Life can offer so many opportunities and so can being a DJ. As being a radio DJ for my college radio station hosting the known rap/hip-hop P-Rice Show on 89.5fm WSKB; I love working with music and have dreams to work within the entertainment industry; now I have the opportunity to visit New York City, let alone visiting the Big Apple I will be staying in New York for a whole entire week. I have only visited New York City once and it was a day trip in which I could barely grasp the full experience within a New York minute- so now were back at it to have the “real deal” experience.
The attraction that brings my fellow DJ’s on the radio board along with myself to New York is the College Music Journalism Fest (CMJ), in which we get the inside to all the clubs and venues that be hosting the CMJ events in New York. If you aren’t familiar with the CMJ fest it is a music festival in which known and underground bands perform for a week and many college students from all around visit to network with DJ’s, promote their own DJ shows and catch a glimpse of the front and back scenes of the media/music industry. Some artists that can be seen at CMJ fest are known musical legends such as Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest; in fact I heard through a fellow DJ that Q-Tip was suppose to be at CMJ last year but was not able to make it. Myself, P-Rice, is hoping for that to be different this year because we will have our Tribe Called Quest shirt with us ready to be rocked when and or if we see Q-Tip and hoping to get a picture with him. Maybe he’s heard of the P-Rice Show- wouldn’t you think so? In all seriousness though, wouldn’t a real hip-hop DJ be hoping out of his shoes for an opportunity like this?
In preparation for our New York City trip next week, we are having a radio show dedicated to the rare, underground, independent New York Rap/Hip-Hop scene. You can tune in to our show tonight (Wednesday October 9th, 2013 here: http://tunein.com/radio/WSKB-895-s22830/) at 6-8pm (eastern), 3-9pm (pacific) if you are in the Westfield/Springfield area 89.5fm WSKB on your dial should work fine. Catch y’all on the other side of the mic and if your in New York give us a shout out! 1 Love.