The Foundation Room at Showboat Atlantic City is gearing up for another famous First Friday again this week. Can you believe it’s just about May already? Dang! Good for ya’ll though, because that means it’s time for another party!
If you’ve ever experienced a First Friday before, it’s always a happenin’ time with an awesome crowd. One of the reasons for this is electric vibe is thanks to resident DJ, DJ Webstar.
DJ Webstar is a celebrity in his own right and not only because his spinning skills are off the hook, but because he is also a known rapper and producer. In fact, his famous single, “Chicken Noodle Soup”, blew up YouTube in 2006 and quickly led to a major label deal. “Chicken Noodle Soup” was soon part of a 13-track album called Webstar Presents: Caught In The Web. Uptown Harlem followed in 2008 and a collaborative album with Jim Jones (you know, Chrissy & Mr. Jones, Jim Jones), The Rooftop, in 2009.
Despite all of this fame and fandom, DJ Webstar still finds the time to get back to his first love of DJing. We talked with him about this, his third solo album in the works, First Fridays and more! Check it out, below.
TAC: Most people know you from your famous single, “Chicken Noodle Soup” that became an Internet sensation. What’s the story about the creation of this song?
DJ Webstar: The song blew up unexpectedly. I use to do teen party’s in Harlem NYC, that attracted thousands of kids. I was pretty much just doing music for my followers , but the song hit YouTube a took on a life of its own.
TAC: Why do you think people responded so well to “Chicken Noodle Soup”?
DJ Webstar: I think people responded so well because it was fun, clean, and real. With all the problems in the world today people wanna have a good time whenever they can.
TAC: How has your life changed since that song blew up?
DJ Webstar: Yea my life has changed a lot since then. Money changes the way you live and the things you do, but I’ve remained humble and remain positive. Women treat you a little better as well (laughs).
TAC: You’ve released three albums since then, the last being in 2009. Can we expect another one soon?
DJ Webstar: I’m currently working on my third studio album. We can expect it hopefully Sept 2013. Album features Diddy, Nicki Minaj, DJ Pauly D, Wyclef , Jim Jones and Wale just to name a few.
TAC: So cool! Pulling out all the stops! How do you balance spinning at clubs and your music and producing career?
DJ Webstar: DJing actually keeps a good balance with my other ventures. You can keep in tune with the people, you can know whats hot and what’s not. DJing is my first love..
TAC: What do you like best about spinning at First Fridays every month at Foundation Room at Showboat Atlantic City?
DJ Webstar: The best thing about First Fridays is the energy. People come dressed really nice and ready to party. Nothing better than a great good looking crowd who just wants to party. Good music, good people, and good fashion equals great energy and an amazing party.
TAC: Finish the sentence…The one song that ALWAYS gets the First Fridays crowd dancing is…
DJ Webstar: The one song that always gets First Fridays crowd going is poison By Bel Biv Devoe.
(Excuse us, we need a dance break for this one…
Never trust a big butt and a smile, ya’ll)
TAC: What’s something that you get from spinning live that you can’t when you’re in the studio and vice versa?
DJ Webstar: The one thing you can get from spinning live that you can’t get in the studio is the energy the people give you. Being able to motivate the crowd. That feeling is unexplainable.
TAC: One of your mentors is Diddy. What was the best piece of advice he has ever given to you and how did you form such a great relationship with him?
DJ Webstar: Diddy was actually the one who talked me back in to DJing again I stopped for a while he told me don’t cheat my self. He said if I have the talent to do something, then do it and be the best at it. Get money from everywhere you can, stay positive, negative never wins. He’s the greatest, so when he talks, I listen.
TAC: Absolutely! Where do you hope to be in 10 years?
DJ Webstar: In 10 years, we’ll be doing the 10 year anniversary of First Friday! I don’t think that far really, but God willing, I’ll still be successfully DJing and making good music . Just with a lot more money (laughs).
Sounds good to us! And we totally hope to be celebrating the 10 year anniversary of First Friday with you! In the meantime though, check out DJ Webstar at First Friday THIS Friday at Foundation Room at Showboat. Doors open at 10!