you hear & want to connect with me on social media follow me at;
you can better get to know me & engage with me on Snapchat especially for music updates or live events follow me at; @itsonly_dlo
For booking contact me at; Stoopkident@gmail.com

Views From Da Booth: Small Wins, Big Rewards

Seems like last year we witnessed the sprouting of many new businesses and break out artists. Almost as if it was an explosion in creativity and testing the boundaries. For all of those watching, these ideas came out of nowhere, fully developed – but for those that know, understand the polished product went through many ups and downs until it was finally delivered to the public.

The first quarter of 2017, I want you to gather as many small wins as you can. First win should come from meeting and working with the best producer you can afford. Make a connection, decide on a single, and get it mixed and mastered. Seems simple enough, right? Let’s move to the next win.

The second win comes after you created the best song possible with the budget you have. Now you must find at least 5 DJs that will put your music on their mixtapes and play your song in the club. Meet these DJs in person, if possible and develop a real working relationship. Support the record by reposting their posts and showing up to the venues. Do all you can to support these DJs. It may seem small but it’s traction in the right direction.

The last win is to get your neighborhood or city behind you. You got the hot record, you can show your team you got at least 5 DJs rocking with you, now it’s time to get your numbers up. Start with 3 people, grow to 5, and then reach 10 people that will show up when you have an event.

Now let’s put all the steps together, you have a hot song that you can get buzzing in the streets, you got at least 5 DJs that’s spinning the record and putting it on their mixtapes and you have ten fans showing up supporting you at your shows. Sounds like a movement to me, sounds like you’re making waves in your city. Sounds like you’re one more small step from taking off and getting these paid shows. See you on the other side! #3000

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#ViewsFromDaBooth is an informative article for artist from the south’s newest record breaker, DJ 3000. DJ 3000 is creator of mixtape series Off Da Brick, Finesse Game Strong, Private Party Kush, and DJ or Die Tryin’. He currently DJs at various night clubs in the Atlanta area. Follow him on Instagram @3000_da_DJ.

 

Artist in the Spotlight: Projeck Bo

This is Mike of Keedie’s Corner and I’m bringing you an exclusive interview from the West Coast. I had the pleasure of speaking with East Los Angeles own Projeck Bo. It’s a pleasure to have you on The Corner, let the viewers out there know who Projeck Bo is.

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Projeck Bo is me of course! I’m one of the hottest rappers on the West right now, I’m just coming home from an eight year bid and now I’m back like I never left. If you need a visual, click the link to check out the video for my song “On Da Block” off my mixtape Projeck Muzik Vol.1. All in all I’m just out here trying to make it make sense.

The content of Projeck Muzik Vol. 1 has tough material and real lyrics. The irony of it all is that you’ve actually been incarcerated due to your ties to our neighborhood set. What is your take on individuals living that life for the props and acceptance? Would you say your music is a wake up call for the listeners that need to hear the harsh truth about the streets?

Yea man I did that time but I will never wish that on anyone. I was young and wild, I lived my life a totally different way before prison. Prison is not a place I would ever want to spend another day in, now that I’m out I’m in a better place in my life. I’m not the same person I used to be. It’s a lot of people out here still doing the things I was doing years ago that got me sent to prison. The only thing I can say to them is if you can find a better way to get money, try that way because your life can be taken away from you in mere seconds.

Is your music geared towards a particular crowd or do you reach various listeners with the message in your songs? Is it quote unquote “Gangster Music” or would you say it has a conscious feel?

My music is a mixture of things, I try not to just make music for one particular crowd. I make music for everyone and it’s more than just “gangster rap”. Although it may seem like it’s gangster music, my music is based on my life and things I have been through. Everyone has a story to tell, hopefully everyone can relate to mine.

Now let’s get into Projeck Muzik, can you give a basic description to the viewers about what’s going on from the first volume to the second up and coming volume you’re working on now. What’s the picture your painting with your lyrics? Is it a mixture of tracks put together to tell your story?

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Well Projeck Muzik Vol. 1 was an introduction of who Projeck Bo is, where he came from and what he’s been through. Now Vol.2 is a different story, it illustrates how my life changed after doing those eight years in prison. Projeck Muzik Vol. 2 is still about the life of Projeck Bo, it’s just now I have a new agenda.

What are your thoughts on this epidemic of the blood affiliation phenomenon across the country and even overseas? How do you feel about artist claiming sets and mixing gang affiliation with their music?

It’s exactly what I’m speaking on in my music. A lot of these artist are weak, just acting tough. I speak my mind when I see your actions don’t match the content in your songs. It’s a lot of rappers out that are claiming sets and say they’re banging but can’t even step foot in the hood they’re repping. They’re out here wearing their red flags on the right side, calling them bandannas, come on man!

What type of music influenced your upbringing in East LA? Do you have any intentions on stepping outside of California to network and push this Projeck living movement?

I grew up listening to groups like; Murder IV Hire, NWA, Ghetto Boys and artist like 2pac. I’m hitting the South real soon, I plan on going to Louisiana around Mardi Gras time. 2017 is my year to shine.

Do you consider yourself a leader in your community in East LA? Is your music setting the tone for your children, peers and others affiliated with you to follow? What message would you send to them? 

I’m trying to get my city straight, I’m on a positive movement right now. I’m trying to be a role model in this game, someone the kids can look up to. I want to show them it’s not all about where you from, it’s about living life, going to school and getting a career to make sure their families are straight. Let my life lessons be an example for you. As far as everyone else that ain’t kids, all I can say is better days are coming, focus on your money and leave it in God’s hands.

I would like you to finish this sentence 2017 will be Projeck Bo break out year because???

2017 will be my breakout year because I have a lot of doors to break down, I literally did 8 years in prison and I feel like it’s my time to tell my story, it might be the realest story you’ve ever encountered.

It’s been a pleasure chopping it up with you, any last words or shout outs you want to send out to any viewers prior to the conclusion of this interview???

I want to send praises to the most high, I want to thank all my supporters and I want to thank you guys at Keedie’s Corner for this opportunity.

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Anyone looking to work with Projeck Bo you can email him at 5kingbo4@gmail.com. If you want to keep up with his movement follow him on Instagram @kingprojeckbo54, Facebook @devion toy, Twitter @projeckbo and on Snapchat @projeckbo2.

#ViewsFromDaBooth: Before You Leave the Studio

As I grow as a DJ and reach new platforms, I still stay true to those artists  that first rocked with me. The ones that came to the showcases, got slots on my mixtapes, and came to be a face in the crowd at my many venues, those are the ones that I will reach back to and bring with me to the next level. With that said, in 2017 take care of the basics before you leave the studio so your transition to these bigger stages will be that much easier.

Before you leave that studio, before you walk out that booth, make a clean version of your song! Don’t wait weeks to go back and make a clean version, do it right then and there. Not only does it save time and save you money, but you never know which one of your songs a DJ will like and will want to play on the biggest platform still around, FM radio. Too many times I am ready to play an artist’s song that I am working with, but he or she does not have a clean version of their song. Even worse, they can’t get access to their sessions to even make the clean version, which brings me to the next topic.

In 2017, take more control of your music and your situation. Buy a $50-$75 external hard drive and when you finish that session, tell the engineer to load up that Pro Tools session onto your hard drive. Why? How many of y’all studio hop? How many of y’all can’t get back in touch with the engineer in a timely fashion? So what do you do? You take your hard drive and your session to the next studio and keep it moving. Y’all know engineers are like barbers, if you don’t come back the next week, they act funny, and move slow. Forget the headaches, travel with your sessions so you can get to work at any time.

The last basic I need y’all to get back to, is having great artwork for your lead and follow up single. Before we see you, we see your artwork, which inherently represents you. Stop letting your homeboys do ya artwork. Spend the $50 for great artwork. Hell, if you look hard enough on Instagram you can find great graphic artists that will do mixtape and single covers for $20.

2017 cover the basics. You can’t count to 3 without 1 and 2. Cover the basics and the rest will flow naturally. Control what you can and outsource the rest. Let’s cover the essentials and save time and money. #3000!

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#ViewsFromDaBooth is an informative article for the artist from the South’s newest record breaker, DJ 3000. DJ 3000 is creator of mixtape series Off Da Brick, Finesse Game Strong, Private Party Kush, and DJ or Die Tryin’. He currently DJs at various night clubs in the Atlanta area. Follow him on Instagram @3000_da_DJ.

 

 

Artist in the Spotlight: DJ Nonstop

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What constitutes a real “DJ”?

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Imagine you’re in a party with your friends. Your song comes on and you’re dancing with that guy, or you’re dancing with that girl. Everyone is having a blast, and the song changes before the artist can even get to the chorus. Throwing off the vibe of the whole party.

Being a Disk Jockey, or DJ, seems to be a profession that some people just give a try thinking that just anyone can do it. That it’s not a skill that people have to practice and develop over a period of time gaining new experience with each gig. “Good DJ’s aren’t cheap and cheap DJ’s aren’t good,” an Instagram meme that stuck with me significantly because I DJ myself. When you’re starting out, no one wants to book you because they can’t believe you actually DJ or if you’re even good.

You have to “take an L” every now and then in order to brand your name and gain a following. However once that is done, you still come across people who don’t want to pay you for your worth. Not realizing that not only do you have to show up thirty minutes to an hour early before the event to make sure you’re set up and ready to go. You also have to carry all the heavy, expensive equipment from your home to the car to the venue and vice versa plus transportation. More than likely you’re by yourself and have to lift all of that on your own. Then you have to figure out what kind of crowd you’re actually playing for.

Hopefully they aren’t stiffs and actually came to dance, but most people in the new generation just smoke weed and snap chat all night. That’s when it’s your job to pay attention to who is in your audience. What age range? What’s the ratio? Is this a classy or ratchet event? What’s the ratio of men to women? Is this a gay or straight event? These are questions you have to ask yourself when deciding what genre of music to go into. But what makes a DJ a “good DJ”?

Some would say the selection of songs and the ability to mix them together. Others say you can’t call yourself a DJ unless you know how to mix and scratch, but the point at the end of the day is can you keep a crowd moving?  Are you fun? Can you engage the crowd by making announcements and adlibs periodically? All of these traits are things that come with time and practice. People don’t consider DJing to be a skill, but not everyone can do it honestly.

Personally, I think it’s the DJ’s ability to pay attention to the crowd. For example, if I’m at event where there is more women than men, I’m not going to play future or young thug all night, but there are DJ’s who do. Or if I’m at a family gathering, only playing what’s on today’s radio knowing I got people’s aunts, uncles and grandparents in attendance who came up in a different generation. You to be diverse and have music for the following sets to successfully keep getting booked.  They are hip-hop, R&B, reggae, soca, old school, 80’s,90’s, line dance, and or “twerk/dance music if your sticking to the African American dynamic. If not, then of course your pop, country, hard rock, EDM, and even house in some cases.

Most people will come up to the DJ and make a request, which is beyond annoying, however it’s going to happen regardless. Sometimes the DJ plays those requests and sometimes those requests go in one ear and back into the headphones. It’s cool to do your thing, but if you’re not catering to the people while doing your thing and no one is dancing, more than likely you won’t be hired back. The secret is to pay attention to the women.

The whole point of most straight men going out to the club is the potential of getting some after getting drunk, or having a nice “romantic” encounter with a young lady. Sure there are girls who will dance to Young Dolph, Yo Gotti, Jeezy, etc.., but when it’s time to create a social atmosphere of potential fornication, you have to switch it up.  Some guys are fine with jumping around with each other, but the ones who enjoy female energy aren’t really going to make a move if the ladies aren’t up enjoying themselves. DJ’s make a party, how many women were up enjoying themselves dancing around determines how “lit” the actual party was. A guy is going to remember who was the most turnt when “Panda” comes on, but he’ll remember that chick who gave him some “shake time”.

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By: Bronson Blair

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C.R.O.W.N. – “500 Bars of Summer” mixtape

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(Artwork by Brandon Smith)

Daytona Beach native , now residing in Atlanta, C.R.O.W.N. (formerly known as Blazer Ellington) releases his mixtape “500 Bars of Summer” that made quite the trend on Twitter. 

hotnewhiphop download link: 

http://www.hotnewhiphop.com/he-so-rude-crown-500-bars-of-summer-mixtape.115194.html

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C.R.O.W.N.’s style is very witty and comes with a great play on words. One of his key assets (besides his bars & lyricism) is his ability to triple time at any moment of the song without missing a beat.

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soundcloud link: 

C.R.O.W.N. is very much artistically driven wether it be through his lyrics or his art works. If you are looking for “Real Hip-Hop” that will be refreshing, go out and download his mixtape at the links above.

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