Wednesday, September 30, 2009
THE OVER 30 CLUB BLAZER
Tapemasta: Now we about to take the blog thing on a trip & do something different for the masses worldwide..I've been dealing with Belal for a few years now - so i figured it would cool to show you what the man did a few years & you probably didn't even know...So sit back enjoy what you downloaded onto your ipod..Watch what i'm going to do next..Now i'm not going to stop either !!
AIN’T NO PARTY LIKE A GROWN FOLKS PARTY, CAUSE A GROWN FOLKS PARTY DON’T STOP…..THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT THE CROWD WILL CHANT FROM THE MOMENT DJ BELAL STEPS ON THE STAGE UNTIL THE LAST SONG IS PLAYED! DJ Belal is known for keeping grown folks music lovers on the dance floor while he drops hit after hit from Old School R & B, Old School Hip Hop, Top 40, Old School Reggae, and House.
Why do they call him a legend? DJ Belal started out Djaying at the age of 16 with some of the legends of hip hop. DJ Belal’s crew consisted of RAKIM, BIZ MARKIE, AND CHILL of Chill B Groove….so who do you think won those battles? They all grew up together in Long Island, New York. DJ Belal had party’s down in his Basement that became world renowned! His house parties were the place to be. As DJ Belal’s popularity grew, he got with a couple of friends, Groove and Chill, and started the group GROOVE B CHILL. They were signed to Uptown Management by Andre Harrell and made their first record. “Uptown’s Kickin’ It”. Soon afterwards, the group met Reggie and Warrington Hudlin and together, they created the movie cult hit “House Party”. THE OVER 30 CLUB BLAZER
Groove B Chill was signed to A & M Records as the first rap group on that label. They recorded the underground hit “HIP HOP MUSIC” and released their debut album “STARTING FORM ZERO”. The group parted ways in 1991.
DJ Belal regrouped and went back to his first love – Djaying and honed his rocking the party skills and production skills. DJ Belal recalls Biz Markie’s advice about the need to break into the celebrity party circuit. So Biz started letting him open at various parties. THE OVER 30 CLUB BLAZER
DJ Belal feels that it was the best thing that ever happened to him because as he explains, “ It taught me how to entertain a crowd other than just playing records”. Djaying is a lot different these days. DJays are making a hell of a lot more money then ever before, but it doesn’t make them good. Competition is at its highest peak now but experience is lacking. Experience is what the Legendary DJ Belal has. The former DJ for Rakim and Craig Mack DJ Belal gives an electrifying high energy performance as the OFFICIAL DJ for Chubb Rock. He has played up the East Coast for some the biggest events:
• Nas Album Release Party • Eric Sermon and Redman’s party
• JaRule’s Party • Alvin Toney’s Birthday Party w/Lil Kim
• The 2002 and 2003 NBA All-Star Weekend • Usher’s Summer Party
• Incline Record’s “Ain’t That Funny” Comedy Shows • 50 Cent Party at the Huntington Town House
• 1st Annual Urban Music Awards, Hammerstein Ballroom
DJ Belal has also played with some of the hottest DJays on the circuit:
Biz Markie, Funk Master Flex, Kay Slay, Kid Capri, Mr. Cee, DJ Precise, DJ Clue, DJ Smooth Denali, DJ Coco Chanel, DJ Enuff, DJ Jazzy Joyce, and DJ S & S. THE OVER 30 CLUB BLAZER
In addition, DJ Belal has performed at the top clubs & Venues on the East Coast including Eclipse, Tabu, The World, Club Vue, Hammerstein Ballroom, The Vanderbilt Palmers, Intrigue, Rose Castle, The Gasoline, Club Brazil, in the Hamptons, Avenue D – The Official NY Jets Sports Club, Cousins, Wandy’s, The Roxy, Club Cheetah, Jam Roc, Nakisaki’s, West Virginia Civic Center, and the Pepsi Arena in Albany New York.
DJ Belal can be heard on college radio, WUSB 90.1 FM, on Monday nights from 10-midnight with Big Wayne and Mahogany on the SOUL-GLO BISTRO
DJ BELAL - THE OVER 30 CLUB BLAZER
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