Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
I started out djing in clubs across South Beach in Miami, Florida, in the inner city, and up the coast of South Florida by my given name Deejay Dunn. I slowly began to invest time in producing my own beats to mix into my live sets. After some time, I began to receive recognition for the new sound I was crafting that had a mix between Miami bass and trap.
I made some dope beats for some slip-n-side records artists and started to be welcomed into studios across the city. As I was welcomed into these studios, my opinion became more valued and I started to be looked to for guidance of what I thought brought a dope sound. A few times I would jump on the mic and sort of giving an example of cadences and flows and in this process, people started to push me to become my own artist.
From there the rest is history, I put out my first ep, Aepbyroach, and quickly followed it up with my second Don’t Come For Me that was hosted by the legendary DJ Scream of Hoodrich entertainment and Hoodrich Radio.
Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this?
Recently I made a song with the legendary Hot Boy Turk, of the Hot Boys, cash money records.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
Never stop trying new things, be genuine to the moments in your life and the feelings you are experiencing.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
Merty Shango. A close friend of mine who I shared studio time with continuously. First heard me freestyling and rehearsing cadences in the studio under my breath. He asked to speak up so he could hear it and told me not to whisper anymore, the shit was dope.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
I hope so.
Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
The past is the past, don’t dwell on it. It’s particularly real for me because I did a ten-year prison stint as a teenager and I could have been mad at the world or settled for being nothing but an ex-con for the rest of my life, at this point I don’t even think of it much anymore. I’m over and past that, I’m focused on a throne, not a cell.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
I’m adjnamedroach on all platforms.