"Proof Of The Pudding" Chats | The State Of Hip-Hop | September 18th, 7:00 - 9:00 PM (NON-HPI AFFILIATE SIGN-UP)
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This Friday, Acclaimed New England Hip-Hop OG's DJ DYMAND, DJ ESQ, DJ REAL P and Jeff2Timez join us at the Hasty Pudding Club for a close encounter Q&A about their experiences in Hip-Hop across decades as hip-hop mixtape, radio, tour and remix DJs.

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ADDRESS: 45 DUNSTER STREET, CAMBRIDGE MA, 02138
About The Speakers
PANELIST: DJ DYMAND

He has collaborated with international and hip hop artists and renowned Cape-verdeans musicians such as Future, French Montana, Dave East, DMX, Fabolous, Loony Johnson, Djodje and Nelson Freitas & Much More 

Dymand Teixeira, also known as dj dymand, has left his " flow " at clubs and private parties since his youth, to the point of being labeled " the youngest in charge ". 

Born and raised in Rhode Island but with roots in Cape Verde Islands, his talent goes beyond his age. His interactive and versatile style has made him one of the favorite and most popular Djs. He plays several genres of music while introducing new styles.

PANELIST: DJ ESQ 

From Boston to Chicago, down to Miami and Jamaica, Pete O'Karma, a.k.a. DJ ESQ. has been cutting records for over 15 years.  In addition to his role behind the decks, Pete is the entertainment director for two different Boston bars; responsible for the music lineup and booking acts and djs, and has even been a featured artist on Boston.com’s BDC Radio.  

He has worked as an instructor and program director for MMMMAven, the only dj and music production schoolin the area.   In 2017, he started a nonprofit called The 1200 Club to bring dj gear and lessons to the inner city, 

Currently he is focused on the company he co-founded Table Manners, a turntable-based dj collective specializing in live “dj bands” and scratch events.   Recently they were featured in DJ City’s “The Cutting Room.

PANELIST: DJ REAL P

Capturing the ear is the first steps to capturing the mind. As a DJ, Producer, Event Curator, and Community Partner, ReaL P, tells stories through music and social creativity. Born in Houston, TX and raised in Roxbury, MA to parents of Nigerian and Liberian descent, ReaL P first fell in love with djing at the age of fifteen.

He has now established himself as a staple in the New England based nightlife, music, and entertainment scenes, curating social experiences in some of Boston’s premier venues. ReaL has built his career on quality, passion, and innovation. He always aims to deliver something fresh and thought provoking to his audience.

PANELIST: DJ JEFF2TIMEZ

Jeff also known as 2Timez is a Boston Native born and raised! He has worn multiple hats and continues to do so! For the last 3 years Jeff(2timez) has been Dj’ing for the New England Patriots @ Home Games On Rock The Plaza at Gillette Stadium! This opportunity has given Jeff another platform to show the world how great he is and how much of an asset he is to have on any event! He was the musical editor of the #1 Hip Hop Magazine in the country....Hip Hop Weekly that some millions of copies on a weekly basis! He also DJ’s on a Boston radio station known as B87 FM Monday through thursday from 5-7 PM and you can also catch him on Saturday’s from 6-9 PM playing the Hottest Hits along with playing music from upcoming new artists in and around the City of Boston! He has a passion for music and represents the 617 to the fullest! He has strived to be Undefined , Undefeated and plays a variety of music for people worldwide of all ages and Genere’s.

Early in his career as a member of The Hang Men 3 production team he worked with many Grammy award winning artists including Teddy Riley, Dionne Warwick, Nas, Raekwon and Prodigy of Mobb Deep and many more.

As a recognized DJ he was commissioned as an international touring DJ for Made Men as they toured with rapper Ja Rule, singer Ashanti and The Cash Money & Ruff Ryders Tour. He is well known for his effortless ability to blend musical genres for any crowd, capturing cutting edge sound as well as those that are considered classic and timeless.

He continues to amaze audiences with his unique ability to connect with any and everyone within his reach. Whether you need a DJ for a party or an event guaranteed 2timez will take it to a whole new level!

MODERATOR: ALEXANDER PADEI

DJ, Producer, Rapper, Songwriter and Entrepreneur Alexander Padei has been making waves in Boston and Cambridge through his DJing work, Original Hip-Hop/R&B records, music and entrepreneurship education and marketing consulting work. Padei hopes to inspire as many other musicians and entrepreneurs as he can through his work. 

Most recently, Padei brought together 18 artist from across Boston for one massive collaborative original mixtape, ranging across Hip Hop, R&B, Reggaeton and Dancehall. He is also the creator of original series "The Cold Call" a show where he brings artists into the studio to make a song from scratch in 5 hours or less on camera.
What Are POP Chats?
The Hasty Pudding Club will play host to a new, recurring program, a coffee chat / interview series open to members, alumni and, pending space, limited guests, which will seek to celebrate and explore the careers and experiences of those interviewees who take part.

Q&As will be held at the Hasty Pudding Club house in an intimate, closed setting. Members and other guests will have opportunities to take part in a friendly discussion with the artist(s) about their experience in the industry.

We hope to create frequent spaces for members of the Club, Theatricals and Kroks, as well as Harvard and Other Boston-area students to engage with the music industry, through this program. Look forward to future announcements of artists and music professionals coming to speak at the house!
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