[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,
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!