DJ WILL MONEY
Introducing good music to an individual at an early age does more than entertain. Actually, It can kickstart learning, serve as an important cue in a child's routine and offer lifelong benefits. DJ Will Money’s love for music began early in his family household. While growing up and throughout the years, DJ Will Money was heavily influenced by many Motown acts; such as Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Earth, Wind & Fire and James Brown and peaked an interest in DJing. “The first gig I played was at a house party back in the day.The client paid me $40. I had only put together mixtapes prior to DJ'ing live for an actual party.Doing mixtapes compared to DJ'ing live are two different stories” says Will Money. In 1996, His journey began alongside his mentor, DJ Skillz, who was an uprising DJ at the time. Will Money would help carry Skillz record carts to parties or clubs where Skillz was hired. During his mentorship, he would visit 88.3FM , a station that supported all indie music, with DJ Skillz and serve as co-host on his radio mixshow. In 1998, Skillz landed a job as a mixshow DJ on 101.1 FM, Cincinnati's urban radio station, which left Will Money to continue the exploration of DJ’ing.
DJ Will Money has made a statement in the mixtape world by placing local artists on his mixtapes. This power move proved to be quite lucrative for this Cincinnati DJ, so he decided to partner with his friend Ron M to start their own label called Raw Street Records. The label signed numerous artists from Cincinnati & the Midwest, which placed their label and city on the map. Shortly after the label was established, Universal Records, offered Raw Street Records a distribution deal. The deal fell through after an internal turmoil leaving the signed artists without a label home. With encouragement & help from his wife, DJ Will Money decided to continue pursuing his dream.
In 2006, DJ Will Money resumed back to producing his mixtape series called “Street Anthems” which featured indie & major artists music. Currently, “Street Anthems” mixtapes can be found on popular mixtape sites like: Livemixtapes; Coast2Coastmixtapes.com; NerveDJsmixtapes.com; Datpiff.com; Midwestmixtapes.com and others. Working collaboratively on mixtapes with great DJs such as: DJ Scream, DJ Slugo and DJ Skno has inspired him to work with DJ Drama and Bigga Rankin. In addition to spinning at practically every club in Cincinnati, as well as many in Ohio’s other major cities and beyond, DJ Will Money has held down the turntables at numerous special events and festivals. Will Money’s appreciation for music has continuously grown while working with industry professionals like; Rasheeda; Diamond; Lil Scrappy; Fat Joe; Maino; BG from Cash Money Records;Yung Joc and Bobby V. After his mixtape breakthrough, DJ Will Money joined and became a member of several DJ coalitions like; Hustle Squad, X Squad & Coast 2 Coast DJs.
In 2010, he started his own DJ coalition, the O State DJs, which was a crew of DJs from the whole State of Ohio and worked to promote Ohio & Midwest artists music throughout Ohio. However, DJ Will Money decided to shut down the O State DJs, so he could focus on other things in his professional career. After a short while, he was appointed the President of X Squad DJs where he works side by side with Damel Taylor, the CEO of the organization. Will Money serves as a coordinator for X Squad DJs conference call that brings the DJs & artists together to work hand in hand with each other. In 2012, Will Money due to his networking within the music industry began working as an A&R talent scout for numerous independent & major labels. He has connections with record executives from Def Jam, Atlantic Records, Sony Music & Warner Bros Records.
In 2013, Will Money was selected by the Core DJs in their annual DJ Draft. He was thrilled to be selected by the organization, this was his mission to always be a member of the Core DJs.n DJ Will Money has been nominated Best Mixtape DJ several times for Ohio Hip Hop Awards. Has served as a panelist at top-notch conferences such as DJs United Conference, Ohio Hip Hop Awards Industry Panels and more. He has been a judge for the Coast 2 Coast Live showcases, “Rep Your City” Contest and many more events. Staying busy as always, DJ Will Money has nothing left to prove and is now about to showcase his DJ skills again by continuing to produce mixtapes; as well as do mixshows. “I am known primarily as a DJ that spins Hip Hop and R&B music. People don't know that I actually enjoy other genres of music” states Will Money.
Just recently, he arranged a deal for Judge Da Boss, @judgedaboss on twitter, to be signed to Louder Than Life/Sony Records, home of the R&B recording artist, Mack Wilds. " Will Money has an ear for talent" says Gazelle MCI, a Sony record executive . In that same year, he was appointed as an A&R for Deep Freeze Ent/Sony Records, which is an imprint owned by legendary Flipmode Squad artist, Rampage. In 2016,Rampage started a new DJ coalition named the Heat DJs100 & appointed DJ Will Money as the President of the coalition.
DJ Will Money can be heard on K100 Radio, an online station that broadcast to over 60k listeners every Thursday at 4pm. est. Check him out on the Sirius XM Shade 45 station, the nationally syndicated The Drive on Sunday 12 midnight EST. Also check him out on 1001 The Heat on Saturday 7pm est that broadcast to over 100K listeners.
President of Heat DJs-2016 to present
Program Director Heat DJs Radio-2017 to present
Former Director of Core DJs Cincinnati Chapter-2014 to 2016
Former President of X Squad DJs-2012 to 2013
Former A&R Talent Scout for Sony Records-2012 to 2014
Former A&R Talent Scout for Def Jam Records-2011 to 2012
Heat DJs-2016 to present
Hustle Squad DJs-2007 to present
Coast 2 Coast DJs-2008 to present
Core DJs-2013 to 2016
X Squad DJs-2008 to 2013
Ohio Hip Hop Awards Best Mixtape DJ Nominee- 2013,2014 & 2015