Welcome to the Mr. Hollywood magazine family.
1. Welcome to the Mr. Hollywood Magazine Family can you tell your fans something about yourself that they may or may not know?
One thing my fans may or may not know is that I’m a jack of all trades. I do my own graphic designs, love to cook, and I even grew up doing masonry work. I’m pretty well-rounded and have been able to use things that I’ve learned or taught myself to my advantage. Also doing masonry work as a young teen taught me how to not only know what hard work is but patience as well.
2. How did you get your start in the entertainment industry?
I’ve got my start being mentored by DJ Evil Dee of Jersey. He was able to get my foot in the door at local bars and was with me for my club debut at Drama Nightclub opening for the late great DJ Carl Blaze of Power 105.1.
3. Who inspired you as a Dj & as a radio personality?
Besides DJ Evil Dee and Carl Blaze; some of my biggest influences growing were Kid Capri, DJ Drama, DJ Clue & Funk Flex. They paved the way for DJs on so many levels from the clubs to radio to mixtapes to business today.
4. If you could have a sitdown conversation with anyone dead or alive who would it be and why?
Great question; If I was able to sit down with anyone person it would be Kobe Bryant hands down. He was a huge influence and impact growing up. On and off the court he was a leader and motivator! He showed you with hard work and dedication; you can do whatever you put your mind to. Mamba Mentality still flows through me land always will.
5. What have been the obstacles that you’ve had to face early on as a DJ creating your own platform?
Oh, man… I went through a bunch of hurdles and can’t even lie. Some lessons I did to myself also. Like trusting your brand to someone when your not ready to take that step. I was young at the time; started bubbling in the nightlife industry. But I should have kept pushing myself more before entrusting someone else to do it for me. I had to learn the hard way.
Like every industry you step foot in; there will be political hurdles to jump. There will be people who you think are in your corner; that really wasn’t.
End of the day; your network is your net worth. And if you take your foot off the gas; even a bit. You can be lost in the dust trying to climb yourself out of it.
6. What kind of advice would you give a newcomer trying to pursue a career in your line of work?
The best thing I would say is; if your not in love with this art. Then this isn’t for you; because you have to be ready to put your all into it. Definitely invest in yourself because no one else will; unless they see the potential.
Practice, practice, practice! Make sure you are organized and do not keep yourself in a box. Know your craft like the back of your hand and network your ass off when you ready to make that next step. And market yourself like your big time, but make sure you can back it up. And just create your own lane.
7. What has been the pinnacle of your career so far?
The Pinnacle of my career came in January of 2019; it was a long journey to get there but being inducted into Da Union DJs for me was a Huge Deal! I like to thank DJ Will (Power 105.1 FM), DJ Superstar Jay (SiriusXM), DJ Ominaya (A-Boogie Tour DJ) for believing that I would be able to make a contribution.
Being able to be a member of Da Union DJs; opened up so many doors that I wasn’t able to walk through and it took 10 years to get to that point.
8. Where do you see your career in 5 years?
In 5 Years God Willing; I hope to take my radio platform globally becoming a household name, opening my own restaurant & lounge, touring around the world, and becoming more of an artist putting out my own music while getting some plaques along the way. And continuing to make my family, friends, team, and fans proud.
Check out his Instagram @djpinnacle