Today we’d like to introduce you to Yauseaffe Hunt.
Hi Yauseaffe, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
Hi, I am Yauseaffe. I also go by DJ 360. I’m originally from Jackson, Tennessee. East-side to be correct. Since I was a kid, I’ve always had an eye for entrepreneurship. My mom taught me at an early age how to work for what I wanted. I learned the value of hard work and determination from observing the people in my corner as a kid.
My mom and granddad always had the biggest impact on my life in various ways. They showed me that if you want something you have to work for it. When I was in elementary school, I used to sell my classmate’s paper “spinners”. This is where the hustle all started. It was my first unofficial business!
Growing up with a family of real music heads, I learned and enjoyed various types of genres and songs. Some of my personal favorites include 2 Pac, Nipsey Hussle, UGK, Outkast, 8 Ball & MJG, Curren$y, Mary J Blige, Erykah Badu, Maxwell, Tamia, Lauryn Hill, Michael Jackson, Barry White, S.O.S Band, Stevie Wonder, etc.
College is what shifted my music dynamic forever. I used to flip back and forth from web pages on YouTube, fading music in and out. I was sitting on the couch with my friends when I came up with the idea of DJing. My cousin would come into our old college apartment complaining about the music at parties so much that I was like “let me show them what I got instead”.
I ordered a DJ board and got busy learning. I was so determined to become better. I started off playing on a portable beats pill. It didn’t matter to me that I didn’t have the right equipment. I just needed the experience to get better and better.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
“What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger”
A major thing that I learned quickly was that you have to bet on yourself. You have to keep going and believe that your hard work will pay off. This is what kept me motivated to keep going. Six years later, I feel like I’m the best to do it. I’m inspired more than ever to achieve my goals!
As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar, what can you tell them about what you do?
I’m mostly known for being the DJ that loves cars and music. I put a lot of energy into my work and it shows. My blends are crispy. Transitions are well placed and 360 mixed. I believe this is what sets me apart as well as DJ style. I work on my old-school muscle cars when I’m not mixing on my board and creating music.
I’m mostly proud that I’m still going strong with DJ’ing and only getting better and better. I’m proud that I finally posted my mix sessions online for others to hear. I am an advocate of ALL music. I specialize in Top 40, R&B, Soul, Funk, Disco, Pop, Caribbean, Line dance music, Hip-Hop, and oldies (including 70s, 80s, 90s music). DJing is the best way for me to express creativity and keep dance floors moving. I’m sure you enjoy good music just as much as me. Allow me to create an unforgettable experience for your next event!
Are there any books, apps, podcasts, or blogs that help you do your best?
“Outwitting The Devil” By Napoleon Hill is a great book that gave me a perspective that relates to today’s society. Another book in my entrepreneurial arsenal is Robert Kiyosaki’s “Rich Dad, Poor Dad”.
Man, I don’t know where I would be without Virtual DJ and YouTube. The music helped me in my highs and lows. DJing kept me balanced and motivated.
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