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Meet DJ Hustle of Hustle Events

Today we’d like to introduce you to DJ Hustle.

DJ Hustle, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Welcome to Hollywood! Who doesn’t love the excitement of the entertainment business? I started off doing plays in middle school. Teenage puppy love was the real reason I signed up for plays. The more plays I did, the more I loved being on stage. By the time I reached high school, my B-Boy dance crew started battling to be in music videos and auditioning for dance shows on TV. We made it all the way StarSearch! Soon enough, we were on American Bandstand, Party Machine and SoulTrain.

Then the industry’s demand for dancers shifted. I started DJ-ing parties and auditioning for commercials and TV shows gained my attention. Eventually I joined SAG and got hired for national commercials. I found myself enjoying the “Hollywood Hustle” of auditioning during the day. I received great rewards to film commercials casted with Selena Gomez, Howie Long, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Mr. T was incredible. By night, I was DJ-ing parties and events throughout Southern California.

Then believe it or not, I joined a heavy metal band as their DJ. We performed in small venues, but it was a struggle for independent artists. I came across the idea of hosting a TV show for new artist called: HustleTV. Every struggling artist knows, without HUSTLE, you’re not going to make it to Hollywood. It was a perfect name for the cause. Artists came from out-of-state to film in Bellflower, CA. I edited the footage and it was aired in 5 counties across 4 States. HustleTV also gained attention of public relations for mainstream artists to host red carpet events and award shows such as the Grammys, BET Awards, and MTV Awards.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
People criticized my name: DJ Hustle. Before the word Hustle was accepted in mainstream, pop-culture, it was a word that described a negative behavior. I was asked to change my name several times. Some clients who called me for DJ services declined my services.

The story behind my name is it was given to me by my football coach. Since then, I kept it. I go by the name of Hustle on my Screen Actors Guild (SAG) card and as a host, and DJ Hustle on the 1s and 2s.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
Hustle Events started as a Mobile DJ company. We have expanded our services to bringing the Red Carpet interview and DJ entertainment to your corporate and private events. Anytime you need music entertainment to set the mood we can meet your needs.

Hustle Events prides itself on the art of mixing, blending and scratching to any genre of music. Our clients have high expectations so it is important to us that we meet their needs. We encourage our client to be actively involved with creating a playlist for their event. Our music library is extensive ranging from Jazz to Salsa to Hip-Hop to Country.

We have been blessed that our clients trust our service. DJ entertainment is the main platform of any celebration. Knowing this we are committed to providing the highest quality service.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
The future for Hustle Events is teaching the art of DJ-ing to the youth. Becoming a DJ has become popularized by the music industry and it has attracted many youngsters to learn the skill. The fast paced growth of electronics has provided DJs with many equipment options. Therefore, it is important to Hustle Events that we teach the fundamental skills of DJ-ing on turntables using wax records.

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