DJ Young Venom | Jackson Free Press | Jackson, MS

DJ Young Venom

Genres

Dance, Electronic / DJ, Hip-hop / Rap

History

DJ Young Venom's Mississippi roots have afforded him an ear for great music. Though exposed to blues and R&B at an early age, hip hop caught Young Venom's attention in high school.

He had a passion for collecting music before he even saw a turntable and began downloading mixtapes by Green Lantern and Red Alert. Aside from being able to blend classic funk-soul music with a signature disco-house groove, Young Venom is also a skilled visual artist in drawing, painting, and graphic design. With creativity as his medium, DJ Young Venom's artistic expression is evident with each mix.

After working as an A & R executive, Young Venom met Program Director Kwasi Kwa who help him acuminate his craft as a DJ. Under the auspices of Violator DJ's D.O.C., Scrap Dirty, D Lo, and Da Nupe T Coxx, DJ Young Venom worked relentlessly and has been recognized as one of the best in Jackson.

He quickly made a name for himself as a featured DJ at "Jubilee Jam" music festival in 2007 and 2008, and was recently named one of Jackson, Mississippi's best DJ's by the Jackson Free Press. Young Venom has also been the featured DJ at the "80s Babies Party," Jackson's first-ever "SneakerBall," and the "Rep Yo' City" dance battle during which crews from New Orleans, Memphis, Florida and Alabama competed live.

In 2009, his soulful approach to DJing hit the airwaves in Jackson as 30 minute mixshow on Sundays. The show, “Neo Soul Cafe',” became so popular it was extended to 3 hours and featured co-host and mentor DJ Scrap Dirty. Renamed “True Soul Cafe',” the show's success made the young DJ an official member of the Violator DJs. Currently you can catch this DJ hosting Jackson’s premier record swap “4 The Record” or DJing at various venues around the metro area.

Past shows