Queen E is the DJ mixing the Free Soul show, a 90s-based hip-hop and R&B show that brings you retro songs and modern hip-hop news every Monday from 1-2 p.m.
Read below to find out more about Queen E and her DJ style, inspirations and Titan Radio goals.
How did you get involved in Titan Internet Radio (TIR)?:
I became involved in TIR in September 2013 because I had an interest in music. I am a big music junkie. I wasn’t even sure if we had a radio station until Discoverfest my very first semester here. From then on I just kept saying, I want to have a radio show here, I want to give people the raw hip hop and soulful R&B.
This is your first semester DJing, isn’t it?
Yes, it is.
How’s it going so far?
Well, actually this week and last week had been very hectic for me getting adjusted. The first day I came in to pre-record, it was a disaster. The Adobe Audition wasn’t working properly it wouldn’t let me add songs. So I had to come back in this week to try again, on Tuesday, and it didn’t work out. My show was only 30 minutes long, and I couldn’t find promos to add into the show. Then I came back on Wednesday to pre-record for next Monday, and the mic wasn’t working. I was frustrated, but finally I was able to record my show. Just without promos…
So any advice for aspiring DJs?
I would say to just have fun! You never know where this can take you. This is the start to many things if you are interested in a career in the music industry.
Why should people tune into your show?
I feel that people should tune into my show because it’s a feel-good show with cool music. I think that the vibe that I give off is really peaceful and really chill. I incorporate music with conversation. I think that’s why a lot of people like to listen to radio, you play them some feel-good music then you converse and give them a little update in the music world.
Do you have a musical inspiration?
Yes, I do have musical inspirations–Erykah Badu and Lauryn Hill. I am a huge fan on neo-soul music, and conscious rap. So artists like Common, J. Dilla, Tribe Called Quest, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, TDE, Notorious BIG, 2Pac, India Arie, Ab-Soul and Jill Scott really inspire me. I just love their vibe; they are so relaxed.
If you could see anyone in concert, who would it be and why?
I would see Erykah Badu and Lauryn Hill. They just affect me. I sort live my life in terms of peace and positivity and remaining conscious of the things around me. I feel that they exert those feelings through their music.
What do you hope to do in the future?
I would love to have a role in TIR, not just as a show DJ, but as one of the head people to organize things. I would to love to have more people know that we have a radio station on campus and that it is musically diverse and you do get a taste of every genre–you just have to tune in. As far as my career I actually want to be a part of the music industry, as maybe a Media Relations/ PR manager, or an A&R assistant or brand manager. Something along those lines, or hopefully working for a radio station that we hear on the radio daily.
What are some things you love about Titan Radio?
I love the fact that everyone is into music and that they are willing to help.
Is there anything you wish you did differently?
I have no regrets.
What are you looking forward to doing before you graduate?
Before I graduate, I want to travel outside of the West Coast, and make connections on the East Coast.