Those who have been involved with hip-hop radio and records know DJ Clue. As one of the premier record producers and disc-jockeys in the business from he golden era of the genre, it’s no surprise to find him in the most exclusive but accessible venues in the world, including the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) Convention for 2017.
Still, with an impressive resume in the business that includes work with Fabolous, Rick Ross, French Montana and Gucci Mane, it wouldn’t be long before even bigger things pop for the artist, this time a partnership with Monster Products. He’s now lending his creativity in sound by designing a version of the IR Blaster with different shell colors, configurations and sizes. However, this is only part of the story.
The Queens, NY-born innovator – also known as “Mr. Desert Storm” – has developed a streaming app known as Clue Radio. A sign of the times, the app allows the listener to receive radio stations, a social media section, trade songs, and has on-demand access allowing you to switch up stations.
DJ Clue is steadfast when he discusses being remembered, opting to be someone who helped pave the way during the golden era of hip-hop. Still, his views on hustle vs. network are about business, being straight up and ferocious to win … “got to be able to sift through the rubble.”
The night of the interview, DJ Clue was rocking the Monster Elements headphones but his wish list includes Monster ear buds that are wireless and fit inside your ear, custom headphones, and for viewing pleasure the LG OLA, the thinnest TV that has curve-out edges.
Never too far away from his craft, his involvement has morphed over time, and adapted as necessary. For him music today is about recording a song in few minutes. It will be all over the world due to internet because everything is really quick.
“Streaming is the new mix tape.”
He still has a nightly show on Power 105.1 radio in New York, airing nightly from 6 pm – 10 pm.
- Joseph Walker, III
Check out DJ Clue on Instagram & Twitter @DJCLUE