Dj Locnez, born in Dayton Ohio, October 1, 1979. He started his music career as an artist in his early teens, and took off from there. With a total of five mixed tape albums as an artist, Locnez was accepted on MTV’s MC Battle Contest. Unfortunately he was unable to attend and compete, due to lack of funding. Being accepted as the 635th MC to get accepted to attend and compete was a huge accomplishment. MTV only accepted a thousand MC’s, and you can only imagine how many groups of thousand’s applied. From there, the Monster’s career escalated with success. After being accepted on Mtv MC Battle, Locnez did a lot of soul searching. This lead to the great transition from artist, to a mixed tape Dj.
As a mixed tape Dj, Locnez has released over 20 mixed tapes, with more on the way. It was during the creation of these projects, Locnez was diagonosed with “AVN”, Avascular Necrosis. “AVN” is a rare diesease. If you do your research on “AVN” you will discover it is a serious disease, at that. Locnez gives all thanks to God for keeping him well grounded. In 2011, Dj Locnez was nominated for “Best New Dj” at the OHHA, Ohio Hip Hop Awards. This is the same year Machine Gun Kelly decided to sign with Bad Boy Records. DJ Xplosive, MGK’s DJ, was nominated in the “Best New Dj” category, the same year Locnez was. It was all grind time for Locnez after that. Just in 2013, Locnez was nominated a total of seven times, and won “Most Inspirational Award” from the Midwest Hip Hop Awards.
Dj Locnez is going into his 10th year celebration as the Midwest DTP Mixtape Dj. Dj Locnez was welcomed into the Nerve DJ’s family this year. With that in mind, Locnez was blessed to be able to network with OG DJ Johnny’O. OG DJ Johnny’O is the president and C.E.O. of the Nerve DJ’s. The two collaborated on “WE ARE OHIO” STAY FOCUSED Vol. 5. Right after the official launch, Locnez revealed, “Midwest Mobbin” Vol. 1, co-hosted by Skiddalz, one of ST. Louis’ monsters on the mic. So all in all, we all got a story, It’s just the passion in your heart that keeps the fire lit!