For over two decades, the fleet dj’s has grown from a small crew to a proficient coalition with over 500 members and counting. since 2001, THE WORLDWIDE FLEET DJ’s has changed the lives of both its members and the entertainment industry they have thrived in.
These are the members. These are Their Stories. THESE ARE “THE FLEET FILES”
Name: KIM DA SSB
FLeet DJ Since: 2021
Location: MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
Region: SOUTH REGION/TENNESSEE Fleet DJ’s
WHO IS KIM DA SSB?
KIM DA SSB is not only a member of the Worldwide Fleet DJ’s, but also an example of how one person’s faith and works can elevate them to unbelievable heights. I asked about her desire to become a DJ and if she had influences. “Honestly, I was scared to death to play music for my show or events alone (laughs). DJ Stylz pushed me out of my comfort zone and told me I could do it. Once I learned the basics and how I could make people happy, I was hooked!”
Kim has established herself amongst her male counterparts as part of the Fleet DJ’s. Currently the Assistant State Manager of Tennessee Fleet, she’s also a full time mom who finds time to be an entrepreneur and motivational speaker. Her passion for engaging people in conversation can also been seen in the digital pages of Straight Official Magazine via her Cocktails & Conversation column.
Entertaining and creating a vibe gives her great pleasure. Kim has acted as a host, moderator and MC for various events around the Memphis area. Her advice to anyone pursuing their dreams was downright spiritual. “First allow God to show you a path and a purpose. If this industry is truly for you, no one will be able to stand in your way!”
I consider myself a Musical Bartender.Kim Da SSB on why she became a DJ
KIM’S MORE THAN JUST A DJ
Also known as the Soulful Social Butterfly, Kim Shropshire also counts success in being an advocate for those who are unable to. Outside of being a personality, she is the founder of I’m A.L.I.V.E. (Accepting Live Is Very Essential). A business that houses the various ways she tries to reach the masses by way of motivational speaking, merchandise, and entertainment.
Kim is a fighter for those who are victims of domestic violence and bullying. At one point in her life, she has danced with those two things. As a survivor, she strives to show the importance of self love and your worth in hopes that others will find the courage to leave those situations.
Serving the community and motivating others to LIVE is a passion she takes pride in. Kim mentors a group of young girls ages 7-17 monthly. The goal is to expose them to as many opportunities as possible and show them how to love themselves.
My name is Kim Da SSB. Originally it was the Soulful Social Butterfly. That was difficult for people, men especially to say. After hearing three people call me SSB I knew I had to make a change.Kim on how she came up with her name
WHAT’S KIM DA SSB UP TO?
When she isn’t being a advocate and a DJ, Kim has her hands on a number of different projects. “I am serving as a host to a virtual event for the youth who would like to get into the music business.” Over the summer, Kim put together the Party With a Purpose event where she launched her brand of customized t-shirts and merchandise.
I asked Kim about her experiences as a DJ. One positive time came from her being in the right place at the right time. “The best experience was filling in for a DJ friend at my favorite Karaoke spot. He got sick at the last minute and I had my laptop and hard drive with me.” Her one negative experience came from technology. “The worst experience is during my radio show. I had some technical difficulties and I had to act fast, while broadcasting live.”
Kim is an amazing addition to both the Fleet DJS & Straight Official Magazine. Her spirit and energy help to liven any event where she is hosting. We even had the privilege of flying in together to attend the 11th Annual Fleet DJ Music Conference where she and the ladies of 2Flix3 did an amazing job at the Meet and Greet event.
I gave Kim the floor to shout out anyone she wanted. “I would love to say thank you a million times to everyone who has played a part in this new chapter of my life. Friends, family, Fleet, artist, and fans you know who you are. Please understand the love I have for you all runs deep. I thank you for listening to me brainstorm ideas, supporting my events and showering me with love. It is my prayer that the transparency I provide will give you the encouragement you need to follow your dreams.”