DJ Chubby Chub Exclusive with Justice Lane.
Justice lane - For everybody listening, we have DJ Chubby Chub on the line with us right now! We know you been in the game for awhile now, so when was the moment you decided you wanted to be a DJ?
DJ Chubby chub - It was very odd, around the time I started dj-ing when I lived in The Bronx, I didn’t really know I wanted to be a DJ, I just loved music. I would have to say when I was outside in a park and I seen a DJ from the area and he was entertaining the crowd, and that made me think, “I need to be apart of this.”
Justice lane - Wow! And how long ago was that?
DJ Chubby chub - I’d say about 20, 25 years ago
Justice lane - So today, why do you think a lot of DJ’s have moved away from co-signing artists or breaking new music?
DJ Chubby chub - I don’t think a lot of DJ’s have moved away from it, I just think a lot of DJ’s haven’t found the right people that they wanna co-sign.
Justice lane - With that being said, you’re 50 Cent’s official tour DJ - How did you link up with 50?
DJ Chubby chub - Well there was an audition and I went and that’s how I got it (laughs) you know I already had a release with him, and I was breaking his music in Boston and on the radio, I was one of the first people that was doing that before a lot of people were. I was just playing mixtape cuts.
Justice lane - I know you’ve seen the music industry music style change and from a DJ perspective, what do you think about it, and being in the game for 20 years, how do you feel about it?
DJ Chubby chub - I mean, hip hop is different, it’s definitely different from nineties hip-hop, it’s a different lifestyle. Back then it was different for every other reason, it was more lyrical and more being a teacher to the rap game, now it’s more “this is a lifestyle” and it’s more having fun and partying and people are dancing, you know you can't really take away from what used to be and what is now.
Justice lane - Thank you joining me, I hope everybody’s listening, especially with the knowledge that you have. What would you tell other DJ’s looking to come up to be successful to where you are today?
DJ Chubby chub - The best thing is being yourself and always knowing that you’re happy with you and what you present and what you’re going to give the world and what you offer is what stands by what you create.
Justice lane - Do you have any advice for artists about how they would go about having a DJ like yourself breaking their record and getting their music to someone like you?
DJ Chubby chub - Don’t stop - keep sending your music out to every DJ, every DJ has his own ear and eventually someone is gonna say “you have what it takes” and if you don’t and they don’t get right back to you, don’t stop, keep going. A lot of people give up, they think cuz they make one record that’s what they have is that one record, it’s not true. You gotta keep coming up with different songs, you gotta come up with creative thoughts about what you want people to hear about and who you are as an artist.
Justice lane - Very True. I see that one of your mentors has been (coming up with DJ Clark Kent??) do you have any other DJ’s or inspirational people that when you first started you looked up to or wanted to work with?
DJ Chubby chub - When I grew up, there was DJ’s like Grandmaster Flash, everybody wanted to be Flash, everybody wanted to be like Kid Capri, everybody wanted to have their own style, and I was surrounded with a lot of Dj’s like SNS , Craig G, (Dower?) , doing what they were doing and we was doing all together at the same time was mixtapes, but as far as a lot of DJ’s , I look up to a lot of DJ’s because every DJ has their own niche and their own gift of what they brought to the table as being a DJ. Not everybody is going to say they played off records, not everybody is gonna say they had turntables, but every DJ has their own gift they just gotta know what to give to people, you can't play for yourself you gotta play for the people. And me personally, I play for women, you need to play for women more than anything (Laughs)
Justice lane - Well thank you, thank you (Laughs)
Justice lane - Before I let you go, please tell us all where we can find you on social media for you and 50’s movement?
DJ Chubby chub - All social media @djchubbychub holla at me!
Justice lane - Any shoutouts you would like to give?
DJ Chubby chub - I would like to give a shout out to you Justice, thanks for having me on the show, and shout out to everybody that’s tuned in and rocking out, we appreciate you and make sure everyday counts!
Justice lane - Thank you! Yes and everybody tuned in, make sure to check out DJ Chubby Chub and his movement!! I support you and 50 and the movement with it. feel free to come back so we can keep the fans updated. Thank you again for joining me!!
DJ Chubby chub - You’re welcome, thank you for having me!