New York may be the city that never sleeps, but Atlanta is where you can find one of the hardest working DJ’s in the country. That’s right. Since arriving back in Atlanta, it became clear I needed to track down, and interview, the individual known as “DJ Blak Magic.” This name has been one of the most mentioned names circling 285, and the entire Atlanta metro area, so I decided to find out what the big buzz was all about. It just so happens, DJ Blak Magic is one of the few individuals no one can seem to categorize, or place in a specific box. Put it this way, he is a tour DJ, celebrity DJ, media personality, and he happens to be what I would call, an Atlanta influencer.
You are most likely to catch him on the move. For example, one day, you may see him working with Malibu Red, the next day; you may see him putting it down for Hennessy or at an event for Maserati. One thing for sure, you will never see this DJ not putting in hard work. DJ Blak Magic has also done work for Auburn University, W Hotels, and 100 Black Men, just to name a few.
Before I go into my interview with Atlanta’s, next big impact player, I decided to do a little research, and I was very impressed. A few other accomplishments include spinning the wheels for Janelle Monae, Neyo, and touring with the “BET Music Matters Tour”, Bilal, “Kindred The Family Soul”, also opening up for DJ Jazzy Jeff. Not a shabby list at all, and from what I’ve heard, there are many others, which are not publicized due to client privacy agreements.
Lucky for me, I happen to catch DJ Blak Magic, right after he hit the stage for the “Ushers New Look Foundation” as they celebrated their 15th anniversary in Atlanta, Georgia. Yep … I’m referring to Usher Raymond, the R&B star. Along with Usher, there happen to be a nice list of celebrity’s attending the event, including producer Jermaine Dupri, rapper Ludacris, boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, Josh Kaufman, Kenny Leon, and Mayor of Atlanta, Kasim Reed. More importantly, the nonprofit organization was blessed to be celebrating its’ 15th anniversary, while hiring one of the biggest upcoming DJ’s in the ATL.
Short Interview with Dj Blak Magic
Examiner: What are your thoughts about the turnout today, and is this your first time working with the “New Look Foundation?”
DJ Blak Magic: Man, it was actually dope. I’ve been working with the “New Look Foundation” for a couple of years now, and it’s just great to see the growth and development of the organization. What’s better than people from all walks of life coming together raising 1 million dollars for a positive cause?
Examiner: How’s the music industry different, from when you first started?
DJ Blak Magic: Today, it’s no longer just about the music and traditional marketing. Today, artists have a lot of opportunities because of social media. I would say, it’s important to master using digital marketing, (Video, Facebook Instagram, etc.) and to take advantage of merchandising. More opportunities are clearly there to explore and promote music, if you are willing to work hard.
Examiner: On your website, I was able to check out a couple of your exclusive interviews with David Guetta, Pharrell Williams, Ceelo Green, RZA, Sergio Mendes, Future, 2 Chainz, Common, Ludacris, Anthony Hamilton, B.o.B. , Wiz Kahlifah, Ice T, and Young Jeezy … what else can the readers find at DJblakmagic.com?
DJ Blak Magic: Thanks for the plug … Actually, there are a few mixtape downloads along with event updates, so make sure to check it out.
Examiner: Outside of your official website, where else can the readers follow you and contact you for potential bookings?