EP. 135 - NotaboiDJ (My DJ Story Podcast)

Name: Lynn H

DJ Name: NotaboiDJ

Instagram: @NotaboiDJ

Primary Genre: Hip-Hop

Other Genres: R&B, Reggae, Soca, Dancehall, Pop, House, Afrobeat



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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: what's going on everybody Darrel Frater the club CEO here we have another amazing episode of the my DJ story podcast brought to you by the club.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: The number one live streaming APP for DJ and partygoers today, we have NotaboiDJ here on the show, can you please introduce yourself tell the people who you are and where you're from.


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notaboidj: Hello everybody, I am NotaboiDJ I currently live in Las Vegas born and raised in Chicago.


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notaboidj: yeah been here almost 11 years, but I still feel like i'm in Chicago and.


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notaboidj: In the desert.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: off the offer we super excited to have you here on the my DJ story podcast so we want to hear your story of your journey in the game industry of DJ so let's start from the very beginning, you know what sparked your interest to become a DJ and give us some insight on how you got started.


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notaboidj: Oh wow.


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notaboidj: Well, I was pretty much raised in music my mom saying my whole life she sings well since koba she hasn't saying as much but she's saying on review called the motown.


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notaboidj: Tribute back in Chicago so um I was music music music my whole life my brother he plays, like all different instruments I play the piano.


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notaboidj: And then, when I got like into my adult years I kind of swayed away from that and I started promoting parties.


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notaboidj: And then I was around a lot of DJ but I had never really considered becoming a DJ I just knew I liked the whole music party environment just the whole.


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notaboidj: You know, when you go out you enjoy in life, whatever problems you have you're not thinking about it type of thing.


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notaboidj: So, then, I ended up moving to Vegas stop promoting card isn't everything and one like tax season, I was like what am I gonna do productive with this money.


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notaboidj: and get this tax return and I always try to do something productive if it's paying off a debt taking a certificate some type of technical training, I was like i'm a DJ.


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notaboidj: You know I still have my music thing I started kind of back plan a keyboard a little bit, and I was like let me do that, so I want to guitar Center.


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notaboidj: And I didn't know anybody like in the industry out here in Vegas and I was like i'm gonna take these classes and i'll become a DJ.


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notaboidj: And literally took the classes started volunteer DJ and it like some gyms.


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notaboidj: doing their workout sessions and i'm going to say what they like seven months I started just network, a hard going out at my uncle had introduced me to another, DJ out here called DJ thought.


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notaboidj: And I walked up to him, like let me DJ at this spot your DJ and i'm like okay go ahead, I have a laptop and everything ready and so.


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notaboidj: He helped me, you know connect with 88.1 and I was kind of like messaging DJ Kelly Jay from 88 and she was like Okay, so it has come through, and you know and then everything just started moving from there, I.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: don't know that's a super great intro I love it you just got that inspiration and you literally hit the ground running and you just figured out how to get started, and just.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: kept going from there, I love it man, this is super dope and you have a unique name, not a boy, DJ where did that name come from and how did that brand come about.


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notaboidj: Oh, I was just really trying to think of something that could like.


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notaboidj: Explain me in a nutshell, like Okay, who am I without saying too much and, like some of my teachers that guitar snows like people putting DJ in front of the name is kind of play it out and.


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notaboidj: don't just don't even use the name bj so I just had it was like you something that's personal and I was like I just had a lot of different ideas, but ultimately.


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notaboidj: I was like Okay, I was raised around a lot of boys and I was fighting and playing basketball and doing all the boys stuff and.


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notaboidj: When I got older and started becoming a young lady I remember them always saying and even still people will say like you're not a boy, you cannot do that, like.


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notaboidj: You know how they say it's a man's world you know, like you, can't do that you know and i'm like all my life i've been running with child fighting which are resonant which are now.


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notaboidj: You know, it sounds like you know what, but I still am, that person like do yard work go camping go hiking and go fishing and.


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notaboidj: play with books type of stuff so I was like you know what okay i'm not a boy got it.


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notaboidj: You know i'm not a boy and i'm a DJ so cool that's gonna be me, you know, and I think, even though I handle things, who would be like you're not a boy like i'm not any emotional sensitive time a person was like okay that's one thing going with it.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: I love it it's super fitting in the story is perfect, and I think that you're doing an amazing job putting off for female tj.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: This is not a man's world, this is definitely a world that is conquered dominated by so many powerful females like yourself so.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: we're super excited to have you here on the podcast so we're going to jump into a quick commercial break when we come back we're gonna talk about some of the learning lessons that you learned throughout your journey okay okay.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: And we're back with the my DJ story podcast i'm here my sister.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: Not a boy, DJ and she's telling them a story about her journey in the DJ industry so where we left off, you talked about, you know how you got your name and.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: talked about you know just your intro to the game, and I just got started real quickly and you hit the ground running.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: So talk to us a little bit about some of the learning lessons that you've learned throughout your journey one thing we like to do in this podcast is to use your story.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: To help other days in their journey, so that way they don't make the mistakes or anything that you've learned from your journey that they can use to help there so.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: What are some of the things that you know now as a DJ being here for a couple of years now, and that you wish you knew when you're first getting started.


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notaboidj: um.


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notaboidj: So what.


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notaboidj: Okay, maybe, like the most important things, I would say number one know your setup like as far as your um your.


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