Exclusive Interview: Sean Armstrong

Photo by Aaron “zu” Keeny

Written by: E Major

Once you become known as a DJ how do one transition from behind the decks to the front of the stage without everyone calling you a rapping DJ? Kanye successfully became an MC after being known solely as a producer but has there ever been a DJ that successfully holds down the tables and the mic?  Considering that MCing was created by DJ’s bragging and boasting over their mixes, you would think there would be more of this happening.  Sean Armstrong also known as DJ Face, one of the DJ’s in 9th Wonder‘s respected True School DJ crew, appears to be one of the few that has the skill to do both with admirable skill.

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True School CIAA Wrap Up

Front Row: L to R – E. Jones, DJ Face, Tyler Woods and Vince Clark
Back Row: L to R – 9th Wonder, Dj Cuzzin B, Jay Clipp and T. Reeves

This past weekend True School was set to take over the CIAA’s in Charlotte, NC.  If you are unfamiliar with the CIAA it is the largest HBCU Division II Basketball Tournament.  There are a billion parties and events that take place throughout the week and there was no shortage of True School activities.  The fun started as soon as we landed on Thursday afternoon.  After checking into the hotel we headed to a sneaker boutique called Velocity.  In attendance was artists from 9th Wonder’s IWW, (It’s a Wonderful World), Music Group and sub labels Jamla and The Academy including: Tyler Woods, Rapsody, Big Remo, Actual Proof and Thee Tom Hardy.  9th Wonder mixed several selections from each artist and let me tell you there was some absolute FIRE coming out of the speakers!  Later that night we headed to Kashmir to spin and set off the rest of the weekend’s activities.

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