So, a good wedding reception begins with a great DJ. Of course you need the loving couple, jubilant family and friends, lots of liquor, food and other fun, but like any party, the official heartbeat comes from the music lover behind the 1’s and 2’s.
One of Atlanta’s top DJs, DJ Mars, says his friend Michael Dobson visited him last year requesting his services at Dobson’s coming nuptials. Of course, anyone who’s listened to Mars spin can understand why Dobson would select him, but also wonder why a popular club DJ would take time to spin at a wedding. The men share a friendship dating back 20 years. Still, when Dobson visited to give Mars the deposit, one thing was missing: who was Dobson marrying? Dobson’s only clue to Mars: “You’re working with her in Las Vegas.” Perhaps this clue went right over Mars’ head. He went on to organize his playlist and showed up for the gig at a sprawling mansion.
Soon, Mars’ question was answered: Dobson was marrying his sweetheart, Jill Scott. On Mars’ Instagram page, he’s posted pictures of the bride smiling wide at Dobson’s side.
With gushing excitement Mars captioned a photo with the couple, “So when my homeboy called me to DJ his wedding, he never said he was marrying Jill Scott! This has been a great summer event wise. Mike Dobson X Jill Scott wedding with Dj Mars on the wheels.”
But “Jilly from Philly” wasn’t the only surprise at the wedding. In a short video Mars noted, “So, Mike Dobson called me and said I’m going to surprise my wife during the reception and have Big Daddy Kane perform. He then says, ‘Mars you call Kane to work it out.” (Thank God for having friends with juice.) Mars went on, “So I’m gassed because I’m on the phone strategizing with arguably one of the best rappers period (top 5 of anyone’s list)! Me and Big Daddy Kane on the phone, I’m geeked! No one knew but me and the husband knew he was about to perform. Dude walks in and they didn’t even recognize him until he starts rapping. Her face is soooo priceless!”
Mars, who provides a compelling and sweet series of snaps of the couple as a close friend, including two of Dobson toasting his beautiful bride and thanking everyone for coming, wrote, “This wedding made my summer! I’ve known Mike for almost 20 years, but dude could have alluded to the fact that he was marrying Jill Scott (lol)! … He’s a total class act, he won with the wedding!”
A class act, we agree.
Congrats and lots of support for these two.