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DJ ASAP shares how he developed a rhythmic bond with the community

What new music are you playing now?

Right now I play a lot of the current favorites that are popular in the hip-hop community such as Megan Thee Stallion, Yella Bezzy, Migos, Cardi B, etc. I always find a way to put a touch of throwbacks into the mix with these artists as well.

Name one musical experience that changed your life?

This past year I’ve been blessed to continue being in front of big artists such as Drake, Kevin Hart, Ty Dolla Sign, Summer Walker, T.I. and several other popular influencers.

The best way to move a crowd is …

I’ve always found that the best way to move a crowd is to connect with their energy. I have to make sure I’m in tune with the atmosphere.

That odd track that I throw on to catch the crowd off guard is …

I like to put my crowd in a mood and get them hype[d], then catch ’em off guard by playing some good ole Pretty Ricky, Plies, or The-Dream.

Practice and research are important because …

In my opinion, practice and research for a DJ is very important because it plays a huge role in the groundwork for mastering the craft itself. Deejaying is like any other industry. You wouldn’t give a PowerPoint presentation to your boss without doing your homework first, right? So why would you show up to any gig without knowing the crowd, or the crowd’s likes and dislikes, or even the current history or reputation of the venue? That doesn’t make any sense.

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