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A LITTLE Q&A:
Q. So DJ Bad, how did it all begin?
A. I began in 1984 watching Jam Master Jay and saying that I wanted to be a DJ. So for Christmas I asked for two turntables and a mixer. The rest is history!
Q. Where did the name come from?
A. The name “DJ Bad” came from my friends telling me that I was bad “meaning good” on the 1’s and 2’s. So I decided to stick with it.
Q. What gave you that initial push?
A. Just having a love for music and the support of my parents to invest in the equipment and put up with the noise.
Q. Who’s throwing the best parties at the moment?
A. I would have to say a group called FCC. They got a good concept going on.
Q. Which other countries have you played/put parties on?
A. Just in the U.S.
Q. What was the first event you ever played at/put on?
A. A house party in the 7th grade.
Q. What’s the best event you’ve played at/put on?
A. The best event so far has been the Airtran Christmas Party that I do every year. I get to play for a very diverse population.
Q. What was your first record you bought?
A. Rapper’s Delight by The Sugar Hill Gang
Q. Out of all the tunes you have, which one ‘never fails?
A. Wobble, Electric Slide.
Q. What’s youR favourite tune of all time?
A. Wow! I would have to say ‘You’re A Customer by EPMD’.
Q. When all the partying is over how do you like to chill out?
A. Listening to other DJ’s.
Q. So how is the scene in your eyes at the moment?
A. Music has taken on a different vibe. To me artist are following other artist and not being original. I know making money is important but there is no originality anymore.
Q. What’s is your real name if you use an alias and how old are you?
A. Samuel Norris, III,… I’m ripe… lmao
Q.Where do you live?
Q. How big is your vinyl collection? What do you think of CDJ’s?
A. My vinyl collection got so big that I had to give my records away because I had no more room. CDJ’s have made the art of DJing a lot easier. No need for crates of records anymore.
Q. Funniest thing that ever happened at an event?
A. Watching people learn how to do the slide dances for the first time.
Q. Other DJs you rate?
A. Jazzy Jeff, Kid Capri, and all Atlanta DJs.
Q. What are your feelings on the MC’s?
A. I feel that DJs should also be able to MC and that is one part that’s missing right now from a lot of DJs.
Q. What do you do outside of the dance music scene?
A. Make and sell mixed CDs.
Q. What advice would you give to up and coming DJs/Promoters?
A. Find someone with years of experience and mentor under them. Don’t focus on making money at first, learn the art and improve your skills before you go out in public.
I was born in Brooklyn New York, Brownsville to be more specific (MARCUS GARVEY WHUT UP!!!!) My pops was a DJ, Mr. Disco, matter of fact, as I think about it; all of the men on my father’s side of my family were all DJs. I grew up around 45s, Albums, Amps, pre-amps and homemade cabinets for your speakers. Needless to say, it’s in my blood. Been rockin on the 1s & 2s since the age of 7.
In 1986 I move from Brooklyn to Jacksonville FL. While in Jacksonville, I took with me my skills from NY. DJing as well as opening up for the likes of Public Enemy, JJ FAD, The Miami Boys, Rob Base,and a list of others. I attended Alabama State University and in 1989 Stepped into WVAS 90.7 and I knew what I wanted to do. After a year of volunteer work, I was hired by my University to work at WVAS. While at WVAS I was the Production Asst, Asst music director, and the first one in the University’s history to have a rap show.
I’ve interviewed the likes of Biggie, when he was Biggie Smalls, Craig Mack, The Fu-schnikens, Scarface, Patra, Chris Rock, H-town, Phife of a Tribe Called Quest, Ill and Al Scratch and so on. Moved to Atlanta in ’95 and began working for KISS 104.1 as Producer and co-host of Blue Lights in the Basement House Party. While at KISS 104.1, I had the pleasure of working with Mitch Faulkner, Casual Cal, Larry Doc Elliot, Ellis King, Melissa Summers, Carla Griffin, Marty Ringer, and a host of others.
Before departing KISS 104.1, I obtained positions as the production Asst of the Tom Joyner Morning Show, Promotions and Marketing Asst, and Remote Engineer. I may have been out of the radio game for a minute, but the music and the love is still there.
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Can’t seem to stay away from the tables. Lately, I have traveled the road of most DJs and began producing music. Producing and DJing go hand in hand.
I am still making hot remixes and mix CDs. Welcome to my world and how I see things musically. I just want to bring it to you in a different way. Not better, not worse, just in a way I feel it. I wanna take you to a place you haven’t been in a while. Not the same ol’ old school you hear at every party or on the radio. I wanna take you a little deeper and surprise you at the same time. So, enjoy and just vibe with me. LIVE HIP HOP LIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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