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DJ Young 1 - Stage
By Rych McCain International/Nationally Syndicated Entertainment Columnist
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DJ Young 1
Smoking the 1’s And 2’s!
We have been able to present some very smart, talented and gifted children and teen performers in the business through this column over the years such as KeKe Palmer, Chloe Grace Moretz, Zendaya Coleman, China Anne McClain and Caroline Sunshine to name some and I never cease to be amazed when another one comes along. They are far and few between because most youngsters don’t have a clue what their life’s calling is or might be. Most adults have no clue either.
Well 12 year-old Nhandi Craig PKA DJ
Young 1 has never had a “What-Am-I-Going-To-Do” dilemma in her life. She
knew almost from birth that she would be involved with music in some kind of
way. Becoming a DJ proved to be that way. At age ten Craig became the youngest
to graduate from The Scratch DJ Academy in Los Angeles which was founded by the
late Jam Master Jay of Run DMC fame. She has gone on the work the wheels of
steel at many parties, social and music industry functions.
|DJ Young 1 (Nhandi Craig)|
|DJ Young 1 on set with Queen Latifah (Ellen Craig photo)|
Craig broke it down how the experience of touching her first professional turntable at the academy affected her. She enthusiastically exclaims, “Every since I touched that record I’ve been inspired and it allowed me to change my personality. I actually opened myself and I can be myself around anybody no matter who it is. I was a really happy person. Before that I was really reserved and wasn’t into anything. You could say I was one of those average boring kids. I was just into music and video games which is unusual for a girl.”
With several major accomplishments under her belt, Craig and her mom has a wall in their apartment that displays both ladies achievements such as their degrees, certificates, plaques and photos, especially the one with Craig and the President. When it comes to questioning her age Craig is adamant stating, “Adults ask me aren’t you to young and I respond saying that nobody is ever too young to do what they want to do. That is what I want to say to people who want to be inspired.” Needless to say that this young lady has a boat load of confidence, assurance in her abilities and talents and is going for nothing less than the absolute top of her game.
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