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The deejay internationally recognized as "The Hotboy Quicksilva" was destined to be one of the best "mixers" and overall entertainers in the music industry, beginning at the young age of 10 upon receiving his first set of turntables.
Starting off, Quicksilva began mastering his craft of mixing by deejaying in his hometown of East Baltimore, MD. You could often find him "moving the crowd" at local recreation centers and house parties. At the age of 14, while working tirelessly to become everyone's favorite deejay, he was introduced into the Baltimore mix tape circuit. It was no time before Quicksilva's mix tapes were dominating the streets of Baltimore city, above and beyond those twice his age and with double the years of experience. But it was his energy, outspokenness, and robust personality that propelled his career at such a swift pace.
Quicksilva soon found himself in the office of Baltimore's largest production company, Unruly Productions. President & Co-Founder, Shawn Caesar who also happened to be one of the city's most reputable deejays to date was impressed by Quicksilva's dedication and unbridled talent. Caesar offered Quicklsilva a managing and promotions contract under Unruly Productions, where he was given a chance to cultivate his skills amongst the best in the business.
As a result, Quicksilva's reputation and loyal following grew substantially. His local low-profile gigs quickly upgraded to high school parties and major annual happenings. One of his most groundbreaking performances occurred in 1995, when he was invited to deejay at a major hip-hop nightclub, Club Indigo. Drawing a crowd of over 1000 people, the owners of the club did not hesitate to give Quicklsilva a weekly spot.
Just weeks after his debut at Club Indigo, Quicksilva was offered the 9 O'Clock Mix-Show slot at Baltimore's top urban radio station, WXYV V-103FM. He soon transitioned into another top station, Radio One's WERQ 92.3 FM, where he remained a DJ from 1998 to 2000. Subsequently, by the age of 20, Quicksilva had made quite a name for himself. One year later, X105.7 FM offered the "Hot Boy" an even better position and this time it was 5 days a week as a mixer and On-Air Personality from 6p-10p.
Working at X105.7 was an experience like no other. Not only gaining priceless knowledge from Director of Urban Programming, Thea Mitchum, Quicksilva met various influential people in the entertainment industry which opened numerous doors for him. One of the first being hired as the official tour deejay for more than a few major players in the music industry, including award winning R&B artist, Lil' Mo.
When the time came to return home, Quicksilva moved on to WPGC 95.5 FM, where he remained for 4 years as the 5 O'Clock Mix DJ. As of August 20th, 2007 Quicksilva will take over the 6p-10p slot at DC's number one urban station WKYS 93.9., along side co-host Angie Ang!!. To add, he as also made television appearances on Jay Leno's Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, BET's 106 & Park, Rap City, and Spring Bling.
While Quicksilva still reigns as the top deejay in the region, he continues to excel in media, various business relationships, entrepreneurial endeavors, and with Unruly Productions. To date, a few additional accolades include:
2006 MixShow Power Summit Winner: No. 1 East Coast DJ [Dominican Republic]
Special Invited DJ for billionaire businessman, Bob Johnson [Turks & Caicos]
NFL Baltimore Ravens Linebacker, Ray Lewis' Personal DJ
NFL Baltimore Ravens Team DJ
Comcast SportsNet Weekly DJ for NFL Washington Redskins
Official DJ for Pepsi (Pepsi DJ Division)
Official DTLR National DJ
Member of Violator All-Star DJs
Member of #1 Reggae Sound in The Mid-Atlantic - Half Krazy Sound
Lethal Squad Mixtape DJ - National Mixed CDs distributed through UMGD
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