Most people who have attended events at Florida A&M University are familiar with DJ Loosekid.
He is the man behind the turntables during weekly events such as Set Friday. You can also catch him on the turntables at events held at Gaither Gym or at the Lawson Center during FAMU basketball games.
He has been the voice of the school since 2010, which is the year in which he became FAMU’s official DJ.
Loosekid was born in Miami and raised in Broward County. He is well known in South Florida and is perhaps one of the most popular DJs in the state. He started disc jockeying in 2008 and hasn’t looked back since.
Outside of being a DJ for the school, he is one of the main guys providing music for the local clubs in Tallahassee. Usually, you can catch him on the ones and twos at the Moon Nightclub every Wednesday and Bajas Beach Club every Friday.
He can also be heard on the radio station. Everyday at 5 p.m. you can tune into 105.3 the Beat radio station and hear him playing the hottest songs in hip-hop today.
Outside of his work in Tallahassee, he has been traveling and going on tour with the popular hip-hop artist Plies. He was recently named his official tour DJ.
Loosekid has been inspired by a number of DJ’s in the industry, such as Tallahassee’s very own DJ Demp. “Some of the other DJ’s that have inspired me are DJ Bigga Rankin, DJ Drama, and DJ Nasty,” he said.
DJ Jam, another popular DJ, is known to do his sets alongside Loosekid during events to form one of the most exciting duos in Tallahassee.
“He always tells me to stay humble but stay hungry,” he said.
While Loosekid is known for being a DJ, a lot of people may not know that he attended FAMU and earned a degree in physical therapy.
His extreme work ethic and grind are what earned him his position as one of the premier DJ’s in Florida. He has accomplished a lot so far in his career and looks to continue his rise to fame. “I’m looking forward to the tour life and just doing bigger and better things along the way,” he said.
Fourth-year business administration student Malik Williams is quick to sing Loosekid’s praises
“In my opinion, he is the most valuable DJ in Florida,” he said..