Last year, I had the honor and privilege of djing my brother Blk Soldier's wedding! As a DJ, its still hard to imagine what its like to pick a wedding DJ. I know you can imagine that it was a really good feeling to not only be considered, but ultimately get to play at a DJs wedding. When I tell you we had a ball, believe me. The day was beautiful the couple was ready and the friends and family gathered were extremely excited to be there. I was able to curate the playlist from the ceremony from inside thanks to the wireless setup. It worked flawlessly. Then we brought the party indoors and it was hard to contain all the good energy inside those four walls at Lake Katherine. Overall I'm grateful to my brother for the call to duty. I suggest checking him and his business out and reaching out to either/both of us for your next event! Check out some highlights of the Franklin's wedding in the video below.
I've teamed up with my bro, DJ Sik Wit It for the second time and worked with my sis Mos Precious once again on Sik's latest track. Its available to stream/download on all platforms now! Including right here on the YouTube video below! Give it a few spins and if its something you can dance too and you are in the Chicagoland area and interested in being in the video let me know!
My homie Derek Dow asked me to write a letter to my younger self for a project he was working on. Of course my letter took the form of a song. We took that song and made this little video. I listen to it now a few years later and it still moves me the way it did then when i wrote it. So here is my #throwbackthursday "Letter to My Younger Self"
Flashback Friday or Throwback Thursday....whatever day it is here is a look back at a short snippet of my favorite cuffin season song. This video was shot after the recording session for the song. Check out the clip and full song below the video.
I be flirting like...
Valentines Day is on the way sing this to your boo, or potential bae...
Its Friday shout out to everybody that got paid, or is getting paid today...if this is your off week then just play this joint next week lol. Got some bangers on this joint though. Hits from T-Pain, Ludacris, Beyonce, Fabolous, Lil Scrappy, the latest smash hit from Yo Gotti and more. Plus some standout local Chicago joints that you need to know from T.L. Williams, Co-Still and Chekk Famous. Listen now. Like,Share, Comment. And GET PAID!!
Flipping through some video footage looking for something else i stumbled on this video and thought it would be great for Throwback Thursday haha. This is me DJ Chosen pictured, but hanging with some other friends. They stopped by for drinks kind of randomly during one of my writing sessions. So we were all sitting around talking telling stories and this song was born out of one of the stories Chosen told about smoking some potent greenery. I finished the song about 2 weeks after this video was shot. Each verse was tied to personal experiences I had over the course of the next 2 weeks. I like to write what i know about i guess haha... So check out this throwback video and then hear how the final song turned out below. If you like it you can buy it or share it directly from the player! #tbt #p1rap
If you've checked out my latest #TellAFriendTuesdays post then you heard me speak briefly about evaluating yourself and getting to know who YOU are. I found it enlightening for me when getting to know myself to take a couple of personality quizzes etc. These are tools created buy people much smarter than me to help categorize people by personality types etc. If you haven't seen that video, I have a preview here but you can click the link to see the entire clip. (See the full #TellAFriendTuesdays video here)
If you have already watched the video here are links to 2 of the "know yourself" quizzes that i referenced in the clip. You can go it takes about 10-20 minutes to complete each one. If you're honest you will learn quite a bit about yourself just from the post quiz analysis so check it out.
TGIF...wherever you are you can celebrate whatever you are happy for with this quick 10 minute dance mix! Its even a good mix to warm up with or listen to while you run a quick mile! Check it out now. If you are local to the southwestern metropolitan area of Chicago come party with me. Ridge Rules! Every Saturday night at The Crossing Chicago Ridge. More info on my shows section.
In honor of MLK day i present "It Was All a Dream" I was messing around on the turntables one day looking for some inspiration to write on this particular beat i produced. I found this Biggie verse and thought it fit perfect. so now i wanted to share it with you! free download. share. leave a comment.
If you like this joint check out the entire playlist on the music page.
and Happy New Year too! I'd like to wish everyone much success, prosperity and happiness in 2018! Lets kick it off properly with the third installment of my payday mix series! Got a super exclusive juke track at the end of the mix so check it out and see you soon!
It's Friday! Somebody got paid today. In celebration here is a soundtrack with songs about getting money, making money, having money, spending money! Enjoy, and feel free to share your favorite payday songs and i may drop it in a future mix! Peace
This month at SIC Sundays we are celebrating the music of Snoop Dogg. I must say this mix was hard simply because snoop has so much flavor and so many different styles. it was not as hard as the 2Pac mix but definitely you know when its time to mix a legends catalog. Its simply hard to contain an entire catalog to less than 15 minutes and be representative. But here it is for my west coast gangsta rap and Snoop Dogg fans. Come check out my bro DJ Kwiet Storm in his live tribute mix to snoop this sunday at our event. Tickets available now!
If you have watched the latest episode of Tell A Friend Tuesdays 9/5/2017 then you heard this instrumental in the background. If you haven't you can check that out on my facebook page This joint is definitely one of the records that I am very proud of. Its features me and producer Sammy Vee doing what we do. I think this song connects with my #TAFT message which is to Worry Less, Care More. I talk about worrying and slipping into a bad state of mind. After realizing i was in a bad place i just said eff it lets make this work and do something bigger! My opening line goes.. I used to be an average joe, I'm not really interested in being average no more. This reigns true for me everyday. So check out the joint let me know what you think. Don't forget to check out my latest Tell A Friend Tuesday video on my facebook page as well. www.facebook.com/p1rap
Hey I would like to invite you out to the 3rd edition of our Silent Party! If i had to guess I think i'll be on the hip hop top 40 and trap channel...but we always end up getting down and having a bunch of flavors on every channel. It is party of my birthday celebration of events so put it on your calendar and come out to party with me and the squad, Saturday Night at Smokin Hot Lounge!
Last week I dropped a collection of Only4TheReal.com mixes that i assembled as a collection. This week I went back live on the show. Check out the latest news and (sh*t) talk from Bunday on the 8/10/2017 Episode of the O4TR radio show feat a mix by yours truly.
1. Artist that don't promote! I put you on the show, don't you want your people to know that you will be performing there as well??? Maybe maybe not but yeah if you don't promote your performance on any show you're on then you will definitely piss the promoter off!
2. People asking for information thats on the flyer! Why would i make a flyer and you see it and then you call/text/message me and ask me whats the details...bruh! I know i can't put the map in the picture but there are some words there that might contain the information that you are asking me to send you. Make it easy on me and you don't piss me off by asking me this...even though ill probably tell you grudgingly. I Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
3. Texting me on the day of the show telling me you're not coming... OKAY *Jay-Z Voice* I can't do anything about that. I'll miss you I guess. I still have other people to entertain ill see you next time!
4. Artists showing up late/no showing...WHY would you do this? You know I'm going to tell every other promoter I know that you did this and your reputation will be impacted. Unless you don't give af. So yeah show up, and show up on time and lets get the show crackin!
5. People that are not on the list that ask the door person to come get me! Fam just spend the bread support the establishment and the business and the scene that many people have worked very hard to create. I'm going to tell you that at the door anyway, and I'm already dealing with 74 other pressing issues during the show so spare me on the you don't have your wallet move. Plus my door person likes to collect money make her job easier! Its the only considerate thing to do.
DPMO Don't Piss Me Off
I could put more things on this list but these 5 really piss me off...so with that said I hope to see you August 20th at SIC Sundays 2 Year Anniversary. All will be forgiven if you show up to our special celebration! Info is on the flyer lol
Join me this Friday night as I spin for a collaborative event between Neak Domi V and Sessions with Tandaleria. I will be playing a wide selection of R&B Tunes to complement the lineup of first rate performers that are set to bless the stage. I'm excited to feel the vibes of the live music and keep the mood set with the hits and classics playing as the backdrop to this crafted event. It is a free event taking place at Emporium Arcade Bar. Emporium Arcad Bar is located at 1366 North Milwaukee Ave., and the doors open at 9PM.
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Here is a Pregame Mix to get you ready for the show!
If you have followed me and are a fan of what i do, you may know that I am a big fan of Only4TheReal.com! Bundy and Jay are my brothers and I can say in some respects they discovered me and helped push my talents out to the Chicago scene early on. For that I'm forever grateful and we still rock to this day heavy. With that said as i evolved and got into the DJ game I was looking for opportunities and radio outlets and Bundy came through with the plug. These mixes have been featured on Only4TheReal Radio and each mix is built around a couple songs picked by the O4TR staff and the rest curated and mixed by me. Its a project that I have been proud to be apart of. I encourage you all to get in tune with them and check out the radio show when it airs. In the meantime and between time here is a small collection of the first few weeks of mixes that I did for the radio station available for free download for 7 days! I have physical copies that will go up for sale shortly as well. But here it is for the free just click the pic and download now.
This Saturday Night August 5th come party with me at The Crossing in Worth IL! It's been almost 3 months so I'm looking forward to comin back and rocking in the place to be in Worth on Saturday nights!