[INTERVIEW] DJ Mustard Talks Over Saturation of DJs, Staying Competitive + Most Annoying Part of His Job

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DJ Mustard (real name Dijon McFarlane), who is best known for being the official DJ of Compton bred rapper YG, as well as for producing a string of hit singles (Tyga’s, “Rack City”, YG’s, “My Nig-a”, and Trey Songz’Na Na“) has become one of the hottest names in the game. Recently, theJasmineBRAND.com correspondent @SmithWorldWide chatted with him at the BMI Awards. Check out our conversation.


theJasmineBRAND.com: You’re like one of the most sought after DJs, what is your appeal?

DJ Mustard: I’m turnin’ up on these nig-as that’s my appeal. Nig-as got me fuc-ed up, that’s my appeal. Anything else you hear that sound like me ain’t real.

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theJasmineBRAND.com: So you’re gonna be the house DJ for the VMA’s. How do you prepare for a show like that?

DJ Mustard: I DJ everyday, so I just keep my focus on really just getting ready, studying my music, doing my research, just playing all my sh-t.

theJasmineBRAND.com: There’s an over saturation of DJs. How do you keep your edge? How do you stay above the cut?