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Interview With DJ Timeko

[box_dark]What’s going on for those who don’t know who you are, please introduce yourself… (Brief
back ground of where you were born and raised[/box_dark]

My name is DJ Timeko T, I am a female DJ born and raised in Denver, CO. My website is djtimekot.com, @DJTIMEKOT, FACEBOOK/DJTIMEKOT. I am a Fleet DJ, Definition DJ, and a Coast 2 Coast DJ. I am a Contributing Editor at soulsticeradio.com, rhythmraveradio.com, and undastream.com.

[box_dark]When did you first decide you wanted to enter into the music industry and why?[/box_dark]

I have wanted to be a DJ since I was a little girl, I had a cousin who was a DJ, he let me come to the record store with him every Tuesday and pick out records. I thought that was the coolest job ever! It wasn’t until I was older I wanted to pursue djing seriously. I think of music constantly, even in my sleep!
[box_dark]What projects are you currently working on?[/box_dark]

I am curently focused on my podcast, “Wired to the T” ((w3t.podomatic.com)) I  would love to break an artist, preferably a female. I am going to be doing a mixtape series, and working with alot of great talent this year. I also love remixing songs and genres, and I would love work with  Benja Styles, Ted Smooth, or DJ Chicken.

[box_dark]What positive changes would you like to make within the music industry?[/box_dark]

I would change the negative sterotypes portrayed in music if I could.  the first thing I would want to address is artists only having light skinned girls in the videos. I see so many artists referring to “redbones” like they are better than dark skinned women. I know lots of females who are dark skinned and beautiful, but have low self esteem and have skin complex issues. I would also like for artists to stop “Dumbing Down” the music because that seems to be the trend at this time. It seems the more ignorant a song is, the better it does on the charts.

[box_dark]How do you spend the ounce of free time you seem to have? Any hobbies?[/box_dark]

I have recently been diagnosed with Diabetes, so I spend all my spare time trying to eat healthy and excercise. I am also a spokesperson for Mo’ Betta Green Market Place (Farmer’s Market) and try to be an example of healthy living.

 

[box_dark]What message would you like to state to those who want to enter into the industry as Djs, Artists, and Producers?[/box_dark]

would suggest anyone wanting to be in this business to remain true to yourself, don’t sell your soul for money.

[box_dark]What do u like about the music biz and what don’t u like?[/box_dark]

I like making people happy through music.  I don’t like all the politics and djs undercutting each other, and I don’t like the fact that everyone with an Ipod and a playlist thinks they can be a DJ. It takes alot of skill, patience, hard work and dedication to be a good DJ.

[box_dark]What would you like to state to those who have supported you throughout your life and within your
musical career? Any Shout Outs?[/box_dark]

would like to thank DJ Colorado Jones for launching my DJ career, without him I wouldn’t be where I am today. He always believed in me when I doubted myself. I would also like to thank DJSD for always being supportive. I would also like to thank Klassik, Supreme, and the rest of the Fleet Crew, (( DJ’s, Artists, and models)) DJ Drop in Dallas and the rest of the Definition DJs, Q Time, DJ Saubuck and the rest of the LW gang, BOWA Music,  all my fans and supporters, all my sponsors, and last but not least, my female DJ Crew, DJ Bella Scratch, DJ Desire, and DJ Shaybutta.

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Interview With Tampa Mystic

[box_dark]What’s going on for those who don’t know who you are, please introduce yourself… (Brief
back ground of where you were born and raised[/box_dark]

It’s ya girl TampaMystic, checkin in from Tampa, FL but soon to be a full time ATL resident. I own a marketing company geared towards the hip-hop music industry along with being a mixtape and internet radio DJ.

[box_dark] When did you first decide you wanted to enter into the music industry and why?[/box_dark]
Years ago, but never really acted on it until about 3 years ago. I’ve always been a fan of hip-hop music, and knew this is where I wanted to end up. After connecting with some of the most seasoned DJs in the industry, I have now started to make my own mark.

[box_dark]What projects are you currently working on?[/box_dark]
I have several mixtapes on the way. I have a series called INDUSTRIES MOST WANTED and the next 3 I am dropping are with Billy Blue, Chingy Jackpot and Ashton Martin. Along with that, I am working on several music campaigns such as Chingy Jackpot, Comptons Buck and Short Dawg.

[box_dark]What do you think of the current state of Hip Hop and the direction its headed?[/box_dark]
The current state of hip-hop needs some help. There is so much garbage music out here, that’s it’s flooding the market and not allowing the true talent to be heard or seen like it should. This is one of the main reasons I work with Independent artists, I want to help the good artists get that proper exposure.

[box_dark]What positive changes would you like to make within the music industry?[/box_dark]
Breaking some new artist. I know so many talented unsigned artists that just need the right people to get behind their music. That’s what I’m here to do!

[box_dark]How do you spend the ounce of free time you seem to have? Any hobbies?[/box_dark]
Well, my free time is in the negative zone lol, BUT when I find some extra time, I like to relax, have a few drinks, travel and hang out with my son.

[box_dark]What message would you like to state to those who want to enter into the industry as Djs, Artists,
and Producers?[/box_dark]

Stay in your own lane, always keep it 100 and watch out for the snakes! It takes lots of hard work and dedication to succeed out here. Everything I have, came from MY hard work, not riding off of others. Network, Network, Network!

[box_dark] What do u like about the music biz and what don’t u like[/box_dark]
I love working with and helping others succeed. This is the main reason I started my marketing company, I want to position people to win.
I don’t like the underhanded shadiness of so many people. This business is very cut-throat.

[box_dark]What would you like to state to those who have supported you throughout your life and within your
musical career? Any Shout Outs?[/box_dark]
I cannot say thank you enough to everyone who has shown me love and support. It has brought me to tears at times with the amount of trust people have put into me handling their music careers. That is so humbling!
To my haters, I love you too!!
I have to say much love and thank you to Klassik, the CEO of the Fleet DJs who has been an amazing part of my life since the day we met. Shout to to Supreme, the president of the Fleet DJs. Shout out all the Fleet DJs, Bigga Rankin, Kingpin, all of Team Bigga Rankin, Cool Running DJs, Desert Storm Radio DJs,mixxmobb.com , my Don Status / OO7 family, Street Diamond Ent, all my fam from the Tampa area along with anyone else that shows me love!

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Straight Official With Fleet DJs DJ L Boogie

[box_dark] What’s going on for those who don’t know who you are, please introduce yourself.. (Brief back ground of where you were born and raise[/box_dark]d

I am DJ L-Boogie, born and raised in Galveston Texas.  Moved to Houston Texas in 1992.  Former DJ/On-Air personality for 107.1 FM WMNR The Fixx in Burlington Vermont.  Former DJ/On-Air personality for Global Radio One in London UK.  Current Mixshow DJ on Swurv Radio in Las Vegas.  Current Mixshow DJ on Fleet DJ Radio.

[box_dark]When did you first decide you wanted to enter into the music industry and why?[/box_dark]

I first decided to be a DJ after I heard The Run DMC song titled “Jam Master Jay”.  These cats wrote song about their DJ and his skills on the 1’s and 2’s, I was instantly hooked!  Then I went to my first Fresh Fest concert and saw how REAL DJ’s put it down, Jam Master Jay, Grand Master D, Bob Cat, Cut Creator..right then and there I knew this is what I wanted to do.

[box_dark]What projects are you currently working on?[/box_dark]

Currently working as part of a Major new project called Plum Radio.  This station will be similar to Pandora or iHeart Radio, but with DJ driven programming versus computer driven, and will be available globally.

New Mixtapes dropping in 2013.

Currently starting up a new club residency at Zanzibar Houston, Doing Old School Sundays.  Providing a spot for the Grown and Sexy mature crowd to network, and enjoy all classic Old School music of all genre.  Real DJ’ing, real turntables, and sometimes all vinyl mixing, taking the club scene back to the essence.

[box_dark]What do you think of the current state of Hip Hop and the direction its headed?[/box_dark]

The current state of Hip-Hop is what it is.  I guess it’s ok, but for cats like me who remember where Hip-Hop came from, it is sort of disappointing. We had alot more diversity, creativity, and passion for the Art of Hip-Hop in the Old School era.  Once it became commercial and started generating billions of dollars in revenue, Hip-Hop became all about the money, the excess, the spoils, the fame.  The game seems to have lost that doing it for the love of Hip-Hop mentality.  The future of Hip-Hop is only as bright as future of the current artists on top right now. Will we look back in 25 yrs and consider Trinidad James or 2 Chains as pioneers or hip-Hop legends?

[box_dark]What positive changes would you like to make within the music industry?[/box_dark]

The music industry needs to stop inundating the consumers with tons of garbage that all sounds the same.  There needs to be a new strategy around putting out music.  Commercial radio needs to go away and Internet Radio needs to emerge as the source of all new music, with DJ’s as the driving force. Commercial radio’s strategy is part of the reason your hear the same 10-20 artist on any given radio station ALL DAY LONG.  There is so much good music out there that never gets heard, because DJ’s are not in control of what gets played.

[box_dark]How do you spend the ounce of free time you seem to have? Any hobbies?[/box_dark]

My free time is spent doing things with my family, going to events, traveling, movies, etc.. hobbies consist of practicing to be a better DJ/Turntablist.

[box_dark]What message would you like to state to those who want to enter into the industry as Djs, Artists,
and Producers?[/box_dark]

DJ’s Artist, Producers coming into the game, my advice is to work hard on your craft, seek constructive critism from peers in order to get better, and DO NOT under any circumstances, be afraid to be different or original.
8 What do u like about the music biz and what don’t u like?

I like the fact that the music biz presents an opportunity for ordinary and extraordinary people to live their dream, acquire wealth and fame by doing what they love. What I don’t like is the cost of achieving that success, and how it changes some people and changes peoples lives for the worse.  Perfect examples, Michael Jackson or Whitney Houston.

[box_dark]What would you like to state to those who have supported you throughout your life and within your
musical career? Any Shout Outs?[/box_dark]

I would like to thanks everyone that has supported me on this long journey.  God first, Family, Friends, Fans, Business associates, you have all made this possible, and your continued support is what keeps me going.

Shout Out to The World Wide Fleets DJ’s, Faculty DJ’s, Drama Squad DJ’s, we are all like family!  Shout Out to my family who put up with hours of me traveling, working or practicing on my craft…Love you guys!  Shout Out to all the real DJ’s that respect the game and make us all look good!

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Straight Official With Fleet DJs DJ Beanz

[box_dark]What’s going on for those who don’t know who you are, please introduce yourself… (Briefback ground of where you were born and raised[/box_dark]
I’m DJ Beanz aka Holla at Beanz aka The Boston Baked B**ch lol I’m from the North Shore of Massachusetts, lived everywhere from Boston to Florida to the DMV. I’m a DJ and a Program Director.

[box_dark]When did you first decide you wanted to enter into the music industry and why?[/box_dark]
Music has been like life support to me ever since I could remember. Singing, dancing, making my own little beats on my little casio             & yamaha keyboards. I used to just promote for independent labels and when I moved to Florida I started messing around on some friends/DJs’ turntables when we were having meetings or just chilling. One night they tossed me out on a public set and when everyone got up and started dancing I realized at that moment I wanted to DJ. I want to put great music in peoples ears and play what makes them dance and nod their heads, give them that musical life support.

[box_dark]What projects are you currently working on?[/box_dark]
I’m focused mainly on branding my mixtape series and mix show “Reigning Real”. Reigning Real deemed an appropriate title for the material I tend to work with, the realest hip hop from back in the day to today whether it’s independent or major artists and producers. I also have a series with my mixtape partner DJ Fade “Audio Cognac”.

[box_dark]What do you think of the current state of Hip Hop and the direction its headed?[/box_dark]
This is a subject I could go on for days. The current state of hip hop is a disaster because what is considered “hot” nowadays is absolute garbage in my opinion. BUT there are so many talented artists that have deserved a come up for years finally shining and keeping true and lyrical hip hop alive, such as Pusha T, Slaughterhouse and legends like D Block and Wu Tang coming together with Wu Block to keep us old hip hop heads happy lol. It’s a shame how the true elements of hip hop culture, such as the craft and importance of the DJ, is dying out.

[box_dark]What positive changes would you like to make within the music industry?[/box_dark]
I just want to continue to break records and help true talent and ambition shine. I will continue to do my part and keep the art of the craft alive. Keep the mixtape game alive and I’ll continue to support what I consider real hip hop and not feed into the bottle poppin, skinny jeans epidemic.

[box_dark]How do you spend the ounce of free time you seem to have? Any hobbies?[/box_dark]
I dont get much free time, which is fine because music is my passion so I enjoy my work. During free time I try to practice, but I love to travel and Im a huge basketball fan. So, my new hobby might be going to a Celtics game in every state! lol

[box_dark] What message would you like to state to those who want to enter into the industry as Djs, Artists, and Producers?[/box_dark]
You’ve got to have a thick skin, don’t burn bridges and taking constructive criticism and using it to grow is key. Talent gets you so far but your grind has to be on 1000%….it’s only a mistake if you don’t learn from it, and don’t ever let anyone discourage you from doing what you love and are great at!!!

[box_dark]What do u like about the music biz and what don’t u like[/box_dark]
I dont think anybody likes the “politics” of the biz. And staying true to yourself and what you love is hard to do when the industry is so demanding with trends and images. But, thats also one of the things I love about it, its an every day challenge to keep up but keep it real, especially being a woman in the industry.

[box_dark]What would you like to state to those who have supported you throughout your life and within your
musical career? Any Shout Outs?[/box_dark]
There’s so many influential people throughout my life and I couldn’t possibly name them all. But I do know there’s a lot of people who have supported me and stood by me through thick and thin and trust I know who they are. I appreciate each and every one of my fans, supporters and haters because YOU are the ones that motivate me the most. I have come a long way and I really have to thank The Fleet DJs, especially Klassik and Supreme, for opening many doors for me, Swurv Radio and the whole Swurv family. Major shout to my mentors for guiding me in so many ways and continue to bless me with knowledge and motivation, DJ Ykcor, DJ Infamous (VA), and DJ Fade. I’m eternally grateful.

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