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What’s New in 2009 DJ Diva?

Moving back to New York in 08 has had it’s challenges but has been very rewarding.

Most people who come to my site now don’t know that I started off as topic driven blogger 4 years ago (who had the long posts lol). I always had the moniker DJ Diva before I started blogging.  I started spinning music to make extra money to support my decision to finish my degree. I was blessed to have a steady gig before I had equipment. This fact always makes me smile.

In 2009 I have been blessed to have the opportunity to be able to go back to the school and finish my quest for a Ph.D in English. Those of you who have met me in person, know that I talk of nothing but my research and fascination with my dissertation topic. 🙂

In 2008 I picked up a new computer..with a new program I had never used before…and with the skills I already had…managed to pump out over 50 mixtapes. None of them are the same. I have barely repeated songs with the exception of The DJ Diva’s Best of 2008. I think I lived up to my moniker of DJ Diva-The Mixtress of R&B  (Top downloads shown below)

Old School Artists Showcases:

Monday Mixtape: Barry White “The Icon Of Love”

The JayMoney Prince Workout Mix

Concept Mixtapes:

Soul Christmas

Monday Mixtape: 80 Smooth Grooves Vol. 3

Monday Mixtape: Vh1 Honors of 2008

Monday Mixtape Classic House Music

New Music:

Monday Mixtape: November Swerve

Monday Mixtape Back To School

Monday Mixtape: The Sasha Fierce/Beyonce Mix

I even did a mixtape for Obama!

I’ve even been featured here and there:

The Best Albums Round Table (BART) 2008

Incognegro 1.75

Songs In The Key Of Life

Rhythms in Black Satin

The Music Lounge


welcome to camp lo-fi…

I became the fourth most followed person in Harlem on Twitter

Needless to say I have been very proud of myself.

Being the perfectionist that I aim to be, 2009 also brings the opportunity to expand my hobby of DJaying more thoroughly. I say hobby because while it is one of the talents I have: my JOB is to take care of my family and reach the first goal of becoming a professor of Urban Literature, The Harlem Renaissance and Shakespeare. The great thing is now I can combine the experience of creating these free podcasts with my equipment and begin to combine the two to make extra cash and to have a good time. Most of you should know by now that I love to have a good time. 🙂

Where does that leave The Mixtress?

I can’t leave my girl behind. She is my baby and I worked hard to get her up and running. I have received a lot of love on the site and while most of my readers over at djdiva.blogspot.com haven’t made the jump with me, my traffic has consistently grown based on the mixes alone. I feel as if I am shortchanging these readers with a once a week mix and nothing else to do when they get to my site. In 2009 I plan to upgrade her in time for her first year anniversary. There will be other changes: adding more new music downloads, more new artists spotlights/interviews and of course the Monday Mixtape.

I know this may seem overwhelming to some but 2009 is about work for me. Work toward my job as a wife, and mother. Work to achieve my lifetime goals. And work to expand my talents.

But it’s good work. As Mos Def says in Champion Requiem:

And my work is personal, I’m a workin person
I put in work, I work with purpose

What are you gonna do for 2009?

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    9 comments for “What’s New in 2009 DJ Diva?”

    1. hey you! 2009 is gonna be tough to follow up. you’ve have quite a 2008. but we’re all gonna shine in 2009! so glad we’re connected

      JNezs last blog post..december 30

      Posted by JNez | January 1, 2009, 6:35 pm
    2. Hey yourself! It’s been an awesome year for u too! Winning the Black Weblog Awards! I’m proud and glad I know you JNez…we will get together in the near future!

      Posted by themixtress | January 1, 2009, 8:54 pm
    3. Youve had a spectacular year. Hopefully other folk in your household will catch similar lightning in a bottle.

      I look forward to a dynamic 09 as well.

      Posted by Inkognegro | January 2, 2009, 2:44 pm
    4. Thank you so much mayne! The other folk will be surpassing me! Best wishes to you and yours!

      Posted by themixtress | January 2, 2009, 9:39 pm
    5. All the best in ’09…Love that name. The Mixtress (wink)

      Posted by Fresh! | January 3, 2009, 9:24 am
    6. @Fresh I will be forever in your debt for your genius! I look forward to profiling and interviewing you this year. Let’s make it happen!

      Posted by themixtress | January 3, 2009, 9:49 am
    7. I am most proud of you as a wife and a mother. They can have the “DJ”–They cannot have the woman. Having said that, I am so happy about your journey towards becoming a master of your passion. I’ve watched you work day after day on this and it is a joy to watch you get better and better. I am so enjoying life with you DJ! 2009 is ours!

      Posted by thepoliticalassistant | January 3, 2009, 9:51 pm
    8. Good Lord. IM blinking back tears.

      You two are lovely.

      Posted by m.dot | January 3, 2009, 10:40 pm
    9. What do I plan to do for 2009? JUST LIVE MY LIFE – AYYYE AYYYE AYYYE.

      So many things on the agenda to get accomplished and I have only just begun. I feel and know that 2009 has many blessings in store for us all. I look forward to many more evenings and times shared together with the Mixtress fam! 🙂

      Posted by ThaConnoisseur | January 5, 2009, 10:58 pm

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