DJ Q Bio:
With more than 15 years of experience, DJ Q’s passion for Hip-Hop is expanding. Q has developed Sluggah Ent., a business that incorporates a variety of his talents. The components of Sluggah Ent. include a record label, DVD film production, street promotion and DJ services.
Inspired by the likes of Jam Master Jay, DJ Jazzy Jeff and others, Q started mixing during the “Golden Era” of hip hop when dj’s set the tone and mc’s had to earn respect. After high school, he got involved with college radio, Hotmix90 (89.7FM), at Indiana State University. After leaving college, Q cultivated his popularity through Indiana and surrounding areas through clubs, mix-tapes and music conventions.
Relocating from Indiana to Louisville, KY in 2000, Q immediately got into the city’s music scene. He promoted his first show that year which featured Royce Da 5’9 (Eminem’s ex-partner in rhyme) with success. Since then he has hosted “Freestyle Fridays” at the Brycc House, spun for a weekly internet show, had a feature on Fox 41 News in Louisville, chosen as the top DJ in the Velocity Magazine, appeared on BET’s Rap City, “The Basement,” is the premier DJ for First Fridays in Louisville (Nationally Sponsored Monthly Event), and hosts his own show “The Takeover” Monday-Friday 7p-12a along with the Saturday Night Street Party 7p-1a on B96.5! He was elected into The Core DJ’s (The nation’s most powerful record-breakers) in 2005 and inducted into The Shadyville DJ’s 2006! Mountain Dew AST ‘06/’07 Tour DJ. 2008 Super Bowl XLII NFLX Pepsi DJ in Phoenix, AZ. BET Awards media reporter. Fast forward to 2010 and Q is continually climbing the corporate chain interviewing prolific figures like Russell Simmons and more. 2010 “DJ of the year” Neighborhood Awards winner, promoted to full-time position and music director of B96.5, first dj in the state of Kentucky with a Cornerstone mixtape (a huge cross brand marketing firm), and relaunched
www.djqonline.com DJ Q recently kicked off the 2011“March Mayhem” for BET’s 106 & Park “Freestyle Friday’s” competition by being a guest judge! He is highly respected, sought after and booked in his market and is making an impact on urban music on and off-air in Louisville, Ky. from which he coined the phrase “Sluggahville” to the industry reps and artists that frequent the market.
DJ Q continues to grow in production. He is also traveling more from coast to coast to participate in different events (Smirnoff Signature Drink Series) etc. Q’s goal is to develop and mentor new talent and to break new artists while enhancing his dj style to be heard globally. Be on the lookout in a hood near you!
Contact: (502-599-7774 Sluggahent@aol.com www.djqonline.com