When I was about 10 years old, the movie Beat Street along with the group Run- DMC and also the group UTFO...the DJs and those groups and the DJ in the movie kind of inspired me to become a scratch DJ.
My preference would be hip hop, old school hip hop that may be from the 80’s, 90’s hip hop but in my record collection I have pretty much everything you can imagine.
I have reggae, you know I have disco,I have rock you name the genre I pretty much have it.
Everything started I would say about five years ago, my boss chief Maddrey, along with retired detective Todd Taylor, they came up with the concept of a kids-cops DJ bout.
It was an event where the cops couldn’t really win the battle but they would get a chance to showcase their skills.
The video from that event went viral and I got a lot of notoriety.
So since then, I’ve been doing a lot of community events in uniform, DJing also.
People’s reaction is, you know, they can’t really believe.
You know some people don’t think I’m a real police officer and people are very comfortable approaching me after seeing the DJing and uniform.
They’re very comfortable talking to me , asking me different questions and you know I get a chance to tell them that it’s just not me, you know, that’s a decent person.
It’s just a 99.9 percent in the police force you know they’re like me, regular folks.
Community policing is a direction that the department is going at the moment and the job embraces that I do this.
And I have made a lot of friends over the years.
I met them at different events and it’s just a great thing for the department in genera.
The individual actually recognized me from the neighborhood.
He became very calm, I asked him to put the knife down.
He immediately put the knife down and we built up a rapport.
We got the individual some help, took him to the hospital and we actually became friends from that day.
I used to check on him regularly every week and it turns out he was a Vietnam veteran.
So I told him I was in the Marines and that you know built up our relationship even more.