When he’s completed a night’s work and the music finally stops spinning, DJ ASAP has a habit of turning down at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen. The Louisiana-inspired restaurant provides nostalgic memories of his Shreveport beginnings, but his ascent in Dallas is a clear reminder of his arrival as one of the city’s most influential DJs. ASAP took some time out to share his thoughts on what it takes to become a Master DJ.
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How did you come up with your DJ name?
It was created due to my acts [within the] community. I’m always looking for innovative and positive ways to help people. ASAP stands for “‘Always Serve A Purpose.” I’ve created a whole lifestyle around this.
How do you create the perfect music experience?
I run off of energy when I am selecting music. The crowd’s mood will always guide me. Collectively, I pick up on the natural vibe [of] the atmosphere and I capitalize on elevating people.
What are two of your favorite albums to listen to when you’re not in the booth?
When I’m not in the DJ booth I listen to a lot of old school R&B. Dru Hill will forever be one of my all-time favorite groups. Ty Dolla Sign is another artist that puts out a good vibe for me as well.