Title: Deejay, Producer and Songwriter
Location: Washington, D.C.
Timing is everything. Age is nothing but a number, and DJ Young Music is the prodigy you never saw coming.
If the young and mighty love him for his ability to connect with the pulse of a new generation, older, less established vets might attempt to avoid the unavoidable – takeover. Like it or not, DJ Young Music is here to stay and if the last year of his burgeoning career are but a testament to his determination, he will almost certainly supersede forethoughts of his potential in years to come.
Since emerging as a mainstay in the music industry and on the streets of Metro DC, DJ Young Music has established a knack for being “the youngest to” do whatever he sets his mind to. A triple threat mogul in the making (deejay, producer and songwriter) and the youngest to ever sign a worldwide distribution deal with eOne Entertainment and NSUC Entertainment Group – he is the choice of the new millennium. Having assembled a top notch team of artists and producers at his DYMG Entertainment imprint, while scoring the success of his own syndicated radio show, he is truly an undeniable talent.
Most recently, the 19-year-old landed a deal to become the youngest DJ to ever join the stable of Superadio’s massive network. Superadio Networks boasts a database that distributes 40 radio programs through 725 stations, 150 of them based in top 50 markets. A mega deal for DJ Young Music, the agreement will boost Young Music’s weekly audience to an estimated 30 million.
Before the ink was dry, Superadio Networks announced an agreement with DJ Young Music to syndicate “Streetz! Slow Lane” – a daily one-hour mix show that mixes the best new, recurrent and old school slow jams from the likes of Drake, Aaliyah, Chris Brown, Dru Hill, Jhene Aiko, Jeremiah, Jodeci, Marsha Ambroius, R. Kelly, Mary J. Blige and more – uncut and uninterrupted. “Streetz! Slow Lane” is targeted to Urban and Rhythmic radio stations that have all but abandoned the traditional “quiet storm” format.
“Being a part of the Superadio family is very exciting and it is a true blessing to be working with a team that believes in me,” said DJ Young Music. “‘People turn up most of the time. You can’t turn up all the time. But we all need to slow down; bump ballads and mid-tempos every now and then. That’s what ‘Streetz Slow Lane’ is all about.”
Given his history and reputation for developing popular music and formidable relationships with radio execs coast-to-coast, the highly respected talent set his sights on 6extending his radio presence across a variety of genres that will include Top 40, R&B, and Hip Hop, among others.
When he isn’t in the studio, DJ Young Music is either brokering deals or producing hits such as “Pull Up On The Block” with the likes of iLoveMemphis. A glimpse into the lifestyle of a modern tycoon, the visual of the song finds DJ Young Music flexing in a Maserati – now his norm.
“At the end of the day, my goal is to be the next Diddy,” he says. “I’m the youngest to ever do it. You look at the facts. Who else is doing it at 19? Not just 19, but a fresh 19? Who else doing it like me?”
Known as “The Streetz Representer” in radio circles for his music wherewithal and undeniable connection to the streets. As such, he has landed primetime mixshows in markets that include his hometown (WPGC 95.5 FM), Savannah, GA (E93 WEAS), Rochester, NY (WDKX 103.9 FM), Myrtle Beach, SC (WDAI 98.5 KISS) and Wilmington, NC (Coast 97.3).
In little to no time his efforts have proved fruitful, with the recent signings of two of the DMV’s most coveted artists, in rapper Ant Glizzy and breakout R&B crooner SHADE – the latter of which debuted a top 5 record on Media Base charts, alongside Rihanna, Drake and Jeremih.
DJ Young Music’s meteoric rise through 2016 wouldn’t be complete without the potential to conquer new territory. Since being crowned by Live Nation/Scream Nation as the DMV’s MADD DJ victor, he gladly accepted a one-night invitation to warm up the crowd on Chris Brown’s “X Tour.” Unsurprisingly, that opportunity led to bookings on several dates of Brown’s subsequent “One Hell of a Nite Tour.”
The success therein allowed for opportunities to share the stage with the likes of T.I., Migos, Fetty Wap, Omarion, French Montana, Kid Ink, Sevyn Streeter, Jidenna, Jazmine Sullivan and a host of others.
When he isn’t traveling cross-country or brokering mega deals, DJ Young Music is all about his community. Most notably, his philanthropic efforts were evidenced by a recent DJ demonstration at Children’s National Health System in DC. There he was lauded for his desire to give back and ability to trigger an undeniable connection with the patients and their families.
It goes without saying that his list of accomplishments reads like the well thought out manuscript of a music savant, destined for greatness. And he did it all before walking the stage as an honor student in May, 2015.
With his future literally at his fingertips, time will only tell if the world can handle his truth.