This man is everything! Im going to let him tell his story but first let me start by saying if you set a goal or you have dreams you have to be willing to keep going no matter whats thrown at you. Its going to get tough and usually when you are at your breaking point something amazing will happen for you. You have to be a beast! In the end it will all be worth it.
FIRST DECIDE WHAT YOU WANT!
My name is DJ Homicide, who comes from a tough place called Dayton, Ohio. When I say tough I’m not necessarily speaking about surroundings but more so attitude. Your own city is a great place to perfect your craft because it will be your toughest critic. It’s love but its a lot of hate. I have been deejaying for two and a half years and I’m unlike most deejays because I never had dreams of becoming a professional deejay. I went to college and played basketball so just like any other kid I believed I could make it to the NBA. Those dreams shortly lived and getting a degree was my only focus but those long nights brought me closer to music. But I always loved music. My mother would play different types of music when I was a child. Cleaning up together vibing to the beat. Just thinking about it helped me decided what I really wanted.
THE START! VISION, HUSTLE…
I’ll never forget how I started. I was chilling in my dorm with my teamates and I was saying I need to make some money. My pride wouldn’t let me call home and ask for it so I had to find a hustle. I always listened to DJ Drama, DJ Khaled but my fav DJ was off the movie Juice which was Q. I started to make my way around college saying if you throw a party I’ll deejay it for free oh and FREE caught everyones attention. Their was one problem, I had no equipment. So I literally was doing Frat and Sorority parties with an ipod but nobody ever noticed because they were two things, happy to be at a house party and very drunk. My name started buzzing. At my college and other colleges as well. So it happened! I got a call and was asked what was the price for me to DJ a party the rest was history. I saved up and bought some equipment. I feel in love with the art of deejaying and different techniques. After graduation I moved back to Dayton, Ohio. I could not find a job fit for me. Than I realized our purpose here is to serve our purpose, to do what we love. I tried to dj many places but all I kept hearing was NO. My uncle Kenlo has a bar called PCs Lounge and he gave me a shot. I started to build my confidence and really got in tune with it. My fan base grew with a combination of positive encouragement and criticism but it helped me get far. A friend of mines named Chloe introduced me to Rich Tha Kids manager Too Official. He gave me my first stamp on a bigger market because he made me a part of a DJ core called QCDJs which was a good look. It helped my name a lot and not just in Ohio but other places as well.
WHEN YOU’RE ALMOST THERE…
Months of building the Homicide brand I started thinking bigger because not only was I doing this for me but my family as well. I did the unthinkable I took a huge risk I packed up and moved to Atlanta with my Aunt Timia. My aunt is very pivotal with critiquing my craft because she works in Clubs in Atlanta. Three weeks of going out and networking I got my first gig at a place called Palace. It went great but the promoter couldn’t get me hired due to his alliance with the house dj so I was back at square one. Running out of money and feeling like I had little or no support it was tough. I contemplated on going back to Ohio but my mom said that was silly but said that I should come visit and refocus so I did just that. I linked up with a Dj named All City who is from Dayton as well but lives in Florida. He had connects there so we went to two events together. One was a car show and the next event was the Welcome Home Lil Boosie concert. Both were huge events and he threw me in the fire by letting me Dj along with him. I will never forget that highly respected. Florida gave me a amazing feeling. It became home.
I CREATED MY REALITY!
Something was missing until I met Capo. Capo is the manager for MMG artist Young Breed who is a very dope artist who represents the hustle and capo figured it might be good if we figure out how we could all build. Many conversations and we would always end up at the same events and we finally got the ball rolling with Capo talking to Breed and he stamped it. I created my reality! I am now the official Dj for Young Breed. It still seems unreal but now it’s time for us to take the world by storm! I would love to say thank you to Nelle for letting me tell my story. Come take a look into my teams lifestyle
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I encourage you all to follow your bliss. Life does not have to be boring. It won’t be easy and you will fail but it will be worth it. Create your reailty.