With his weekly show in Sirius XM CH. 13, New York City’s DJ J Star has made a name for himself in the nightlife and music scene of his hometown. This was not easy as he had to go through a lot of hard work to complete his Audio Engineering Degree and internships. He joins us for a Q&A session filled with questions about his personal life, how he was brought up, and the present situation.
Are you still together with your childhood friends?
Absolutely yes. I know that fame and success change people and they start hanging out with new people. Most don’t keep in touch with the ones they were friends with while they were struggling and hustling. I am relieved to say that I am still good friends with the guys I grew up with within the Uptown Manhattan and The Bronx areas. They are there when I need them and so am I.
How would have your family felt if you dropped out of college?
Well, I always realized that it was my family’s dream to send me to college and see me graduate. This is why I worked hard and finished the degree. I found out that it helped get me to work at Hot 97 and 103.5 KTU. Deep down in my heart, I know that my family would still love me the same even if I had decided to drop out of college. This was still a risk that I wasn’t willing to take. Later I got a job as a mixer at Power 105.1 and in 2018, I got signed by Pitbull’s station.
Has the corporate lifestyle changed you?
Working with brands like NBA, Nike, JBL, and more has changed many parts of my lifestyle for the better. I enjoy all the perks that you can think of that come along with such deals. Even with this, I haven’t let the urge to party in my hometown die in me. I still perform at almost ten events each week in the tri-state area. My love for New York City and its people will never die. It has given me so much. I have been the DJ for the New York Knicks and the New York Nets on their events and games.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
It all depends on how much time I can spare for certain activities in the next five years. If I get the time, I will work on releasing my single track. It needs to be done with care and focus, rather than by fooling around. If I continue working on Sirius XM CH13 like I am, my goal for the next five years would be to get my daily show in the night. Nothing can be said for sure as I am always on the lookout for new opportunities and when I find them, I take them as quickly as I can.
DJ J Star has opened up about his personal life to us and shared a lot of new things. Hope that helps you know him better now!
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