We had the good fortune of connecting with Dj Millz and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Dj, what is the most important factor behind your success?
Being consistent and being strategic on content and what attracts people, what they like, and what they should know as well as being a leader and knowing you have the power to not only influence but control the culture as well.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Hiphopistheculture was inspired by hip hop ,the black culture, the people who love and those who support it. Starting the idea it was never to be like any other media platform, just wanting to be original on what we present to our audience but also giving the chance for real gifts and talents to be seen and heard on a influential platform with thousands of people in tune to what’s being posted. Starting out as a DJ to moving on to other things becoming a jack of all trades and having a real love for music and the Culture. It’s never easy when you are trying to reach a certain level in your career but the experiences and knowledge is just something you can’t pay for so I cherish them all. Coming from the city of Charlottesville and state of Virginia it’s really hard to get noticed if you are not moving around outside of the state, so I took it up upon myself to be the go to person if you were trying to reach higher levels. It’s a lesson in every mistake but the lesson means nothing if you can’t recognize it. The main lesson is to stay true to yourself, stay consistent, have faith small as a mustard seed, and remember why you started in the first place even when it gets overwhelming. I love the culture of hip hop and what it has done for so many people of color, giving us a way to express ourself in many different forms. Nothing happens unless you try, having a goal is everything, being original and networking to build solid relationships is the most important thing you could do. Showing love and support really helped me get where I wanted to go, people I wanted to be around and have a chance to work with and for. Sometimes supporting somebody else’s dream while working on yours could help you achieve so many things but it has to come from the heart and you have to know what your purpose is in the mist of it all. I have had to become a jack of all trades for many reasons, but the main one would be my passion, the knowledge I’ve gained, my drive and ambition. In the business that we are in sometimes it’s not easy being a boss or a leader but no matter what the jobs has to get done by any means because that’s all that matter at the end of the day. Playing one position is kind of hard when you are filled with so many gifts and talents not to mention the things I’ve taught myself in order to stay relevant and bringing more to the table at anytime. Real hustlers have no limit.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Places I would take my company to eat:
Big Daddy’s Downtown Atlanta
Hans Chinese Food On Bankhead Kareems Fish And Chicken On The Eastside
Anything they may want to eat that they see to experience a restaurant the don’t have in their city.
Taking my company out for the nightlife:
Lacura Bar And Grill
Mirza Lounge In Lawranceville
World Famous Magic City
Blue Flame Lounge
I would Call a few people in the city to see what they have going on.
Listen To Hot1079 Or V103 to see what clubs may be Litt for the night throughout the week.
Taking my company out to do some shopping::
•South Dekelb Mall On The Eastside
•Briarcliff Plaza Shopping Center
Things to do:
•Stars and Strips Family Entertainment In Stone Mountain
•Visit MLK House
•Atlanta Hawks Game (During The Season)
•Go anywhere they my have heard of, seen via Tv, YouTube, or music videos unless the area not safe for them.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I just wanna shout out to the lord for all my health, my gifts, my talents, my hustle, my grind, my ambition, & my drive. Shout Out to my biggest supporter which is my mother who was my first investor, my OG (the one who gave me all my wisdom and guidance, my big sisters Salena who inspired me to know the platform was my new way out and Tara who has always been a major support system to help me to keep investing in the brand. Major shout out to the homies who was there when it was dark and I was at my lowest. Major shout out to my big bro and OG “Louis Bryant” aka “The Real Bstacks” for the gift through the curse, we here now, Shout out to anybody who gave me an opportunity to become who I wanted to be, do what I wanted, allow me to be in charge and have faith in my ideas, to be a leader behind the leader. Shout Out to anybody who have showed me genuine love and respect, Thank You!!!
FREE LOUIS BRYANT
FREE ATLANTA OG KK
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Millz With T.I. And @LondonJae At Big Facts Podcast Live Conversation With T.I. Photo Cred: @jaminselfmade Big Facts Podcast Baby Jade (Left End) TI (middle) Big Bank Black (Beside TI On His Left) Dj Scream ( Right End) Dj MLK (TI DJ) On Turntables Photo Cred: Courtesy Of Hiphopistheculture Shot By @Millzwiththecam @Jaminselfmade And @Londonjae Photo Cred: Courtesy Of Hiphopistheculture Shot By @Millzwiththecam