DJ Maverik – bringing that Summer Heat.
DJ Maverik – bringing that Summer Heat
MF: Introduce yourself to our readers on your back story and what has made the career of DJ Maverik.
DJ Maverik:“Well, it all starts with my love for music. Coming up, I was that kid, always recording songs off the radio, making mix tapes to listen to in my walk-man (young’ns look it up). It grew into me wanting to create music, so I’d make my own remixes to songs and write rhymes (mostly poetry to recite to girls). I was a pretty shy kid but I felt comfortable on stage. I’d perform at High School and camp talent shows whenever the opportunity presented itself. I was a three sport athlete and honor roll student throughout high school and I went on to major in Communication at Boston College where I came into my own as an individual an as an artist. Early on at BC I had some key musical performances that let me know…Hey, I’m pretty good at this! It’s one thing to rap or sing, it’s another thing for others to recognize that you’re talented at it. I became the front-man for a band called Versatyle and we performed at EVERYTHING we could get our hands on. We became the most popular band on campus and it was sad when school was over and everybody went their separate ways. My senior Year I got rap on stage with one of my musical heroes, Common. I did this freestyle that got the crowd hype! Holding my own while sharing the stage with an MC as phenomenal as Common really boosted my confidence and from that point on, I knew I wanted to devote myself to being an artist. DJing always came naturally to me. My parents are Jamaican so you know we had music flowing thru the house at all times! As a result, I had 2 DJing essentials off the bat: Rhythm and great taste in music. My college roommates and I would throw big parties and it wasn’t even a question who was gonna be in charge of the music. I parlayed that into a radio show at Boston College and eventually an internship at JAMN 94.5 (Boston’s #1 Hip-Hop station that I grew up listening to). I worked for the Ramiro & Pebbles morning show thru my senior year and was asked to stay on as a Production Assistant after I graduated. I’d make remixes and parodies for the show that got in rotation on the station, showcasing my abilities as an MC. The program Director Cadillac heard my voice on air one time, and asked if I’d like to become an on-air personality for JAMN. Here I am 6 years later still making’ it happen!”