What’s good Kick’n it fam! Poizon Ivy the DJ here. It may be a slight understatement to say that I’m super stoked to be joining the family. You can choose to get your culture fix anywhere you may please, but I assure you that on this site, and especially from me, you will get the most raw, unfiltered, unique, and authentic pulse on various facets of urban and pop culture.
Like with any relationship, I think it’s important to disclose some information about myself. I, of course, reside in Dallas, TX. I’ll keep it all the way funky. I am originally from Nairobi, Kenya. Born and raised that is. The +254 raised me until the age of 9. That’s when Dallas took over. Although I wasn’t born in this city, I was raised here and have a lot of love and pride for it. I attended Marquette University, and resided in Milwaukee before moving back home. I’m currently the Dallas Mavericks team DJ/music director. This is more than a job to me. It’s more of a calling. LOL! I was a ballkid for roughly 5 years. Some of my fondest childhood memories occurred in the American Airlines Center, or the AAC as we call it. (That’s me teaching y’all some Dallas lingo). And I guess I should mention that I’m only the second ever female to have this positon in NBA league history. I do the same thing for the Dallas Wings (WNBA). I’m also a member of the K104 mixsquad. And yes, K104 is the littest station in Dallas. Not the most lit, but thee littest. I also interned here as a kid. Figures.
Dallas has had one heck of a year. We are getting ready to remember the fallen police officers who were gunned down tragically a little over a year ago. I’ll actually be participating in a Dream Court opening ceremony. Nancy Lieberman and the Lieberman Charities will be opening two new dream courts in memory of them. But from tragedy often comes triumph. We’re definitely a city of champions in many regards. In May, DeSoto’s own Errol Spence Jr. became the IBF welterweight champion. The Cowboys are gearing up for what we hope will be another amazing season. Key members of the Cowboys team participated in Dirk Nowitzki’s Heroes Charity Baseball Game this past weekend. I was there providing the soundtrack and watched some pretty interesting baseball as well. Speaking of Dirk, the Mavs welcomed their draft pick Dennis Smith Jr. to the city this past week as well. I can’t speak for everyone else, but as for me, I can’t wat until NBA season. I feel as though this is the beginning of a new era for the franchise and I’m eager to see how it all plays out.
On the music side of things, Dallas is poppin’. Don’t get it twisted J. This is the city that brought reared Ms. Badu and brought you Post Malone. No problem. You’re most welcome world. LOL! But in all seriousness, I’m very proud of Mr. Leon Bridges who was recently announced as tour support for Harry Styles. Major key. There have been a number of releases from Dallas artists that are definitely records that I expect to blowuptuate. By the way, I really like to make up words and my vocab is filled with them. Anywho, current Dallas stand outs include:
I DJ at various clubs out here and from what I can tell, Dallas has a lot of love for some artists that really have a buzz out right now. Moneybagg, Dolph, the new 2 Chainz album for sure. And I think I can speak for the ladies when I say that we all really appreciate 2 Chainz showing us some love with the album theme.
Consider this a meet and greet of sorts. There’s nothing I like more than sharing my opinion so keep it locked right here for much more. Until then, continue to live your legend. – @poizonivythedj