Don’t let the pretty face fool you. Dj RootsQueen is a skilled turntablist, producer, strip club dj, radio show host, and selecta based out of Atlanta, Ga. Originally from Tampa, Fl., she began spinning Drum and Bass at 17 years old which catapulted her into mastering Hip Hop, Dancehall, Dub Reggae, House, and Classic sets. As Konkrete Jungle Alumnus, she first toured the South East under the Alias, “Dj Manga”.
As Drum and Bass started to fade, she became obsessed with Dub Music and subsequently toured the East Coast with Reggae bands such as One Drop, Rocksteady @8, and Third World. A band member dubbed her “RootsQueen” at a show, and the name stuck.
In 2006, she became Dinco D’s (Leaders of the New School) tour dj. While gigging in Florida, she asked to join the now Grammy award winning Reggae sound system in her hometown, Poison Dart International. They said yes, thus plugging her name into the West Indian Dj Community.
In 2011, she joined Coast 2 Coast Djs and began the grueling climb to the top of the urban dj market, in which she found a niche djing fashion shows, salons, boutiques, retail, and music showcases, as well as club and industry events which put her in position to Dj for Young Jeezy’s Gourmet Footwear launch at Wish clothing store in Little 5 Points. The affiliation with Young Jeezy led to trade show residencies and celebrity sponsorships (listed below). At the same time, an industry executive scouted her for Dj Clue’s “Desert Storm Radio”, which manifested the brand, “Rude Girl Radio”, the award winning celebrity studded radio show executive produced by Dj RootsQueen
“Rude Girl Radio” caught the eye of celebrity super producer, Drumma Boy, who put her on the roster for “Drum Squad Djs” and made her his personal dj for his fashion line, Fresh Phamily, and his sparkling wine, “Moreno BLHV”. Most notably, he plugged her for resident dj at one of the most legendary and notorious strip clubs in the south, Club Silhouette (formerly Platinum 21). It wasn’t long before she was recruited into the Coalition Djs, the most influential record-breaking
In 2015, Dj RootsQueen was signed to celebrity producer Zaytoven Beatz (Future, Young Jeezy, Juicy J) management and subsequently moved her radio show, “Rude Girl Radio”, to his radio station, Digital Dope Radio. She is now a resident dj at the world famous Onyx, in Atlanta, Ga.
Cross Colour, Gourmet, Moreno BLHV, Fresh Phamily, HLZ BLZ, Karma’s Revenge, No Stress Gear, Publik Trust, Sedgwick & Cedar, Chozen Style, Monster Energy, Monster Audio, Puma, Adidas, Toyota Camry, Legendary MFG, Lyft, Patchwerk Studio, Shaq Fu Radio, Smokin Shells, Diamond Supply.
2014 Best Female Dj – Salute the Djs.
2014 Did That Award honoring females in the music industry (Rude Girl Radio).
2015 Best Online Radio Dj – Salute The Djs.
2015 USA Today Airplay Charts Award for Mediabase Spins #1 (Rich Homie Quan – Flex) – Think It’s A Game Records.