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DJ KWEST ILLBREW ORIGINAL

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Derek Scantlebury aka DJ Kwest is known in the industry since 2001 rocking the ill Brew Radio Show. Spinning since 1980, he got his first got his passion when his uncle gave him a pair SLBD1s and a GLI PMX 9000 at the age of 11. He received his first pair of 12s as a graduation gift from Junior High at the age of 14. He was first known as DJ Crackhead because he’s always on a mission for new records and the next music fix, thus changing his name to DJ Kwest. Majoring in Sociology at BMCC to become a better DJ, his knowledge and education has got him to spin at major clubs such as Tiki Room, Russell Simmons’ Phat Farm Monday Nights@Lotus, Society 5, Mission, Mad 28, Light NYC and Vegas as well as The West Hamptons.

 

He has played with the likes of DJ Dummy, Roc Raida, DJ S&S, King Uprock, Evil Dee, DJ Ace&Much Finesse, DJ E-Grand and DJ AV and worked with some of hip-hop’s legends such as Cosmo D, King Uprock, Jazzy Jace, Magneto and Mix Master Shake.

 

His inspirations are Timmy Regisford, Louie Vega, Cassio Ware, Cajmere, The Latin Rascals and the great Scott Blackwell.

 

From rock to hip hop to house, DJ Kwest has been known to play almost anything and everything, giving to name his company, Phat Blends, Inc.

 

He was also one of the first original instructors at Scratch DJ Academy in New York.

 

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Afeni Shakur returns to the Ancestors

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Afeni Shakur (born Alice Faye Williams; January 10, 1947 – May 2, 2016) was an American music businesswoman, philanthropist, political activist and Black Panther. She was the mother of the late rapper Tupac Shakur

PEACH: FLORIDA’S THE BEST KEPT SECRET

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Hailing from Orlando, Florida born under the astrological sign of Leo (The Queen), Peach has been singing since her early childhood. At the tender age of four she totally shocked all in attendance at Pleasantview Missionary Baptist Church when she entered into their local talent show. Everyone was so surprised that such a strong voice could come from this young child. From there she would go on under the guise of two of her most endeared teachers, Mr. Notary and Mrs. Wadsworth to study many different styles of music including Calypso, Rock, pop, jazz, musicals and songs from Disney soundtracks. Her love of music led her to begin writing poems, and then hooks and eventually complete lyrical compositions.

Throughout her early years in high school her love for music remained but the passion had somehow began to fade as she experienced the issues that adolescents have to deal with. However, by the time that she graduated those very experiences would serve as a catalyst for her return to song writing and performing. To this day she credits her inspiration for writing and performing from all types of music, sounds, past and current situations and just plain old everyday living.  As one listens to her compositions the listener may easily find a song for every mood and situation they may come across. As she delivers each of her selections with heartfelt emotion, passion and exuberance that only experience can provide. In her spare time she loves to write, read books, and exercise.

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