Bham Music Blog talks with rising female DJ...DJ Chocolate.Read now as she speaks on her up-coming goals and giving readers and fans some insight on what it's like being a female d.j.Read today & leave comments & thoughts.
1.Hows it going? (D.J Chocolate)
SO GREAT! LOVING GOD. LOVING MYSELF. LOVING WHAT I AM DOING FOR A LIVING.
2.Lets get right into it?...How long have you been djing?
UMMM...BEEN DJING FULL TIME FOR ABOUT 3 YEARS NOW
3.Give readers a brief bio on how you got to where you are,how'd you start to now?
BRIEFLY, NOW YOU KNOW THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE...LOL
NO REALLY, RIGHT OUT OF COLLEGE I GOT INTO RADIO WHICH AFFORDED ME AN OPPORTUNITY TO REALLY EXPLORE MANY MUSICAL INTERESTS AND DJING WAS ONE OF THEM. ONE THING THAT WAS MISSING TO ME WAS THE FEMALE DJ. I MADE IT MY MISSION TO ONE DAY BE ONE OF THE GREATEST. I AM FINALLY ACCOMPLISHING MY GOALS AS DJ CHOCOLATE!
4.Being a female what inspired you to become a d.j and not be a rapper?
BESIDES THE FACT THAT I CAN'T RAP -LOL- I HONESTLY SEE THAT FEMALE RAPPERS HAVE TO TRY TOO HARD TO FIT IN. I MEAN, YOU HAVE TO BE SEXIER, SLUTTIER (IF THAT'S A WORD), MORE PROFANE, OR JUST OUTRAGEOUSLY COSTUMED TO BE "ACCEPTED" IN THE RAP GAME. TO ME, I WOULD HAVE BEEN A PUPPET. I AM TOO MUCH OF AN INDIVIDUAL FOR THAT. SO, BECOMING A DJ WAS VERY NATURAL. I COULD BE MYSELF, DEVELOP MY OWN STYLE, MAKE THE AUDIENCE FEEL MY ARTISTRY. THAT IS WHAT'S MOST IMPORTANT TO ME.
5.So being in the Magic City with as many clubs as their are popping up,whats your favorite club to rock at the moment?
WOW! I CAN'T SAY. I HAVE DJED IN ALL OF THEM BUT 2 I THINK. SO I LIKE EACH OF THEM FOR DIFFERENT REASONS. PRIMARILY I LIKE THE ONES THAT I HAVE GIGGED IN BECAUSE THERE'S NO SMOKING! I'M ALLERGIC.
6.Do you have any clubs that you are at on a weekly basis if so let fans know?
CURRENTLY, I REALLY DO THEM ALL, SO I AM SPREAD OUT MOST WEEKS. HOWEVER, FANS CAN ALWAYS FIND OUT WHERE I AM NEXT ON MY WEBSITE WWW.DJCHOCOLATE1.COM UNDER THE EVENTS TAB.
7.Other than doing clubs are you doing any mix tape hosting?
YES I AM. I CURRENTLY HAVE MY OWN MIXTAPE SERIES CALLED "DIPPED IN CHOCOLATE." IT'S AVAILABLE ON MY WEBSITE WWW.DJCHOCOLATE1.COM. I ALSO HOSTED THE G-ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE'S WHITE NOISE MIXTAPE.
I HAVE SOME OTHER MIXTAPES I AM WORKING ON WITH ARTISTS FROM BIRMINGHAM, TEXAS, MEMPHIS AND MORE. SO JUST BE ON THE LOOK OUT. ALL CAN BE FOUND ON MY WEBSITE!
8.So you are the official DJ for Sunday Night Cafe starting Nov. 6th @ The M-Lounge...& How'd that come about?
SIMPLY - T.ROSE!!!! SHE AND I HAVE BEEN FRIENDS FOR YEARS, AND HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO WORK TOGETHER. NOW IT HAS HAPPENED. SHE IS SUCH AN INSPIRATION FOR ME AS A PERSON, NOT JUST AS A DJ.
9.What would most men say is (D.J Chocolate) best asset?
OH MY GOSH, DON'T MAKE ME SAY IT! YOU REALLY SHOULD ASK THEM - I ALREADY KNOW WHAT THEY WOULD SAY.
BUT I WOULD LIKE TO THINK THAT IT'S MY PERSONALITY, STYLE, SENSE OF HUMOR, MY DJ SKILLS AND MY SMILE! I MEAN, WHAT MORE COULD YOU AS FOR IN A DJ? :)
10.Whats your goals going into 2012?
WELL, BUSINESS WISE, I AM WORKING ON EXPANDING MY COMPANY - NUMBER 7 PRODUCTIONS. MY GOALS ARE NUMEROUS - EVENT PLANNING, BOOKING ARTISTS/DJS/ENTERTAINERS, GRAPHIC DESIGN (FLYERS, POSTERS, WEBSITES), AUDIO PRODUCTION SUCH AS RADIO/TV COMMERCIALS & CONSULTING. ON THE DJ TIP, I WANT TO BE TRAVELING THE WORLD, PARTICULARLY EUROPE & ASIA NEXT YEAR AND THE MOST POPULAR DJ IN MY HOME STATE OF ALABAMA!
11.How can artist or promoters or club owners contact you for bookings/events?
CALL ME: 205.913.2161
OR YOU CAN CALL T.ROSE!
12.Any shout-outs or plugs?
OH WOW! YES...
T.ROSE...K.BIBBS...CHARLENA JACKSON...MZ. JOI....KENNY LUK...MIND KONTROL DJZ (DJ POONAH, DJ WHOANA, DJ BO SLIMM & DJ KUSTSUMN - MY DJ CREW MATES)...UMMM...BIGG CHUCK...J.R...P.J....JUSTIN GUY...TIGER JONES...CHRIS SHEPARD...UNCLE IVA...KEITH DAVIS...MARCUS...UNTAE....STEVE SLOAN...NICK PAUL....CHANON KURPATRICK...ROD MOORE...GREG RAMSAY...TY KING...DEVERY...JUKEBOX...JAAFAR...WALVID KING...HAROLD & LATOYA ABRAMS...DOC/KENNETH WILLIAMS, RUSS MCCLINTON...MARCO...SENECA JONES....FLIP JONES...SNIPE YOUNG...RUBEN STUDDARD...GLEN...PH LOUNGE...STEEL...MERIENDA...LEGENDS...ONYX...ALECIA RICE...DAVIDA HALL...DJ CAS...X SQUAD DJS...FLEET DJS...
OH MY GOSH, I HOPE I DIDNT FORGET ANYONE. BUT REALLY, ALL OF THE MOVERS & SHAKERS IN BHAM! THEY KNOW ME...I KNOW THEM...WE SUPPORT EACH OTHER AND SHOW MUCH LOVE!!!
13.Finally...Leave readers with some words of wisdom?
WOW....FROM ME? WELL...TRUST AND COMMIT TO GOD FIRST! KEEP YOURSELF OPEN TO LEARN NEW THINGS! SURROUND YOURSELF AROUND PEOPLE THAT ARE DOING SOMETHING...NOT JUST SAYING IT OR PROMOTING IT...YOU SEE THE RESULTS OF THEIR HARD WORKS! PRAY - PRAY - AND PRAY SOME MORE! ASK FOR FORGIVENESS AND NEWNESS EVERYDAY AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST...BECOME THE ULTIMATE DJ CHOCOLATE FAN! I CAN NOT DO IT WITHOUT YOU!
Bham Music Blog
Edited By J-Dash
Interview By K.Bibbs