DJ Speedsta kicked off his stint at Metro FM in May 2017. He has been ruling the airwaves since then. Along the way, he followed his passion and continued skating and even went on to open a skatepark. We got hold of the man and chatted about life and his new role as an ambassador for Monster Energy.
What’s the show on Metro FM all about?
My show s called Absolute Hip Hop, and it airs on Metro FM every Saturday night between 20:00 and 22:00. It’s a specialized show focused on Hip Hop. I am a Hip Hop DJ, broadcaster and opinion leader. I live and breathe Hip Hop.
Why is Metro FM known as the coolest station?
Metro FM is cool because it speaks to the urban market. The aspiring, working-class audience.
Where is your skatepark?
I recently opened a skatepark called “The Skate Hub,” an indoor skatepark in Johannesburg. It’s always been a dream of mine to open up my own skatepark. The opportunity came, and I took it with both hands. The skate scene in Johannesburg needed an indoor park.
When did you get into skate?
I first got on a skateboard in Grade 2 – 8 years old. Nowadays, I do most of my skateboarding in Johannesburg, either in the city or at the local parks we have around the area.
I’ve taken some hard slams before but have never broken anything. Mostly just dislocations. I used to throw myself as a kid, but I’m a lot more relaxed now. I skate to my abilities, as it is just a hobby. No pressure whatsoever.
Who is DJ Speedsta?
I’m super happy to be with Monster Energy. This is a huge deal for me. All the things I have been working on in my career as a DJ are starting to come together. I’m grateful for the opportunity.