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DJ Nabs Interview

DJ Nabs is a hip hop producer and DJ from Atlanta, GA by way of Durham, NC. He was spinning records at parties in 10th grade and later joined his college’s marching band at NCCU. Beginning his career on WVEE as a mix show DJ, Nabs also created a remix of the song “Tennessee” for his friends Speech and Headliner of a group called Arrested Development. They were being managed by Michael Mauldin, who was the father of Jermaine Dupri and also managed Kris Kross. Nabs earned the opportunity as So So Def’s exclusive tour DJ for Da Brat, Bow Wow, Xscape, and Jermaine Dupri. He also became Kris Kross’ official DJ and joined them on a global tour, opening for Michael Jackson. In 1998, Nabs produced his debut album, In The Lab With DJ Nabs: The Live Album, with features from Wyclef Jean, Kurtis Blow, Ludacris, Big Daddy Kane, Jagged Edge, and Jermaine Dupri. In 2002, he produced the remix for “In The Wind” by Trick Daddy, Cee-Lo, and Big Boi. In 2005, Nabs released his mixtape compilation, The Product & The Power. Nabs has also been a long-time DJ and on-air personality for Atlanta’s Hot 107.9 XM station.

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