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Daily Inspiration: Meet ANTWAN “DJ TWIZZ” CAMPBELL

Today we’d like to introduce you to ANTWAN “DJ TWIZZ” CAMPBELL.

Hi ANTWAN “DJ TWIZZ,” can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
Born and raised in Baltimore, Antwan Campbell, aka Dj Twizz, has always inspired music at a young age. At age 10 I would sit at the radio for hours listening to V103 FM recording people’s favorite songs and making mixtapes for residents, classmates, and even teachers. I was such a greedy, chubby kid then (and now, lol) that I would make mixes for extra lunch money! Music has always been an inspiration to me. I idolized greats like Bmore’s own Mike Crosby, Reggie Reg, DJ Boobie, Kid Cupri, Jam Master Jay, Dj Premiere, Steve Aoki, and Deadmau5. I was always destined to be next in line to carry the torch. Spinning anything from jazz to rock, I constantly aimed to create smooth transitions with precision and give the work ethic to climb my way to the top. I’m currently formed w a Dj team called the “Spectacular Deejays,” which plan to take the city by storm combining old and new school deejaying for the masses. While I enjoy fusing beautiful music, my first love has always been art! I consider myself to be a very passionate graphic artist and love showcasing my talents with vibrant logos, awesome flyers, and other publication designs and prints. I’m also a great contributor with my nonprofit organization CharmStar Enterprise which has catered 5 events that have provided financial and network opportunities for young and old. My most recent project SpringNToo Action Teen Concert is a musical movement to showcase youth performers aged 10-25. In March 2015, I launched my first concert at Tin Roof (Power Plant Live), a huge success and ripple effect on the youth’s lives and the community. So far, we’ve gone on to do rec centers, downtown hotels, and community centers such as the UA house and fraternity centers. SNTA has also teamed up with Under Armour, DTLR, GIANT FOODS, SISTERS SAVING THE CITY, and other grass-root organizations. During our run, we’ve managed to showcase local youth and adult black-owned businesses such as City of Gods, Berries By Quicha, Sweet Treats Catering, RepYoGrind, BMORE BRAND, and many more!

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been fairly smooth?
Djing and graphic arts are very highly competitive fields. Constantly evolving, and the client’s needs change almost daily. It wasn’t easy at all! There were countless struggles, especially with the youth and their short attention spans at times, lol! I suffered a few pushbacks from big chain businesses, some extremely reluctant, who didn’t see my vision. Very few venues were hesitant regarding youth, especially teen events, due to the post-Freddie Gray riot that had not only tainted the image of our youth but also scared even some rec centers from participating! But we pushed through, and we made it EPIC! I REGRET NOTHING!

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I provide DJ services from top-level events to small community functions—outer state events in PA, NY, DC, and even Hawaii. I LOVE MUSIC, and it brings me so much joy! I’ve been going strong for 12 years and counting! I also provide graphic services such as logos, flyers, and more. I have serviced over 1000 businesses in the DMV alone. I use my signature vibrant style to inject life and volume into my designs that speak to the masses. Both are excellent networking tools to migrate through relationships as I continue to build this empire so we can ALL WIN!

Where we are in life is often partly because of others. Who/what else deserves credit for how your story turned out?

Regarding my DJ mentors, I would say Scottie B, Nelly Nellz, DJ Pope, and many more that had planted seeds of wisdom and love in my journey.
For graphic mentors and teammates, I would say Precision Solutions, Mogul Printing, Seann Ikon, MikeLoveMadeIt

For nonprofit mentors and supporters:
-High-Risk Tees
-Mecca Scott
-Sisters Saving The CIty
-Choo Smith
-KIM TRUEHEART (liberty rec center)
-Pam Curtis
-Sheema Blakney

I missed more, but I couldn’t have done it without my loyal supporters!

 

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Image Credits
Rell Campbell Dominic Nell Erin Tanner Vonetta Chapman Shirell Cheek

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