How did you get into DJing?
When I was little I was always going to New York that's where my family from. Every Time I was up there I would love to listen the radio Hot97. The radio was always making me shake my head. The djs were nice. When I got older I started to follow djs like FunkFlex, DjBobby trends, and lots of other djs in New York. I decided to take djing seriously when I heard Dj Diamond Kutz from Philly’s Power 99. She inspired me the day I heard her. Everyday in highschool at a certain time I would turn her on just to listen to the music she was mixing. I always had a passion for it. I always loved listening to radio djs because streaming music it gets boring after a while so i always loved to play with music. I wanted people to see me and know who I am.
What did you do to advance your skills/knowledge?
I advanced my skill/knowledge by doing a bunch of research. My biggest goal was to learn how to scratch but before that I had to learn how to mix songs together first so I learned that first before anything. I watched a lot of youtube videos. The main videos were DJTLM and DigitalDJtips. They really helped a lot .
What did your first setup look like?
My first setup was for my controller a DJ Hercules Compact controller lol.My laptop was a HP notebook 15, and I Had no speakers at time. I wasn't really worried about speakers because I wanted to be comfortable learning how to dj first before i start investing in dj equipment.
What does your current setup look like?
My current setup now is a Pioneer Sb2 as a controller and a Numark Mixtrack pro 3 I alternate back and forth depending on the type of party. My speakers are harbingers 15” inch, They are really good speakers. My computer is a Macbook air 13 inch (2017), I have a wireless microphone system and they are gemini’s
How did you get your DJ/Artist name?
I changed my name 3 times before I came to DjYungNas. My first name was DJ Nazy Nas at first I thought it was cool when I was like 16 years old but I did some research and turns out that someone already had it so i had to change it. The next name was DJ NiJ, The reason why I chose that was because of my name Naseem i. Jonson. I just took the first letter of my name. Next was lil nas but then my friend was like “ Yo lil nas” and it hit me that this sounds like a rapper name, Im not a rapper. Then lastly I came up with DJ Yung Nas, Just saying it, it comes together perfectly, Especially when people say it, It sounds perfect. So thats how I came up with DJ Yung Nas.
If you could DJ at any 3 events/festivals what would they be?
3 events that I would love to DJ is Summer Jam for Hot97. That would be a dream come true I would also love to Dj Rolling Loud which would be really big. Lastly I would DJ for spring break concerts in MIami FL, That would be fire.
If you could DJ in any 3 cities what would they be?
If I could dj in any 3 cities It would Be New York, Los Angeles, And Miami
If you could be a tour DJ for any artist (dead or alive), who would it be?
I would dj for Travis scott his energy he brings to the concerts are just amazing. I would Dj for Gunna and lastly I would dj for Dababy.
What is your goal when you play live?
When I play live my goal is to make sure everyone is litt. I want to make sure their dancing, singing, and going crazy to the music.
What's your go to song right now?
My go to song right now is Suge By Dababy
What is your dream as a DJ?
My dream as a DJ is to Have a spot on any major market HipHop/Urban radio station
What is some advice you would give to someone with a dream to become a DJ?
It depends if their young I would say Watch videos about Instagram engagement, Practice your dj skills everyday, Remember quality over quantity, and Don’t let anything stop you, distract you from your goal, and the biggest one is please don”t procrastinate. I seen it happen to many people that could’ve been this but got influenced by other things like hanging out with the wrong crowd. Find you a Dj friend that can help stay motivated. I have always told myself that I don’t need help and this other stuff but eventually you will. You will need a team of people you can trust. Watch for people who really like what you do and for the people who are just their because they see your a success.
Where can people find you? (social media, website, etc.)
Youtube: @ Yung Nas