I got into djing back in the mid-80's, from messing up my mom's stereo, to making blend tapes while in college. After salvation, I picked up djing by mixing and scratching contemporary gospel music. My love for God is first so my passion is for gospel blends and mixes is MAJOR.
Since I grew up during the early stage of hip hop, I learned how to dj with the 80's-90's music of that era. I've dj'ed from backyard parties to entire weddings, birthdays, family & class reunions to church events and business socials. I recently hooked up with recording rap artist, Emory Anderson. I can do the "modern djing" but I prefer the classic 1's & 2"s of turntables to maintain the true art of djing. With any event I'm in, my goal is to give my best and leave the listeners say in the words of DMC, ".....that deejay made my day."
For those who were physically in my life: my mother, Elizabeth Matthews, who allowed me the freedom to express myself through music; my brotherGregory Matthews who introduced to a variety of music; to my music teacher,Louise Lassiter who taught me music and how to read it; and Rodney Jenkins, who taught me how to scratch and cut. As far as major artists, it covers all genres from Miles Davis & Ahmad Jamal (jazz) to Thomas Whitfield (gospel) to Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway, Earth Wind & Fire (soul) to Eric B & Rakim, KRS-1 and Run-DMC (hip hop). When it comes to djing, Jamaster Jay, DJ Skratch, DJ Premier, Kid Capri are major influences with DJ Jazzy Jeff having the most impact on me and when it comes to producing, Pete Rock, J Dilla and many others.