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    LaSuria Kandi Allman Interviews Detroit Producer D.J. Los #entertainment #music @lasuria83

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    LaSuria Kandi Allman interviews Detroit Producer D.J. Los

    D.J. Los is a rap producer, writer and D.J. who has a distinct sound that he has been cultivating since a kid growing up in Detroit.

    D.J. Los was born April 23, 1972 and developed an interest in music at an early age. He often traveled with his father, Carl “Butch” Small to the Parliament/Funkadelic studio, where his dad did percussion work for the popular 1970s and 80s group. 
    D. J. Los wasted no time in displaying his talent, earning his first vocal and instrumental credit on Bootsy Collins’ 1979 album “This Boot is Made for Funkin” when he was a mere seven years old.

    D.J. Los connected to rap long before hip-hop dominated the airwaves. He was influenced by many who are now considered the godfathers of rap, like Run D.M.C., L.L. Cool J., Whodini, E.P.M.D. and Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince – all acts featuring a phenomenal DJ.

    D. J. Los also developed an interest in beat boxin, which replaced DJs in groups like The Fat Boys and Doug E. Fresh. He has incorporated beat boxin in songs he has written, including the theme song for the local television dance show called “The Scene” that aired in early 1988.

    D.J. Los continued to take the art of DJ to new levels. He began scratching records where ever he could – at Grandma’s house, the home of friends
    and at parties where the DJ knew his growing reputation as a master DJ. He received a lot of support from his father who invested in son by purchasing equipment that allowed D.J. Los to continue to perfect his sound.

    D.J. Los teamed with a talented MC called E.Z.B. and formed “E.Z.B. and D.J. Los.” The dynamic duo released “Untouchable” in 1988 on World One Records. But things took a bad turn when rap partner E.Z.B. was sent to prison in 1990.

    D.J. Los, however, was not distracted. He stayed on track and continued to develop his skills as a producer, writer and rapper. He started experimenting with his Dad’s drum machines, which set him up for a big opportunity. In 1993 when his dad received a call from Dr. Dre's Bass player Tony Green to play percussion for Death Row Records, the production collaboration of Tony Green and D.J. Los landed a song on the multi platinum album “Above the Rim” called “Got To Get My Money Rite”, which featured his boy, Lord G, on lyrics. He also has a local hit called “313” released in 2004-05.

    D.J. Los newest release is “The Dilemma” Featuring Dusty, Badd Ceed, Boss Nijeri Earth, Madd Angel, Fort Knocks, Ironside, Black Rain, and Armageddon

    What city and state did you grow up in?
    Detroit,  Michigan
    What was it like growing up in?
      It's  rough here
    Tell me some things about yourself? 
     I'm laid back, my most excitement is on stage
    Tell me about your famous father Carl "Butch" Small.
    Dad a percussionist he played for major groups such as Four Tops, Booster Collins, Death Row, the list is long.
    What inspired you to become a Producer and Dj?
    My father, most definitely,  influenced by him.
    Who was the first artist you collaborated with?
    E.Z.B. we released first full length album "Untouchable"

    As a artist do you think the music has changed from then to now?
    Yes.
    How would you categorize your style?
    Heavy influence was Dr. Dre, Jazzy Jeff, Just Blaze. For beats, Eric Sermon.
    What if any message do you try to relay to the audience?
    I am a creative force
     What would you change about the music industry from an executive stand point?
    More Diversity
    What do you think attributed to the change from consciousness of the early 80's to the gangster era of today?
    Propaganda, media, East vs West.
    What are your thoughts about the way the artists are presenting themselves?
     My era would not approve
     What would you consider to be your big break that get your foot in the door mainstream?
    This something that is in my blood.
    How long have you been a Producer and D.J.?
    Los.
    What are your goals for the future?
    Continue being a creative force. I'm in love with the culture.
    16. Kandi.   Do you have any shows/album/videos coming up?
     Moments from now and last night at the Masonic Temple
    Are there any artists that you would like to collaborate with?
     Eminem, Royse da 5'9, Red Man, Kendrick Lamar,  J. Cole
    So your fans can follow you what social media sites are you on?
    All of them
    Are you involved in any social or political groups?
    No, Israelite
    Are there any youth or community programs that you are involved in?
    No, but when they call me, we do Have Dilla Day ( Slum Village ) every year in February.
    Are there any challenges that you have dealt with and you have  overcame?
    Stage fright
     Are you interested in making movies?
    Yes, I did a little acting, my uncle Ron Banks was in the process of making a movie before he died. We would have intimate talks about life.
     Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
    Same thing I am doing now
    What advice would you give to young men today who are suffering from injustices?
    There is a silent way to be a rebel. Contain yourself,  you have to be wise and cunning.
    What advice do you give to aspiring artists who are trying to get into the music industry Put yourself in position to acquire these connections. Apply yourself diligently,  and build your brand.
     Image is 90% of your success.
    I would like to thank you for this very powerful interview. I look forward to future interviews with you. Much Success in all of your endeavors. God bless you. 





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