Radio Rehab Crew
Radio Rehab Carolinas is comprised of a creative crew of like minded individuals passionate about the music and arts scene in the Carolinas.
The Mighty DJ DR
The Mighty DJ DR has shined and been noted as one of the hardest working and hottest DJ/producers in the Charlotte area since the 90's. DR began his first DJ gig in a club at age 25 with real vinyl records.
As a prominent and respected DJ/Producer DR has shared the bill with artists such as Nas, Talib Kweli, Pete Rock, The Roots, Dead Prez, Biz Markie, Raekwon, DJ Jazzy Jeff, The Legendary DJ Kool, Little Brother, The Foreign Exchange, Anthony Hamilton, Sunshine Anderson, Common, Erykah Badu and countless other celebrities.
Professional Soundtrack Provider ... Show/Tour DJ For Rapper Big Pooh (Formally of Little Brother) X Certified Party Smasher, Producer.
DJ Skillz has quickly become one of the country’s most in-demand talents from the Southeastern US to date. Expanding his DJ brand to include A-List events, Music Festivals, and tours across the US, Caribbean and Canada in cities such as: Vancouver, Whistler, Freeport, Las Vegas, Washington D.C., Atlanta, New York, Charlotte and more.
Jalonda aka Lonni B, Event Producer
Jalonda is a native of Charlotte NC. As a teenager, Jalonda recognized
that artist from NC had a soul and sound unparallelled to any other artist
in the US. Since early 2000, Jalonda has had her hands in promoting artist within
Charlotte's underground scene. Whether she was working street teams,
hosting live showcases, brokering deals, or customizing clothing for
performances, her foundation lies within promoting her city.
In 08 she took that passion on the road to work nationwide on promotional campaigns for Walgreens, Hennessy, Metro PCS, Beyonce's Feed America Tour, Raphael Saadiq, New Amsterdam, and Coors Light, to name a few. While on the road she was able to study other markets first hand and learn from industry professionals about what works and what doesn't work.
Jalonda is back and still doing what she loves with Lonni B Entertainment. By expanding on the quality of entertainment that is brought south, she vows to continue to build that bridge between NC and the rest of the world.
Damany aka Smiley, Event Producer
Damany “Smiley” Mayfield, was born in Louisville, KY and raised in Charlotte, NC. In 2002, his interest for being behind the camera began. He borrowed his dad's 35 mm Pentax camera and began photographing many of his friends. The response from the portraits is what led him to take his hobby to the next level.
Au Naturale Entertainment Photo and Video was born. Au Naturale Entertainment became the name because he and his brother DR never had any formal training for their God giving abilities and talents. It simply came naturally.
Smiley, as he is affectingly called, has close to 8 years of experience shooting models, portraits, weddings, events and product photography. His passion for the still and video formats has led him to be published in local magazines as well as travel extensively.
In 2011, Smiley and DR finally bridged together to become www.DRandSMILES.com offering combined services to all sorts of events.
Bluz the Poet, Host
From humble southern beginnings Bluz has risen through the ranks of
spoken word entertainment. He is the slam master and coach of
SlamCharlotte, A competitive team of poets whom he led to back to back
National Poetry Slam victories in 2007 and 2008. Bluz is the 2008 LEAF
Festival poetry slam champion. In 2003, Bluz solidified a spot hosting a
segment on Charlotte’s #1 urban Radio station every Friday morning at
Bluz has been performing spoken word and hosting events for 7
years. He was the host of the RedBull StreetStyle Contest, Fresh fest
B-BOY break dance contest and participated in the Redbull “SayWhat”
spoken word workshop. An active member in the community, Bluz has worked
on several projects with organizations such Junior Achievement,
Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center,
Wachovia, Bank Of America, CBS Radio, Radio Disney, ESPN, SPEED TV, BET,
and NASCAR where he wrote and performed several intros for the
Nationally televised showed NASCAR:TODAY in which he won an Emmy.
Bluz has shared the stage with several distinguished poets, Taylor Mali, Nikki Giovanni, Sonia Sanchez, Gil Scott Heron and he has opened for many national recording artist such as Outkast, Amel Larrieux, Yung Jeezy, Little Brother, Pink Floyd, Last Poets, D'Angelo, John Legend, Soulganic, Del La Sol, KRS ONE and more. He is the author of a book of poetry(Articulate Slang), released 3 cds, and featured at world famous Nuyorican poets Café and Bowery Poetry Club. All of these accomplishments pale in comparison to his role as father to three beautiful children, husband to a dynamic wife, and friend to a core of poets known as the Concrete Generation who constantly help him push the limit of poetry. Bluz remains a visionary in the art of spoken word and slam poetry. His relentless pursuit to reinvent himself and the art form keep him in the upper echelon of poetry. This is Bluz