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DJ Jamad/Atlanta

DJ Jamad/Atlanta

With their music revealing an essence of their soul, every artist tells a story. Capturing this essence on the beat and translating that into a feeling thru mixology, Jamad is a reflection of the music he enjoys. While many today bend values in pursuit of the dollar, DJ Jamad’s personal mission is to pass the baton from past to future generations of artists in hopes that they learn to appreciate the foundation of their music. It’s important to Jamad to maintain the connection with music history while ensuring that it continues to evolve. Blending old with new is what DJ Jamad does best, mixing classic and modern R&B, Soul, and Hip-Hop. What sets Jamad apart from other DJ’s is his creative ideology and persistence to create a sound with longevity and without compromise.

Since the year 2000, Jamad’s Afromentals Mixtape Series has been attracting masses of loyal listeners seeking an alternative to mainstream Hip-Hop and R&B. Only on Afromentals can you find Slum Village, Loose Ends, Jill Scott, Al B. Sure, Schoolz of Thought, Gangstarr, Marvin Gaye, Brandy, and Steely Dan, all on the same mixtape. As if consistently banging out mix after mix for Afromentals wasn’t enough, DJ Jamad has also produced several other albums and mixtapes including Outskirts: The Unofficial Lost Outkast Remixes, AFROMATIC, and The Red Clay Experiment. Afromentals have also served as a platform to cross-promote photographers, illustrators, boutiques, and other artists and producers such as Nicolay, DJ Wreckineyez, Supa Dave West, Floyd The Locsmif, Miles Bonny, Amanda Diva, and Tiffany Paige.

DJ Jamad produced 236 episodes of the “Afromentals Mixshow”, a long-standing weekly radio show which aired on Sunday nights from 8pm until 10pm EST on Sirius Satellite Radio’s Hip Hop Nation (Sirius 40/XM 67). Periodically, he presented Operation Hot Combs (OHC), a one-hour “guest takeover” that aired during the show. These special segments allowed artists, producers, and DJs an opportunity to guest host and promote their individual projects and talents while giving listeners a candid view of the featured entertainers and their personal musical interests. Along with over 4 years at Sirius, Jamad was also a featured guest DJ on BBC Radio’s 1xtra while touring Europe.

On Sunday March 21, 2010, DJ Jamad made his return with a new edition of the Afromentals Mixshow entitled “FRO POWAH Hour”. This new 1 hour show streams weekly from 8pm-9pm EST on Frolab.com

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DJ Jay Clipp

Jay*Clipp is a DJ from the “boogie down” Bronx with down home Mississippi roots. Clipp is known for getting the party hype with true hip-hop music and educating the audience with the back-in-the-day moods that infused the sounds we hear today.

As a teenager, music was always his first love and he says he was born to spin. Jay*Clipp started his music career as a true-to-the-streets rapper, and earned his coveted name—Jay Clipp—because he was known for unloading lyrics with quick beats and clever finesse.

DJ Jay*Clipp began to concentrate more on the 1’s and 2’s, while introducing his mixing style to the Dirty South. He attended Jackson State University, in Mississippi, and quickly became the DJ of choice for real turn-style hip-hop music. Today, he is one of the most sought after DJs playing anywhere from Dallas to Amsterdam, the South to London to everywhere across the globe—he is known as the DJ that will travel!

Clipp has an impressive roster list of clients in music, fashion, film, television, media, and of course the nightlife. And although Clipp travels around the world Djing for record labels, designers, networks, television, and more he still maintains his true-to-the-streets style for hip-hop music.

“Djing is an art,” says DJ Jay*Clipp in a recent interview. “I have to read my crowd, know my beats, and spin, all while searching for the right mix to keep the people rocking.”

“To me personally, there are only a select few ‘real’ DJs out there in today’s market,” says Clipp. “I mean anyone can buy the equipment and listen to the radio to configure some type of formula or format, but DJs are supposed to expose the new hits – break out the underground music and bring the hits to the people.”
Clipp who has a no rules – be it new school or old school – but just a real hip-hop format for his parties, can match any genre of music. From childhood to today, DJ Jay*Clipp has been exposed to all styles of music and no matter the client or setting, he can effortlessly blend his music to excite the crowds. He says it’s his job to take the crowd on a musical mind traveling experience.

Currently, Mr. Hip Hop resides in Dallas, Texas, promoting several partner companies including the worldwide Team 9th Wonder/True School Corporation, and Point Blank Entertainment (LLC). He and his partners produce a variety of mixtapes, which has garnered the group a strong international brand of hip-hop followers by the day.

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