THOSE WHO HATE YOU DON'T HATE YOU BUT HATE THE ONE WHO CREATED YOU. IF PEOPLE WOULD JUST THINK ABOUT FOR A MINUTE AND REALLY THINK ABOUT WHAT THEY ARE HATING ON THEY WILL COME TO REALIZE THAT THERE IS NO REASON TO HATE. EVERYONE GETS A TURN, IT MIGHT NOT BE YOUR SEASON JUST YET NO MATTER HOW LONG YOU MAY HAVE BEEN DOING SOMETHING, IT COULD JUST BE THE PERSON WHO IS TO PULL YOU UP HASN'T GOT IN PLACE YET. PATIENCE IS THE KEY TO EVERYTHING#1GOWEALLGO#DJLIFE#THECOMEUP#PILIERRECORDS#iAMMYBROTHERSKEEPER#LOVE#JOY#PEACE#MINDSET#STRICKLYBUSINESSNOTHINGPERSONAL
DYMONDKUTZ IS THE OWNER AND OPERATOR OF DYMOND MINE ENTERPRISES , DYMONDMINE RADIO AND DYMONDKUTZ CREATIVE GRAPHICS DESIGN. ALONG WITH HIS WIFE THE VP MRS. ; DYMOND. ALONG WITH HIS WIFE THE VP MRS. ; DYMOND. HE IS AN INTERNATIONAL MIXOLOGIST DJ, CURRENTLY BEING PLAYED IN PARIS,FRANCE AND THE UK. HE HAS INSIDE THE MINE MAGAZINE, CLOTHING LINE(KUTZ CLOTHING) A BOOK AND AN ENTERTAINMENT FACILITY THAT IS IN THE MAKING. WE HAVE PARTNERSHIP WITH PILIER' RECORDS BROWN SUGAR PRODUCTIONS AND A TASTE OF GOLD PRODUCTIONS. WE ARE ALSO AFFILIATED WITH CORDIAL RECORDS, VICKIE WINANS, UNCLE REESE, TIM BOWMAN,HOWARD HEWITT, TONY TERRY, BISHOP RANCE ALLEN, KELLY PRICE, TY TRIBETT AND MS. PATTI LA BELLE JUST TO NAME A FEW.
No matter what your facing, push through even if it may seem hard.There are folks who are attached to us and when we stop it can cause confusion. We as a people are not here for us but for those who are tied to us. Helping others eases the pain, stress, anxiety and whatever else we may be facing, so reach out to someone and lend a hand or two and let the light of God find you and he will take away whatever it may be that your facing.
Words of encouragement to you all. With Love
Dymondkutz enjoy your day
I want to show my fellow DJ's some love and that I've been hearing your complaints. The reason why people are disrespecting DJ's today is because their are so many who claim to be hungry but don't want to wait in line for their time, so they under cut the seasoned DJ who does this for a living. When you under bid your showing disrespect to yourself and the craft. It's not just about the night of the event, it's also about how much time you put in before the event. You have DJ's who only touch their equipment once and awhile due to it's a hobby and a gig or two is just a plus. The seasoned DJ lives on he's equipment.
Then you have DJ's who are on the radio who get booked on a regular, due to the exposure they get from the station. Some stations don't pay their DJ's due to they get the exposure. They treat them as an intern and most of these DJ's start branding themselves, getting sponsors, becoming producers.
People look at DJ's now like why should I pay a seasoned DJ $800 to $1500 and you don't do anything but push buttons. Don't get me wrong I understand that you don't want to carrying the turntables, but why? we were doing it for years and carrying creates of records, speakers,amps and for those of us who took it a step further carried light systems. Saying this people saw what we were bringing and now most of us are bringing less, so to people they feel they should pay less.
The clubs use to be a good way to make some money, you could bring home about $3000 a month or more. Now they want to pay less in some areas, they feel they brought everything and all the expenses are on them, especially if a fight breaks out and someone gets hurt. Who is responsible for that, they are, that's what most DJ's say. They owner looses money and their insurance goes up or gets dropped and tagged for being a bad spot.
So for the new DJ's who are on the rise, this is why we don't under cut each other especially the seasoned DJ's, they have dealt with a lot from the night club owners,radio stations,promoters and clients. We should be working together under one establishment, to where the DJ's control the night. Now you have record execs and artist wanting to dis mantel what DJ's do and have been doing for years, so to my fellow DJ's get together become a UNIT there is a lot of work out there and if we can do that, we can take it back to the way it was.
I RESPECT EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU
I believe MUSIC can save this world that we live in, but people will stand by with an open ear to hear the negative things than the positive. People will pay more for destruction than to build something that can feed Millions. There are more people dying from an overdose all because no one is listening. Bullets flying and the targets are dreams, dreams that can change this world. The Music of today is so cold and Lifeless that the kids are drawn to it, not knowing that they are like RATS in a Trap.
Everyone won't see your struggle, They will only pay attention to your come up and tell others that they had some part to play in it. Only a few believe in you and your dream, there is a lot of bystanders waiting, not knowing by pushing someone else to their destination sets them up also for success. Sometimes in Life you only have yourself and that's not good at all because then you will not be able to trust or help someone else in their process. See a lot of people talk but pay attention in their actions, meaning they will pay $500 to see Jay- Z or even take a trip to see Janet but won't support you with a $1.00 or come watch you perform because they say your tickets are too high. See the ones who already their don't need that kind of support because their bills are already paid and are in their dream, but your living pay check to pay check and job to job and people are steady telling you to be out about something and you have a dream that can change the world. From me to you I will continue to encourage you to strive and do your best, cause I do you know your struggle.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU AND MAY 2018 BRING YOU JOY, PEACE AND LOVE. 2018 IS A NEW BEGINNING SO LEAVE THE PAST IN THE PAST AND JUST KNOW ALL HAS BEEN ERASED, YOU ARE BRAND NEW SO LET'S LAUGH, LOVE AND ENJOY ALL THE WONDERFUL THINGS THAT GOD IS ABOUT TO RELEASE UNTO YOU. BLESS YOU AND I LOVE YOU AND I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU SOON. ONE FROM DYMONDKUTZ #1GOWEALLGO
A MAN SHOULD NEVER TAKE MONEY TO SELL OUT HIS SOUL.
Look who's attached to you, those who are close to you should share some of the same friends. Double check and Triple check who you consider to be a friend, because there are some who are only with you for there come up and will do whatever it takes to rise. One way to find out who is truly with you is when it's time to eat. A lot of times we are so focused on the money that we forgot how we were raised, The ole saying goes I might not be able to give you money but I can make sure you eat.
“Black promoters will pay a celebrity $5,000 to $10,000 to make an appearance for an hour and only pay the DJ $250! And there are many DJs that will take that $250 per night!”
A few years ago, Frank Ski walked away from a job that he had held for more than a decade: The morning show host at WVEE (V103-Atlanta). There were no prospects as far as jobs. Ski just wanted to make a change that would move him closer to his goal of doing syndicated radio. He ended up doing a stint in Washington, D.C., at WHUR while still living in Atlanta. He then returned to Atlanta to reboot. He sold his popular restaurant, went through some personal life changes, and returned to V103 this time to do part-time and fill-in work. However, while not disclosing his current deal with V103, Ski says he’s as busy as ever, appearing all over social media, traveling, and being involved in many events in, around and outside of Atlanta.
When you left the morning show at V103 some time ago, a lot of us were scratching our heads. You were determined to get a syndicated show without another prospect when you left. Why did you make a move like that?
Faith! God was speaking to me. My number-one feature had always been the “Inspirational Vitamin.” And for a very long time, I had been telling listeners they needed to trust God and walk in faith. I knew God had more for me.
We had been number one in all the major demos for almost 15 years straight, and we were doing this in the most competitive Urban market in America. Atlanta had Tom Joyner, Steve Harvey, Rickey Smiley, and Yolanda Adams. Our double-digit ratings at the time were double each of their individual numbers. I knew we had a great product. I honestly thought the syndicators would see that. Many did. I had several meetings, but my timing was off. Other politics and business moves were already in motion.
Do you miss doing mornings after so many years?
I honestly miss being on in the morning and afternoons. There is so much information that is not being disseminated in the Urban community. My job as a radio host is not only to play music and make people laugh but to give them the knowledge, inspiration and the tools to help them become better. Our show changed people’s lives. I miss helping people.
The DJs! @DJMars404 @KidCapri101 @FrankSki DJ Rico The Welcome To Paradise Party, Sand & Soul Festival 2017 Atlantis Hotel Nassau Bahamas
You have made the absolute most out of doing a part-time shift at V103. I see you on social media and I have to admit, it doesn’t look like you even have time to do a morning show. What are you working on right now?
I stay engaged with the community. I host events several times per week. That is my job, LOL. Too many jocks today are just voices that go home after their shifts. As an on-air talent, you are campaigning for ratings every day. That means being out with the people, serving and investing in the community we serve. Right now, I’m finishing my book series and campaigning for my next radio job.
We have talked about Black DJs not making a lot of money in today’s music industry, yet you see many non-Black DJs making millions for one night playing in Miami or in Vegas. What happened?
Black folks will pay to see a celebrity stand in VIP. White folks won’t. Black folks are about hype. White folks pay for the experience. White folks dance! Black folks don’t. Black promoters will pay a celebrity $5,000 to $10,000 to make an appearance for an hour and only pay the DJ $250! And there are many DJs that will take that $250 per night! Many are only getting $75 to $100! In turn, Black promoters get what they pay for. White promoters pay for talent, and they pay for DJs that have a following.
Black folks got too “Cool.” Our younger generation doesn’t dance anymore. We gave away our Soul. R&B was Soul Music—now it’s Bruno Mars. House Music was soulful—now it’s Calvin Harris. In most schools, we don’t teach our kids music anymore. As a result, many of these new Black artists make their music on computers, or they buy their music from studio producers. Many producers reproduce the same tracks over and over and sell it to different artists. It’s all starting to sound the same. In turn, our audience doesn’t respect the talent.
At a wine tasting benefiting The Anti-Defimation League at @AnticaPostaRestaurant. #NoPlaceForHate
You still like to DJ, and you’ve always been an entrepreneur of sorts making sure you were always involved with other aspects of the industry. What are the top five records you have been on and/or produced?
Ha! I produced a lot of music and remixes for a lot of artist after my first hit, “Doo Doo Brown.” Many I never got credit for.
“Doo Doo Brown”
“Whores In This House”
“Tony’s Bitch Track”
“99 1/2 Remix” (Hezekiah Walker)
“I Wanna Rock Remix” (Luke)
“Breakdown Remix” (Luke)
“Scar Remix” (Luke)
What is your advice to vets in the industry who still want to work but think the industry is done with them?
Stay ready. Always remember why you got into the business. Never be afraid to press “reset” and start over. Except that when you press “reset,” you start over with experience! Don’t be afraid to embrace technology. Podcast, podcast, podcast! If I wasn’t signed to CBS, I would be doing my own show and podcast online. You can always do an online show after your 9-to-5. All you need is a laptop and an Internet connection. Shit, Facebook Live is the bomb! LOL.
A good friend, consumer adviser Clark Howard, told me how much the industry has changed. He said his on-air show used to have a staff of 10 people, with one or two handling Social Media. Now he has one producer for on-air and 10 to 15 people handling web and social media! Check out Clark.com. You’ll see.
I think radio is about to change again. A few of the major radio owners are about to sell their stations. There will be some new owners. Programmers are going back to local. New opportunities are on the horizon. Let’s hope I’m right.
Man I remember classics like What's Going On, Wake Up Everybody, Take It Easy, I Am Woman, Let's Stay Together, Where Is The Love,One Nation Under A Groove, Tell Me Something Good, I'll Be Around, Living For The City, Family Affair, We Are Family, Easy, I Take You There, Happy Feelin's, Lean On Me and Good Times. These songs would give us inspiration to continue on through the fight, we would laugh,dance and uplift one another. These songs were before there time. As we listen to the radio today, the only thing here know is how much money one has, how many women they have slept with, how much weed one smoked and how many guns one has and what they are willing to do with it. We are killing our selves inwardly and outwardly by what we are listening too. There is nothing wrong with expressing ones self, But when it comes to the children and all they have to look up too is Rappers.Then there is a problem. We need to once again be a village for our communities, cities and the world. We use to come together through the music. Cookouts, Basement Parties, Rent Parties, Dollar Parties. After a trying week we would go to the Clubs and Dance that week off or the Stress, Anxiety, Depression and if it wasn't the clubs we would go Roller Skating. What I'm saying is the Music got us through some tough times and the World today is trying to take that away from us because they make more money with us being Depress, having Anxiety, Being Stressed out, to where we hate the World and the people around us. The reason why there is a rise in crime is because of the kind of Money Crime brings in. Let's get back to the Love Over Board, Love On A Two Way Street, Sideshow, Rappers Delight, 8 Million Stories, The Show, Overweight Lovers In The House, Only U, Ladies First, Got To Be Real, Best Of My Love, House Is Not A Home, If This World Was Mine and Pick Up The Pieces so we can once again love of Neighbor and each other. When One Go We All GO
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