DJ 3D Kolaiah Bey
Main selector of Ice Box International Sound; DJ 3D is not just a Deejay, but a Music Producer / Promoter based out of Staten Island, NY.
Born in 1972 in Brooklyn, NY, DJ 3D has a passion to attain the latest and rarest records which makes him a unique music collector.
He started spinning at Port Richmond High School basketball games in the 80's, and has performed at various venues from New York City to California.
DJ 3D is always working producing mixes and promoting talents from various artists. His purpose is to play and produce music with meaningful lyrics to touch and inspire audiences of all ages. He can be heard on www.zionhighness.com, www.liberated.com & www.iceboxradio.com His show always reflects his personality, knowledge, and love for reggae music.
Always blasting the heavy dub plates from artists like Dawn Penn, Frankie Paul, and Johnny Osbourne, DJ 3D Kolaiah - The Voice of Jah, brings the positive conscious vibes to the party everywhere he plays. His primary desire is to promote and spread the hidden message behind the lyrics and is keen on playing tunes from worldwide artists, provided they have a positive message to transmit to the nations.
Check DJ 3D of Icebox Intl Live every Thursday, Friday & Saturday 6AM- 8AM EST Saturday 7pm - 10PM Sunday 3 Pm - 6 Pm @ www.zionhighness. Wednesday 6 Pm - 8 Pm www.liberatedradio.com. Saturday www.iceboxradio.com 12 Noon - 2 Pm
Queen Mecca, now residing in NJ, has taken the conscious music community by storm.
Starting her Hip-Hop venture at the age of 12, she continues her mission of promoting the conscious side of music.
In 1995 she touched her 1st piece of vinyl taught by DJ Sun Black of Brooklyn NY. Having the natural knack, she decided to step back into the Lyricist scene dropping the hit "Be True" while with BlakOut Records, "Big Daddy" while with Roll Playaz Inc, and "What's Wrong" with G.I.P. Ent.
Since launching Royal Court Entertainment in 2004 & Pure Reality Sounds in 2006, Queen Mecca has stepped back into the Selector scene in 2007 adding to her lyrical journey.
Queen Mecca has worked with various artists in different capacities over the years including: Macguyver, Bigg Redd, Ant Geez, Rav Maseratti, Avalanche, Urgent, Dainjamental, The Roll Playaz, Drastik,Omega Ice,Bongo Kanny and a host of DJz, producers and promoters.
Queen Mecca is now working on album number 2 due to release 2017.
You can currently find Queen Mecca on LiberatedRadio.com , Zionhighness.com , IceBoxRadio.com or somewhere in NY/NJ in the Culture Community.
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..DJ Freedom Sound of his real name luc postic was born in beziers 30.06.1972. where he lives his passion for music since his teenage years. He performs as a DJ in the South of France. the Mediterranean. A real musical cocktail with multiple combinations. The songs are performed in, English, reggae dancehall..On can be heard on www.zionhighness.com..www.omyradio.net..https: //lucpostic.wixsite.com/radio-selecta ... Its show always reflects his personality, his knowledge and his love for reggae music ...
DJ Empress Start A Fyah has been playing all the old but gold reggae songs, Up to the latest culture tracks. She also spins different types of music. Everything she plays, she gives it her all.
The party moves to the tune of the deejay’s (DJ) beat. The crowd either embraces the DJ’s vibe or resents his very presence. Regardless of the collective partygoer response, at the end of the night the DJ packs and loads the table, the mixers, the speakers, the headphones and then drives away with the mindset of reinventing himself for the next event.
For Shenise “DJ Kiddo” Thomas, there is no walking away after the party. In fact, there is not even the action of loading up her beloved equipment after an event.
Since 2011, she has been responsible for the energetic musical entertainment at countless parties and events. She picks a corner conducive to her equipment, she puts on her headphones and she goes to work. At the end of the night, however, the same chair from which Thomas DJs is the chair that she is rolled in to an awaiting car.
Thomas has Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a genetic disease affecting the part of the nervous system that controls voluntary muscle movement. While her mind is as sharp as can be, her body doesn’t afford her the physical movement that is second nature for most people around her.
As a toddler, Thomas would pull herself up alongside her family’s living room couch. She would move around, but she remembers walking and then falling. Her progress with walking was stalled and she would revert to crawling. At just three years old, Thomas was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy.
Growing up in Dixon’s Prince Hall Apartments (South Dallas) encouraged Thomas to get to moving around as best she could. There was simply no time to sit around and sulk about her reality.
“When my friends wanted to go out and play they would knock on our door and ask my mother if I could come,” Thomas recalls. “They would come in and roll me right on out and we would hang out and play for hours.”
Having people around who saw her and all that she had to offer, as opposed to her physical limitations has always helped Thomas to embrace who she is. Her personality and her humor are infectious. Her hustle she credits to her mother Sheila.
Born in November of 1984, Thomas was ready to begin school right on schedule. Unfortunately her neighborhood elementary school (Rhodes) was not equipped for a wheelchair bound student at the time. Thomas instead had to attend Dunbar Elementary. It was in elementary school that Thomas first learned how tough and resilient she could become.
“I wasn’t considered to be normal,” explains Thomas. “They put me in special education classes.”
When Thomas would look around at the children in the special education classes (some completely incapable of communicating or moving), she knew she didn’t belong there.
“My mother insisted I be removed from those classes,” says Thomas. “They ran tests and immediately realized that there was nothing wrong with my mind.”
Thomas was removed from special education classes quickly and from that point on she was always in classes with the general population – where she belonged.
After Dunbar, Thomas would continue to attend school in South Dallas. She has fond memories of Pearl C. Anderson Middle School. Thomas smiles brightly when she recalls her time spent at Lincoln High School, from where she graduated in 2003.
Life choices haven’t always been the most constructive for Thomas. Like some of her peers in Dixon, she found herself spending a lot of time on the block.
“For years I was just out there on the corner from sun up to sundown,” admits Thomas. “I would roll to the corner store and rain or shine, I would sit outside and do what gets done at the corner store.”
Regardless of the time spent on the block, Thomas always had books with her. She was always studying something. One day a friend from the neighborhood looked at her as she sat outside of the store and he told her: “you know you’re so much smarter than this – you need to find something to do.”
That voice of reason was none other than 7 Tha Great, a very popular rapper from Dixon as well.
Almost immediately Thomas began thinking about how she could lead a life she was more proud of. She remembered how much she used to study magazines about DJing that a friend’s father gave to her growing up. She began to revisit the art of DJing and would soon confide in a friend that she had an interest in becoming a DJ.
It was mid 2011 when that friend, a man named Pie showed up to Thomas’s home with equipment in tow. The night after she expressed her interested he came knocking on her door.
“He just showed up with all of the main stuff and told me it was for me,” says Thomas. “I didn’t even know how to use everything, but I was determined to teach myself.”
As the year 2011 progressed, Thomas went around volunteering her services as a DJ to earn potential business. Her first paid gig was in early 2012 and paid $100.
People were beginning to show her a great deal of confidence and supporting her business. Soon she took on the persona Kiddo, a name affectionately given to her by an instructor at ATI Career Training Center. It is important to note that Thomas graduated in 2007 with certification in Business Administration Technology.
DJ Kiddo was determined to master the art of DJing. Countless nights were spent studying on YouTube. She reached out to DJs all over the city and state. Some were both supportive and helpful. Others simply offered their support.
Popular DJ’s Static, RoRo and Dupri have been some of the most constant supporters and mentors for Kiddo’s career. It was DJ Dupri (Vice President of Campus Kingz), a coalition of DJs who Kiddo contacted with a personalized mix back in 2014. Kiddo was soon after invited to a Downtown Dallas car show where DJ Dupri announced DJ Kiddo’s induction as a member of Campus Kings.
DJ Kiddo receives messages often from supporters. YOU DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH YOU INSPIRE ME seems to be the most consistent sentiment.
“I’m living to inspire these days,” says Thomas. “DJing saved my life, but I know that I won’t be able to do it forever.”
Over time the muscles deteriorate with her condition and there is currently no cure. In high school, Shenise as her Lincoln teachers called her could raise her hand effortlessly in class - now she can’t. A year ago DJ Kiddo could lift her arms moreso than she can today.
“I’m fully dependent now,” she says still in an upbeat tone. “Getting into the bed is not just up to me anymore.”
Thomas relies heavily on the assistance of her manager and her life partner Dinesha. “I owe a great deal of my success to her,” assures Thomas. “If not for her I could very well still be hanging out in the streets.”
The technical side of DJing that most people will never bother to learn causes DJ Kiddo some real effort. Her hands and her wrists don’t move as fast as she wants them to, which can make it difficult when it comes to “scratching.”
“Some DJs say you aren’t doing it if you aren’t scratching,” laughs Thomas. “Whatever I can’t do – I find something else that I can do and I dominate that.”
“Life expectancy isn’t very long for people with my condition,” reflects Thomas. “I don’t take any day or anything I’m given for granted.”
While Thomas says that becoming a DJ saved her life, she doesn’t believe it was her so-called calling.
“It’s the plug, but it isn’t the socket,” she jokes. “It’s not my purpose, but it connects me to people.”
That’s what she wants – to always be an inspiration to people. She can’t walk, but she has covered so much ground in her 32 years on this earth. She can’t get up and dance, but she can move people. She can’t throw her arms up in sure elation anymore, but she can make you do it.
“I’ll DJ until I can’t move,” says Thomas. “I’m preparing myself for other things – hopefully I’ll always be able to talk.” Developing her entertainment company On Go Entertainment is Thomas’ next venture.
Shenise “DJ Kiddo” Thomas wants people to know her story, but she doesn’t use her story. Don’t call her handicap and don’t do her any favors.
“People have always pushed me,” she smiles. “Not my chair.”
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