Today we’d like to introduce you to DJ Rooty Red.
DJ Rooty, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
My story as a DJ happened so unexpectedly. I first got my own controllers in May of last year. I would practice literally practice every day at work. But, I felt like I was in the wrong market area to really pursue my career. In August of last year, I moved away from my hometown, Chicago, IL, with only $2,000 in my account. I wanted change for myself and no one in my family was quite ready to move yet. I had just graduated college and did not want to go back to where I started from. The violence was increasing and I began to lose friends close to me. Therefore, I drove fourteen and a half hours away from home, by myself, all the way to Texas. I took a chance! I wanted to see new things, meet new people, etc. I knew nothing about Texas and did not have any family here either. I first was hired as a PR specialist, but I hated it. I wanted to do something I enjoyed doing, which was music. After work, I would practice even more, network with different party promoters and clubs until I landed an opportunity. So far, I have DJ’d over 100 events and created my own music production company by the name of RootyBeatz Production.
Can you give our readers some background on your art?
I am a female DJ and producer. I create music for the mind, body, soul, and the “turn up.” I pursued this career because music is apart of me, it speaks to me, which is how I came up with my tag line, “Let the Music Speak.” There isn’t a lot of female DJ’s that get the recognition and support as they deserve. I inspire to be an influential role model for all women who is interested in entering the music industry but is scared because it is a male dominant career field. Through my craft, I wish to inspire, create, and teach.
What responsibility, if any, do you think artists have to use their art to help alleviate problems faced by others? Has your art been affected by issues you’ve concerned about?
I honestly think the role of artists has changed greatly. When it comes to rap, there are more and more women getting the proper recognition that they deserve, along with many independent artists. When it comes to certain issues that are happening within the world I do not let it affect my artwork.
What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
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