DJ Earth 1ne is one of DC Hip Hop's best kept secrets.
She is a native Washingtonian, a living example of a true diamond in the rough. Having come from a family of musicians, she was inspired by the talents that surrounded her. She grew up hearing the constant licks of the bass guitar, the constant playing of piano, and constant bursts of song. It wasn't long before she chose deejaying as her personal form of musical expression.
DJ Earth 1ne started off as an employee at MetaTracks Studios, and by 2001, devoted her life to the decks, perfecting her turntable skills and adding that special touch. While she trained, she became heavily involved in the DC Hip Hop scene. That same year, she was head coordinator for an event called When Worlds Collide, a platform for underground emcees, b-boys and b-girls to display their personal stories through Hip Hop. The event was part of Art-O-Matic, a bi-yearly event held in Washington, D.C. that celebrated the community and its various forms of expression through art, music, theater, poetry, dance, and films. She then jumped into the open-mic scene. She held a weekly open-mic night at Harambe Cafe. She then hosted a night of underground Hip Hop performances that welcomed all emcees, deejays, producers, b-boys and b-girls. It was called Tru Skool, now known as one of the most authentic Hip Hop open-mics in the DC area, that often serves as the starting point for up-and-coming Hip Hop artists. In the summer of 2008 she provided the sounds for H.B.O.'s Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival she also held it down at Andalu Night Club every other Thursday night with Real Hip Hop Thursdays, she also rocked an event called Cake and Kisses in Washington, DC.
Since the start of her career, DJ Earth 1ne has fluxed from being both Promoter and Deejay, and has received much respect in the DC Hip Hop community for being both. While she continues to promote for major urban companies, her claim to fame is her skill on the 1's and 2's. She is the first female Deejay to be inducted by KRS-ONE into the Temple of Hip Hop. She managed and promoted for the group Culture Cypha, now disbanded. Culture Cyphas first album Aztect Planet quickly became a DC favorite, and upon popular demand, a second album was released in 2004 called Translation. And currently, she is the only female Deejay in DC for an artist named Enoch the 7th Prophet, member of the former Culture Cypha. Since 2000, the two have worked together, dedicating their artistry to the ministry of Hip Hop, and have produced anthems that promote awareness, love, and social responsibility.
DJ Earth 1ne has worked with numerous artists, including DJ Jazzy Jeff, KRS-ONE, DJ Jealousy, King Britt, Immortal Technique, Lone Catalysts, Akir, Jeru, Enoch the 7th Prophet, Culture Cypha, Just Ice, Busy Bee, and Wise Intelligent and a host of others. She has performed in Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, Chicago, North Carolina, and Georgia.
Her artistic work culminated into activism on women's voices in the sound industry in the summer of 2008, when she provided the sounds for H.B.O.'s Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival, and more recently as a guest DJing for All Girl Radio on 88.9 WEAA (The Audio Infusion) and Women’s History Month on 89.3 WPFW (Soul Controllers Da Cipher).
You can find her keeping active now working on The Pro-Seeds Project helping to fight Prostate cancer, or on her blog, “Tone Scientitzt Music Blog” www.tonescientizt.wordpress.com. You can also listen to her latest mixtape Nation19 Magazine presents:
The Art of Nas Mixtape on www.soundcloud.com/nation19/nation19mixtape_num2_nas