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WHY WE WROTE THE BOOK/WHY WE DID IT-[14 TOP REASONS FOR WRITING #GSTMEMIORSOFADJ]

“WHY WE WROTE THE BOOK/WHY WE DID IT”- [14 TOP REASONS FOR WRITING #GSTMEOIRSOFAJDJ”]

 

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So of course, you might ask: “What’s The Reason For Writing This? or Why We Did It?”

“What was the reason you guys wrote Gangsters, Strippers & Tippers: Memoirs of a DJ (GSTMEMOIRSOFADJ)?”

Between both of the authors, DJ Kool Ken and DJ Darkbody, there were numerous answers to this one question. We decided to try and make a list so you would be able to better understand, so here it goes: Continue reading

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FOUR BRICK$ © – A Mini-Story Written by DJ Kool Ken

After #GSTMEMOIRSOFADJ this is another potential book or movie… “FOUR BRICK$”

Carlos and Rey had sent word through some associates that some big-time drug dealers were going to be in Kansas City, Missouri, and were looking for a buyer. But, they weren’t interested in meeting with any small time hand-to-hand nickel and dimers. They had big weight, and were trying to unload it fast, but only if the price was right.

Before long, word came back. They had a buyer. Carlos and Rey drove out to Kansas City and set up shop in a motel room on the outskirts of the city. Carlos with his coarse hair slicked back in a ponytail, and the both of them wearing linen suits, they both looked like foreigners. When the Kansas City boys showed up, they were four deep, and the two in back were almost certainly carrying big heat.

Rey, speaking with a Cuban accent, played the role of representative, and translated for the weight man, Carlos, who spoke only Spanish. Still, Carlos’s gruff demeanor was hard to miss, and it appeared that at any moment they would cancel the deal. The Kansas City Boys were big-time pushers, but there was a drought on cocaine that had seriously slowed down their operations as of late. The drought worked out in Carlos and Rey’s favor, on the other hand. They were able to demand a ridiculously high price for the four kilos of powder they’d said they’d brought from Colombia by way of Cuba. Rey explained that the prices were high because of the cost of transporting during a time of increased surveillance, and several of the fishing boats they employed in shipping across the waters had been intercepted, resulting in significant losses.

The boys weren’t convinced.

Carlos appeared furious. He began yelling at Ray in Spanish, and Ray unsuccessfully attempted to calm him down.

Finally, the head of the Kansas City unit intervened.

“All right, all right. Tell him to cool out. Let us sample this sh*t first, and then we’ll decide. If it’s some high grade Colombian sh*t, we’ll f*ck with you.”

Rey laid one of the bricks on top of a towel on the motel dresser and pulled out a small knife. One of their guys cut a small hole into the brick, and scooped out some of the powder with the tip of the knife. He tasted it. The deal was sealed. The Kansas City boys handed over a small duffle bag containing $60,000 dollars and they left promptly to get to work.

BAG FULL OF MONEY

Unfortunately, there wouldn’t be much work for them to do.

Turns out, they’d been stuck with four bricks full of newspaper. There was an ounce of coke stuffed in the corner of one.

$60,000 for f*cking newspaper! Carlos and Rey were laughing their asses off on the bus drive home.

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The lesson? Like the runner who isn’t listening when the starter pistol is fired, those who don’t pay attention in life are the first to lose. I was told that “knowledge” means to  “look, listen, observe, and respect.” I was also taught that knowledge was the foundation to everthing in existence. It seemed simple: What can you do if you don’t know , sh*t? If you want to do something, and do it well, you need to “do the knowledge.”

So How Observant Are You?

“It is impossible for a man to be cheated by anyone but himself.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882) 

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77MPC x DJ Kool Ken x DJ Darkbody = #GSTMEMOIRSOFADJ -THE AUDIOBOOK

_gstmemoirsofadj_audiobook_cover_original1-copy“SEVENTY-SEVEN MEDIA PUBLISHING COMPANY x DJ KOOL KENN x DJ DARKBODY = GANGSTERS, STRIPPERS & TIPPERS: MEMOIRS OF A DJ [THE AUDIOBOOK]–> -> -> ADJUST YOUR HEADPHONES, TURN UP YOUR SPEAKERS. I FUCKIN’ KNOW YOU GOING TO DIG THIS:

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GSTMEMOIRSOFADJ -THE AUDIOBOOK…IT’S STRAIGHT UP FINALLY HERE!

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CH.7 – “CLUB LE’ ELEGANT” (SAMPLE CHAPTER)

CH. 7  “CLUB LE’ ELEGANT”

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[WHEN YOU’RE DOWN ON YOU LUCK, I MEAN REALLY DOWN ON YOUR KNUCKLES, ASHY, WITH NO MONEY IN YOUR POCKET AND STRAIGHT-UP BROKE, YOU NEED SOMEONE IN YOUR CORNER, ON YOUR TEAM, SOMEONE WHO’S GOT YOUR BACK TO HOLD YOU DOWN. THAT DOESN’T ALWAYS MEAN CLOSE FAMILY MEMBERS. BY AROUND EARLY-2004, WHILE TAKEN CARE OF HIS PARENTS, DJ DARKBODY HAD GOTTEN INTO AN CAR ACCIDENT AND ALSO ENDED UP GOING TO JAIL. AT THE SAME TIME, DJ KOOL KEN, WHILE LIVING WITH AND TAKING CARE OF HIS OWN GRANDMOTHER WITH ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE, WAS HOLDING DOWN DJ GIGS TRYING TO SCRAPE UP MONEY TO KEEP AFLOAT AND HELP HIS FRIEND THE BEST WAY HE COULD. THESE ARE THE STORIES ABOUT HOW WE GOT A GIG AT THE TIME AT ONE OF THE HOTTEST/COLDEST ADULT CLUBS IN THE CITY] Continue reading

CH. 3 “MR. KEBA-KABA” (SAMPLE CHAPTER)

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Chapter 3: (“MR. KEBA-KABA”)

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Typically, when you tell someone that they suck at something, like DJing,  you are actually communicating two things: (1) that they are bad and (2) that you are better than them.  You can ease the offense by eliminating the implication of #2– i.e. by saying something like “Wow, that was a different sound!  Or something, disarming them with implicit encouragement. Of course, this method can be complicated if you are in fact quite good at the activity in question (DJing | Mixing | Scratching)).  In 2004, me (DJ Kool Ken) , DJ Darkbody, and DJ “Jay” Black we’re a TRIPLE-THREAT. But, unfortunately, one of the Dynamic-DJ-Trio had to go. Continue reading

“GANGSTERS, STRIPPERS & TIPPERS: MEMOIRS OF A DJ” BOOK RELEASE & SIGNING PARTY”- (WEDS. AUGUST 31st, 2016)

 

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“GANGSTERS STRIPPERS & TIPPERS: MEMOIRS OF A DJ (#GSTMEMOIRSOFADJ)
BOOK RELEASE & SIGNING PARTY”

Wednesday, August 31st. 2016,
@THE BULLFROG BAR & GRILL
15414 Telegraph Rd. Redford CharterTwp. MI. 48239 (near Fenkell)
From: 9PM-2AM

CELEBRATE, SUPPORT & PARTY WITH TWO DETROIT DJs
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THE INTRODUCTION OF “GANGSTERS, STRIPPER & TIPPERS: MEMOIRS OF A DJ” (Hard/Paperback | Audiobook | Ebook | Mixtape)

The world is driven by Gangsters, Strippers & Tippers–BLENDED & MIXED between the years of GREAT RAP, HIP HOP & R&B MUSIC from 2000 thru 2010; 14-year Club/Mobile DJ—DJ Kool Ken and 25+ year Veteran– DJ Darkbody share their Lessons, Encounters, and Experiences in this Exciting Urban Non-Fiction, Street Literature, DJ Memoir.”

Young and determined, Kool Ken decides to learn how to become a DJ. After running into 25+ year DJ veteran and G-string coordinator, DJ Darkbody, Both DJs learn way more than just Hyped-Up Crowds, Bangin’ Urban Club Music, Fog & Weed-Smoke, Flashing Strobe Lights and Money Raining in The Air.

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“20 HUSTLING SKILLS”

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 ♠⇐20 HUSTLING SKILLS⇒♠

“Many have dreams, but few choose to wake up and work hard enough to make them real.” – Unknown

And here’s 20 skills you can use to be successful in any kind of hustle:

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