Name: Jakobi Johnson
DJ Name: Lost Prxphet
Primary Genre: Hip-Hop
Other Genres: R&B, Pop, Reggae, Afrobeat, Soul, Gospel, Latin, House
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: what's going on everybody Darrel Frater TheClub CEO here and we have another amazing episode of the My DJ Story Podcast.
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: brought to you by the club at the number one online Community for DJ we constraint for free and not get cut off today we have lost profit here to tell his amazing story brother, can you please introduce yourself to the people who you are and where you're from.
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Jakobi Johnson: what's good everyone is your boy last prophet DJ music producer and radio personality, all the way from broward county Florida.
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: awesome brother super happy to have you here on the show man we're super eager to hear your story of how you got into the DJ game, so I want you to start from the beginning, you know what sparked your interest as a DJ and how'd you get started.
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Jakobi Johnson: Alright, so I remember this was actually hilarious um I actually remember going to a my first ever middle school dance, and I remember just hearing the DJ.
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Jakobi Johnson: Just like to me personally, I was like man he's what's going on, it was a lot of stuff going on, and I was like you know what even at 11 years old, I was like I could do this, and so.
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Jakobi Johnson: On some time past maybe like a year or two paths and I was able to get introduced to this arm this product this.
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Jakobi Johnson: Power program in broward county called to be so proud Program.
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Jakobi Johnson: Where I was able to basically learn how to DJ for free and then throughout the time period, I was able to get different gigs through the Community but yeah definitely go into a middle school dance with a with a different type of experience with a DJ is what really sparked my interest.
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: that's really dope man now you got interested at 11 that's pretty early age, then you know you just look for opportunities from there to get started, you learn how to DJ from the Program.
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: And you just started getting gigs and working around in the industry that's super awesome brother so tell me a little bit you know about some of those early experiences, you had.
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: With the gigs and experience you had learning how to DJ talk to me it just how the beginning when and how your intro to the industry really got to start it.
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Jakobi Johnson: Okay Oh, I know, for me, when I.
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Jakobi Johnson: Remember, placing my really.
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Jakobi Johnson: Doing my first ever like classes for DJ I remember the first time I touched the setup I.
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Jakobi Johnson: It was like almost like a, this is a This is like I immediately fell in love it was almost like aware.
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Jakobi Johnson: I wouldn't say love, at first sight, maybe love the first touch because I was like yeah i'll put my hands, I was able to DJ little bit I was like yeah I got this for the rest of my time or the rest of my life.
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Jakobi Johnson: So that definitely sparked my interest completely and when it came to just being really consistent with it, I just wanted to you know, I was going to.
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Jakobi Johnson: Practice every week and then even in my free time I will look at different.
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Jakobi Johnson: DJ is and just look at how they would DJ and stuff that matter, no matter if they were beginner to an expert I was like you know what I like 13 years old, I was like you know what this is something I want to do at some point.
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Jakobi Johnson: I want to be able to DJ all the different parties and things of that matter, it was just for me it was like the most interesting thing, and I want to say for.
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Jakobi Johnson: I didn't get my first gig until I would say, nine months after I started the program just so that they all really trained me well, and really just.
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Jakobi Johnson: They were confident in my skills basically my mentors were really confident in my skills and they were like you know what at 13 years old, he can run into them by himself and so that was really my biggest start my own quick introductions all of that.
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: that's great man and you're 13 when you're first with able to start you know doing shows parties events and.
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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: talk to me a little bit about some of the things that you learned from that you know program that gave you the confidence that you can go out there and do a good job performing and use your talent.
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Jakobi Johnson: Oh yeah I know At first it was definitely really difficult because it was like when I did my first event 13.