I will be holding an event at peabodys with in the next 3 weeks---it will showcase local djs and help them network with each other. Without the DJ there is no club, music, dancing or artist. We need to make sure the DJ's in this area get the right credit and also make sure the craft is respected.....details at shaggy757.com
[gallery]Can you believe it---Brody my son that i shared live on radio with already turned 2. My life has changed so much but def for the best. I continue to learn as a parent and grow as a person. But there is one thing that wont change and its the way I act in public and on radio :)
You guys are the best and I love what I do--which is entertain you each and every morning.
So I took Mrs Shag aka Nikki to NYC this weekend for a quick get a way....She got to shop at SoHo and walk by the craziness at Dash. I got to see some friends and just hang with my wife. Sometimes you gotta just go and not worry about whats behind you...we dont get to do this enough because of my work schedule and Mr Brody Stokes.
Hope all is well in your life and stay positive
So March 25,26 I am taking my lovely wife to NYC for our anniversary. She will get to shop and have some fun. Its been awhile since Nikki and I have had a vacation so this will be fun. That same weekend my brotha James McAdoo will be playing in the McDonalds All American Game. Busy weekend but all fun.
PIX to follow
Quick note: Its hard doing this local music thing, giving everyone a chance, going thru emails, listening to songs, booking them gigs and doing the locals only show... most of the artist get there shot they move on and i hear nothing from them but then i get these types of emails and makes it all worth it---please read specially if your a local artist
Hope you and the family are doing well, and I know you are busy with all you have going on so I'll respect your time,
What you have done for Jesse Evans (my oldest of three great sons) has really helped him and our family out. In so many ways his good attitude and his good grades are mainly due to his dedication to his music and from the support you show him.
I just wanted to thank you personally but your are always so busy, but you'll see me at most of the expos, locals shows, and obviously my sons shows I'll get my chance to shake your hand. Keep the shows coming we will keep selling tickets (we are good at that) Hoping his stage presence will impress you tuesday and thursday night hes been working hard and your oppinion meens alot. If you get time check him out on reverbnation he just hit 140 and climbing. I want you to pick your favorite song and hit me back if you have time,
thanks again for everything you've done to help jesse out and I look forward to the norva show with jesse evans don't worry we will sell the tickets.
YOU ARE A GOOD MAN SHAGGY
Sat Jan 15 5:00PM @ Tallwood High School Va. Wesleyan College
Mon Jan 17 2:00PM @ Page High School Greensboro Coliseum
Sat Jan 22 7:00PM vs. Cape Henry Collegiate School Smith Gym
Tue Jan 25 7:00PM vs. Bishop Sullivan Catholic Smith Gym
Fri Jan 28 7:00PM @ Walsingham Academy
Mon Jan 31 7:00PM @ Norfolk Academy
Thu Feb 3 7:00PM @ Nansemond-Suffolk Academy
Sat Feb 5 7:00PM vs. Landstown High School Smith Gym
Tue Feb 8 7:00PM vs. Hampton Roads Academy Smith Gym
Thu Feb 10 7:00PM @ Peninsula Catholic High School
Sat Feb 12 TBA @ Hargrave Military Academy @ U N C (Tentative) - possibly @
Tue Feb 15 7:00PM @ Atlantic Shores Christian School
Fri Feb 18 7:00PM vs. Norfolk Collegiate School Smith Gym
Sat Feb 19 TBA @ Benedictine High School Virginia Commonwealth University
Wed Feb 23 TBA vs. TCIS Tournament Quarterfinals Smith Gym
Fri Feb 25 TBA @ TCIS Tournament Semi-Finals Hampton Roads Academy
Sat Feb 26 7:00PM @ TCIS Championship Hampton Roads Academy
Tue Mar 1 TBA @ VISAA Division II State First-Round Higher Seed
Wed Mar 2 TBA @ VISAA Division II State Quarterfinals Higher Seed
Fri Mar 4 TBA @ VISAA Division II State Semifinals Virginia State University
Sat Mar 5 TBA @ VISAA Division II State Finals Virginia State University
This is gonna be fun. Timbo has so many songs he could do this for 20 years and still be pumping out hits...Starts tomorrow and click on the link to get a clue who is up first.....
M Watts, Bruno Jackson, B Michielle, A.Driver, Joe Tann, Thadd Williams, Kevin Mac, Rekapse, City Voices, YA Mafia, Grizzley Ent, Matt Mason, Chek and the Family, J Pharaoah and The Manhattan Project, Red Carpet Club, Cheap Thrills, Jesse Taylor, Jolley Brothers, Heather Ginn, 88, Capital QB, ASA, Crossover Boys, Chasing Arrows, DBS, Nick Franklyn.Â IfÂ I missed you comment because Im trying to remember all the artist we have showcased.
Saturday, November 27 - Janaf Shopping Center inÂ Norfolk
Sunday, November 28Â -Â Wal-Mart in Suffolk
Monday, November 29Â - ToysÂ R Us in Newport News
Tuesday, November 30Â -Â Red Mill Commons in Virginia Beach
Wednesday,Â December 1Â -Â Patrick Henry Mall inÂ Newport News
Thursday, December 2Â - ToysÂ R UsÂ in Virginia Beach
Friday, December 3 -Â Military Circle Mall inÂ Norfolk
Â Â Â Â I am the mother ofÂ The Jolley Brothers and I feel like this note to you is long over due.Â I have watched my boys and their creativity with music for over ten years now.Â Â When they were younger they were always "practicing" with their band in the basement and it just went on from there.Â Â Chris eventually developed other interests but Matt was all about the music.
Â Â Â Â I remember a few months ago my son Matt'sÂ apartment caught on fire.Â He lost so much of his hard work in equipment, CDs, etc.Â Most would have given up.Â He came to live with me and the day after the fire I heard Matt up at 3a.m.Â I asked him if he was ok and he said "I'm not giving up mom.Â I'm going to the station and I am going to wait until Shaggy gets there.Â I am going to give him my cd...a bunch of them, and I am going to make a better life for my son".
Â Â Â Â The reason for this e-mail is to thank you Shaggy.Â You could have just shut the door in his face but you never did.Â You have been behind them since day one and I just want to tell you, as a mother, how much I appreciate you.Â Thank you for all you have done and all you continue to do.Â You really are a great man and my family won't ever forget that.
I was 14 years old when i first got the chance to meet Dj Law. He came to haygood skating center to host a party becuz Shadows nightclub was closed for painting. I was super nervous when him and Big B walked in because I use to listen to them everyday in the afternoon. He came up to the stage grabbed the mic and was the coolest. He gave me some exclusive promo cd's and I remember going to Independence Middle School the next day and showing everyone in school. Fast forward to 2010, Law was my mentor in radio, music, and business. There was never a time when I would ask Law a question he wouldn't help me or give me true advice.
He came to my music expo and was so impressed he told me backstage that he would be there for every single one if I needed em and I laughed saying "I need ya for the planning and the event". We bounced music off each other and would talk about music for awhile.
When I get the news on sunday I was in LA working with a local pop/rock group named Rekapse and Timbaland and all I could think about was flying home to be with my family. It's not sitting well with me because Law wasn't just a Local Radio DJ, Law was the nicest, down to earth and most well rounded individual I've ever met. I've been in this business almost 11 years and to think I got more years to come without my friend Law beside me is something that will just take some time. My thoughts and prayers go to his family, Big B, Pavar and all the staff at WOWI and Clear Channel.
Another quick story was when I got the Timbaland and Magoo cd and the Boodah Brothers had a interlude on it I remember calling all my friends and showing em because I thought it was so cool local dj's got on a national cd. That was in 1997. so dope right? I agree
I will miss you DJ Law but I promise your name wont be forgotten. Feb 26, 27 is the next music expo and its dedicated to you and your family.
Shag (aka cool hip hop surfer-everytime I called him thats how he would answer the phone)
The viewing of âDJ Lawâ will take place between 4:00 pm â 8:00 pm. The viewing will be @ the Weymouth Funeral Home located 12746 Nettles Drive, Newport News, VA 23606, phone # 757-930-2222. The funeral will be Saturday, September 25th at 2:00 pm at the First Baptist Church, 1216 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA 23606, phone # 757-930-0911.
If you would like to send flowers or your condolences to the family, the address is 3 Artillery Place, Newport News, VA. 23608 and his wifeâs name is Angie Brown.
Well tonight is nikki and I date night....our good friends natalia and joe are gonna watch brodster for a little...we are gonna hit aldos (nikkis favorite place) and go see law abidin citizen. should be alot of fun, these are the things u gotta do. i will bet my wife cries becuz of brody withink 20 mins..
peace and love
Whats your favorite Neptunes produced track here are some ideas
...like i love u
...hot in herre
...i just wanna luv you
whats your favorite neptunes track...oh wait i cant forget grindin...there are so many
Whats up people...stuff the bus is coming soon and i know you guys wanna help out because without your help there isnt a chance in the world these kids will get a xmas.
with that said im challening businesses to start now and start getting toys together to bring em to me the first day of stuff the bus.
last year we did 10 buses this year our goal is 15..so that means we need to start now. lets make this happen and since there are so many businesses that care about the community we should have a big year.
email me at firstname.lastname@example.org subject title stuff the bus..ill give you guys shout outs and stay in contact with you on the progress of stuff the bus 2009.
2morrow will be two weeks since my son was born and its so much fun
he is already starting to make facial expressions and character traits....there are a bunch of pictures on my twitter/shaggy757 or my facebook. thanks for all the prayers and emails you guys are the best
people 5 days until my son brody is born...well at least that the due date...how cool!! we are super excited and cant wait to see what he looks like...as soon as he is born or nikki goes into labor we will be all ove the radio, twitter and the blogs..
keep nikki and my son in your prayers and btw
CHURCH TONIGHT 8PM........1000 north great neck rd
va beach va
cya there G
SOOOO tired...and i know people are gonna read this and say "well wait till your son comes" people i get it im just saying i dont have a sleep sked now..me and nikki need a vacation. the last time i had a day off was march...basically 6 months ago. hope everyone is well--have a good weekend--i could be a dad by monday who knows
Well we offically have 3 weeks until we welcome Baby Brody to the world. Nikki is ready now to give birth and I have to say Im pretty excited also. we have heard things will change but to be honest we are ready for changes and are excited to add on to our family. Thanks to everyone who has contacted us to give us words of advice...peace and grace
Hello people you know me im the guy who always knows what is going on in the hampton roads area...well i dont talk about my church on the radio alot for numerous reasons..but im allowed to talk about whatever i want on my blog...so here ya go
--wave church tonight 1000 n great neck rd in va beach
--starts @ 8pm but get there @ 730 becuz its packed
--wear whatever you want---seriously i wear my hats all the time
--trust me its the best time of your life....
leave me a comment if you wanna come and ill save you a seat...its that legit
Its tuesday am...and that means its torture tuesday time. Whats your favorite Tortue Tuesday stunt????? The reason I asked is because people always ask me what my favorite torture tuesday stunts are and here is my list.
6..shock collar karoke
7..paint me like the hulk
leave me a comment and let me know your favorite
Well today is Monday and Its my first written blog....yahhhhh!!!! i hope you all read it because it the next couple of weeks I will be having an addition to the Shaggy family..My son brody is due on Sept 7 2009 and Nikki and I couldnt be happier.Â stay tuned for updates and please email me @shaggyz104.com for any music ? or partys you wanna talk about..
peace and love
It's Time again for the Best of the 757 Competition. Check out the Video of me going through the some of the training this year at Velocity Sports in Chesapeake. Also visit www.bestofthe757.com for dates and more info.