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DJ Jelly Gives Us A History Lesson On Atlanta Rap, Crunk Era, Snap Music, Trap Music, Oomp Camp

DJ Jelly “Off The Porch” Interview

We recently sat down with the legendary DJ Jelly for an exclusive “Off The Porch” interview! During our conversation he discussed growing up in St. Louis , moving to Atlanta after high school, the dance culture in Atlanta back in the 90s, Atlanta not having a radio station when he moved to the city, getting fired from working at Bobby Brown studio, working at Magic City, the culture of Magic City back in the day, attending college as a strip club DJ, the mixtape era throughout Atlanta, the start of his dynamic with Big Oomp, starting selling mixtapes throughout the flea markets in the early 90s, Freaknik opening up the doors for Atlanta rap, witnessing the success of Kriss Kris, breaking OutKast’s music on the radio, becoming the Goodie Mob’s tour DJ, Diddy coming to Atlanta, the launch of Oomp Camp Records, the chaos when the Crunk Era came about, breaking Atlanta artist Baby D, memories of Lil C, D4L & Dem Franchise Boys with the Poole Palace movement, Atlanta’s dance culture over the years, working with DJ Unk, trap music developing in Atlanta, T.I., the BMF era in the city, Young Jeezy in his early career, meeting Gucci Mane for the first time, wanting to speak on Atlantas History on different platforms, expanding his craft into film and more!

DJ Jelly

Interview by Haze

DGB Media

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“Off The Porch” is Dirty Glove Bastard’s exclusive interview series where artists, producers, DJs & industry insiders are given a platform to tell their unfiltered story. Dirty Glove Bastard was created in 2007 to shine more light on the buzzing, regional music scenes in the South & Midwest.


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