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As President of Slip-N-Slide DJs and Chairman of the United DJ Alliance, Troy2DaVent is a DJ advocate in the south Florida area. With the management help of G.H.O.S.T. Ent., Troy is also putting out his own songs like the recent “Lambo Life” featuring Frank Lini, Papa Duck, Brisco, Ice Berg, and Mike Bless. Let everybody know what you do. I’m the streets’ A&R. I’m President of SlipN-Slide DJs and Chairman of the United DJ Alliance. How did you become President of Slip-NSlide DJs? I started out doing intern work at Slip-N-Slide Records. They formed a DJ coalition and I became the leader. I was hard worker. I was always in the streets and around club and radio DJs. Do you DJ yourself or do you play more of a business role? I started off as a radio personality and learned how to be a club DJ. But I don’t like to call myself a regular DJ because nowadays, a 2010 DJ is an A&R. We as DJs promote our own shows, email blast artists, and push artists, and that’s what an A&R does. What artists have you worked with? Probably everybody on our label. I just did a video called “Lambo Life” featuring Frank Lini, Papa Duck, Brisco, Ice Berg, and a new artist on Slip-N-Slide, Mike Bless. Right now the video is on Worldstar and other websites, but we’re in the process of getting it on [TV]. How did the “Lambo Life” video come about? You got everyone on the track? I represent a management company called G.H.O.S.T. Ent., which stands for Goin Hard Off B-30 // OZONE MAG

Street Tactics. This was a single I wanted to do and they helped back it. I wanted to put the up-and-coming artists from Florida together on the same track. The term “Lambo Life” is symbolic of living the fast life. What other projects do you have in the works? I’m working on another single called “Death Before Dishonor.” I can’t say who all is gonna be on it, but I have my choice of a few artists. What about on the DJing side of things? What are you goals with that? I represent the new side of DJs. I’m a big DJ advocate. I believe DJs are not respected as much as they should be. I just try to get us the credit we deserve. About how many DJs belong to the coalitions you represent? The Slip-N-Slide DJs have over 600 DJs. The United DJ Alliance is made up of a bunch of coalitions like Slip-N-Slide DJs, Superstar DJs, Sniper Squad DJs, Street Connect DJs, Sucker Proof DJs. What are some things you’re responsible for handling within those organizations? With the United DJ Alliance I organize the communication. I call the leaders of each DJ crew and organize conference calls. We also did the Red Carpet/A&R event in Tampa at Club Sky. Do you have any parties or events going on Memorial Day Weekend? I’ll be at Café Iguana on the 30th. We’ve got Plies coming to Okeechobee, FL on the 29th. Do you have a website? www.Troy2DaVent.com

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