Wednesday, December 15, 2010

DJ JIMIZZ “Boston’s Best-Kept Secret”

By Lyrical

DJ Jimizz quietly has managed to hold down the longest running Hip Hop radio program in the city. Nestled in the basement of MIT, Jimizz has spun every Saturday night from 10PM till midnight, and has done so for over a decade. Now the Urban Music Director, Jimizz works to keep all the Hip Hop shows at the station laced with the hottest new local and national joints, before they become household names.

Jimizz is a true DJ and throwback to an era long gone by. He MIXES live, does blends, scratches, and hosts the show himself. He answers the phones (though his listeners would argue it is near impossible to get at him during the show), holds down the news, and provides the listeners with releases hitting the shelves, and even picks an “old school joint of the week” to pay tribute to the pioneers. This is more than just a token song, it is a segment of his show that he expands upon every last Saturday of the month for an entire show where he reverses the format playing only old school, with the exception of one “new school joint of the week”.

Jimizz was an intern under DJ Busy Bee who held down the same slot in the early and mid nineties, and also under the legendary PJ Porter who is an institution himself as a certified legendary Boston area DJ playing R&B into the wee hours of Sunday mornings. As Jimizz’s mentor, PJ Porter has been responsible for ushering in a whole new generation of babies who most likely now listen to DJ Jimizz show as well. When Jimizz is not spinning at the station, he is most likely digging for records at some of the other “best-kept secrets” in the city in terms of stores that sell vinyl. He adds to his show with hard to find gems, and is not afraid to mix in classic R&B or other vibe enhancing joints that keep him one step ahead of the rest. A true party setter, he is found at many of the area hot spots and also spins private functions. He earned his bachelors degree from the University of Massachusetts Boston and in addition to all this he simultaneously held the title of Promotions Coordinator for Greater Media for many years.

Jimizz can be heard on WMBR 88.1 FM Saturday nights 10PM till midnight, and over the word wide web at .

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