Remember when that new DJ Clue or Ron G mix used to drop and you ran up to the spot with your $5 like “Yo lemme get that” lol, rap was cool then! Hell all hip hop really was at that time was about being cool. That was when northern rappers dominated southern radio airwaves, that’s back before DJs like Drama and Khalid took over with the southern hip hop artist trap style of music… before Little John got “Crunk”!
Now though, the time for the new style and era of DJ has begun… Meet DJ Derrick Geeter!
DJ Derrick Geeter is one of the finest at his craft in the Carolinas! Coming up with over 140+ of signature brand mixtapes which include all of the latest music from the most favorable mainstreaming artists, DJ Derrick Geeter has also implemented the practice of allowing local talented artists a chance to prove themselves by reserving PAID slots on a mix with the mainstreams finest which has led to numerous opportunities for the indie artists.
For that DJ Derrick Geeter is MilliUp appreciated!
So when asked why he likes what he does here’s what DJ Derrick Geeter had to say, and I quote:
MY NAME IS DERRICK MILLS AKA DJ DERRICK GEETER FROM NEW BERN NORTH CAROLINA. IM A DJ WITH NITRAM KNARF DJS AND LEGION OF MUZIK.
AND ALSO A GRAPHIC DESIGNER THAT RUNS NJOYGFX GRAPHICS COMPANY. I HAVE HAD A LOVE FOR MUSIC FROM A VERY EARLY AGE .. STARTING WITH
LISTENING TO MOTOWN MUSIC FROM MY FATHER .. SUCH AS TEMPATIONS , 4 TOPS , SAM COOK AND SO ON. AFTER BEING INTRODUCED TO KID GROUPS
LIKE KRISS KROSS AS A YOUTH I WAS HOOKED ON HIP HOP MUSIC IN GENERAL ..AND THEN IN MIDDLE SCHOOL AT WEST CRAVEN MIDDLE SCHOOL , I PURCHASED
A CASSETE TAPE THAT CHANGED MY LIFE .. WU-TANG CLAN : 36 CHAMBERS .. , AFTER LISTENING TO THE MATERIAL I WAS IN LOVE WITH THE FACT
HIP HIP COULD BE USED AS A LEARNING TOOL AS WELL.. AND I HAD A WHOLE NEW RESPECT FOR THE CRAFT .. AND AFTER SHARING MY WALKMAN WITH
STUDENTS ..I REALIZED I COULD RECORD CASSETE TAPES FOR A SMALL PROFIT WHILE SPREADING THE KNOWLEDGE FROM HIP HOP.. I WAS IN IT FOR LIFE.
AS I GREW UP , I MOVED ON TO CD’Z AND BEING THE LOCAL GO TO GUY TO GET YOUR MUSIC .. FROM DOPEBOYZ TO CHURCH FOLKS WERE MY CLIENTELE .,
AFTER I GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL IN 2001 FROM WEST CRAVEN HIGH SCHOOL , I DECIDED TO PERSUE AN ARTIST CAREER IN MUSIC WHILE I WAS GOING
TO SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION AND ART IN RALEIGH NC TO ACHEIVE A DEGREE IN GRAPHIC DESIGN , AFTER LINKING WITH A FEW ARTISTS AND DOIN MUSIC
I JUST FELL MORE INTO THE GAME FROM SEEING THE BUISNESS SIDE TO IT , IT WAS AN EXPERIENCE THAT JUST MADE ME FEEL LIKE I WAS MADE TO BE
IN THE MUSIC BUISNESS SOMEHOW SOME WAY.
COMING BK HOME AFTER MY 2 YEAR WERE COMPLETED IN SCHOOL ..I REALLY HAD NO DIRECTION TO WHAT I WOULD DO WITH MY NEW CAREER FAR AS DESIGN GOES
, SO I FELL BK INTO A FEW OF MY OLD WAYS WHICH LED ME TO A LIFE OF CRIME AND A FEW JAIL STAYS , THIS WENT ON FOR 7 OR 8 YEARS .. UNTIL I REALIZED
I WAS IN A NO WIN SITUATION .. SO I DECIDED I WOULD GO BK TO MY FIRST LOVE … WHICH IS MUSIC. SO I STARTED DOIN MY OWN MIXTAPES OF JUST MY FAVORITE
SONGS JUST TO HEAR THEM FOR MYSELF.. , BUT WHEN PEOPLE RODE AROUND WITH ME.. BY THE TIME WE GOT TO OUR DESTINATION THEY WERE BEGGING ME TO GIVE THEM
THAT CD STRAIGHT OUT THE PLAYER.. , SO I LEARNED HOW TO GET MY ONLINE PRESENCE STARTED .. STARTING WITH DATPIFF.COM , AFTER JUST POSTING MY TAPE LINKS
ON SOCIAL MEDIA..I WAS AMAZED AT PEOPLES FEEDBACK.. AND I KEPT DOIN THEM .. ALMOST DROPPING ONE EVERY NIGHT FOR 2 MONTHS .. , EVENTUALLY MY WIFE TOLD ME
YOU SHOULD REALLY DO SOMETHING WITH YOUR GIFT … , SO AFTER LEARNING HOW TO TURN IT INTO A BUISNESS.. I REALIZED I ALSO HAD ANOTHER GIFT AND WHOLE DEGREE
I WAS NOT USING .. AND LEARNED TO INCORPERATE IT WITH MUSIC AS WELL BY DOIN ARTWORK FOR MY TAPES ..WITCH BIRTHED NJOYGFX.
EVENTUALLY AFTER MONTHS OF WORK JUST TO PLEASE FANS … DJ BARRY BEE .. A LEGEND OF MIXTAPE MAKING IN NC REACHED OUT TO ME .. AND RESPECTED MY WORK ETHIC SO MUCH
HE TOLD ME TO KEEP WORKING AND YOU MIGHT EARN A SPOT WITH NITRAM KNARF DJS … , WELL LETS JUST SAY .. I DROPPED SOMUCH MATERIAL IT WAS EVIDENT I WAS NOT GOING NOWHERE
AND WAS CREATING A BUZZ WITH MY WORK .. I WAS SENT A NITRAM KNARF LOGO AND TOLD WELCOME TO THE TEAM .. ,
ONCE APART OF THE NITRAM KNARF DJS TEAM … I STARTED FOCUSING ON THE TALENT NC HAD TO OFFER ..AND JUST REMEMBERED THE TYPE OUTLETS I NEEDED WHEN I WAS AN ARTIST
AND TRYED TO PROVIDE THAT TO THOSE UP AND COMING IN NC. .. AS TIME HAS GONE BY.. I HAVE BUILT AN EMPIRE OF GREAT NC TALENT AND TOP NOTCH ARTWORK FOR THE SAKE OF MY GREAT STATE.
2 YEARS LATER I HAVE 140 PLUS MIXTAPES ONLINE .. COUNTLESS GRAPHICS AND PROMO PEICES FROM MY BUISNESS ..AND IM JUST GETTING STARTED!!! (Unquote lol)
The independent artist needs more opportunities like the ones that DJ Derrick Geeter offers, hell the music industry itself needs to offer the independent artists more DJ Derrick Geeters!
His name is DJ Derrick Geeter you can find him all over DATPIFF.COM just check for his name and when you do hit him up for those slots!
Catch DJ Derrick Geeter on all available social media platforms @DJDERRICKGEETER
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