As you’re lighting your Christmas candles and turning your tree lights on this Christmas day, we’d be remiss if we didn’t spotlight someone in the hip hop industry who is lit by himself!
Meet DJ Young Chow.
A weekend on air DJ at New York City’s Hot 97, Young Chow gives you the flavor in your ear both on the radio and the club scene all over the NY Metro area and beyond. What’s cool about dude is that he’s always known what he wanted to do in his career. A second generation DJ, Young Chow’s dad was a Soca DJ and started his son’s interest in music when he was just a toddler. “My father was my biggest musical influence while growing up,” Young Chow tells SoRaspy.“Because he was a well known DJ in the Caribbean community. And the amount of respect he got was astonishing. He made me love to DJ”
We’re guessing that quote will surely be something his family can hang on the refrigerator today while they’re DECKING THE HALLS!
By the time DJ Young Chow was 11 years old, he went to Africa with a steel band music instrument group that changed his life forever. Think about it: most kids are playing Sony Playstation and chasing young ladies; Chow on the other hand, was having fun first and foremost, while practicing his craft and chasing checks.
Can’t knock the hustle! A representative of legendary DJ Funk Flex’s Pitbull Crew, Chow was bit by the travel and work bug after the trip to Africa and and he hasn’t stopped since. In 2010, big homie toured with reggae artist Gyptian and has even done his own major tours in Japan in 2012 and again in 2013.
DJ Young Chow caught up with SoRaspy.com and gave some more anecdotes.
Who inspires you?
DJ Young Chow: Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey inspires me because of their life story. Where they’re at now in life proves anything is possible with hard work and dedication.
Ten years from now where will you fit in that landscape?
DJ Young Chow: Ten years from now I want to be seen for more than a D, but as an entertainer, an entrepreneur and an all out great person.
What projects are you currently working on?
DJ Young Chow: Working on my anniversary event in January. Also working on making and producing music.
What was your most memorable Christmas gift?
DJ Young Chow: The original PlayStation when it first came out was my most memorable gift because I stayed up all day and all night to use. I finally opened it and I played it for like 2 days straight.