It’s always a great pleasure to see young entrepreneurs thrive — especially during trying times like these during the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the shortcomings we’ve endured since the first quarter of 2020, Jabari Carter (better known as DJ First Class), has kept his foot on the gas within the music industry as a prominent DJ, music journalist, executive producer and media maven. The 28-year-old creative has his eyes on the prize and his tunnel vision is sharper than an ice pick as he continues to not only elevate himself, but lift others as he climbs.
Born and raised in Chicago, DJ First Class grew up in a household where music was essential. From Hip Hop to R&B to Gospel, he was quite fond of the craft itself. By the time he was 8 years old, he manifested having a career in music when he got older — and that’s exactly what he did. After graduating Proviso West High School in 2010, Jabari enrolled as a full-time student at Western Illinois University where he majored in Broadcasting Production. It was his freshmen year when he decided to make his dreams a reality. He did this by teaching himself the art of DJing in his dorm room — practicing day and night consistantly. DJ First Class became a household for the campus where he signed a contract with the university to DJ all of the campus parties during his tenure as a student.
After graduating, the rising media mogul discovered his hidden talent in music journalism and he took advantage of the opportunities to become a writer for various music/media platforms like RESPECT Magazine, iLLANOiZE Media and most recently, REVOLT TV. Along with working diligently with independent Chicago record label, Billionaire Minds Build Brands Records, DJ First Class has made a name for himself in his city and is quickly rising as one of the elite figures in media.
In a recent sit-down with Digital Buzzed Now, DJ First Class spoke on a number of things including his experience interviewing New Orleans legend Curren$y. Feel free to tune in for more here. All in all, this is only the beginning for the Chicago creative. He’s only got his foot in the door as of now but he plans to own the entire building sooner than later!
Feel free to follow First Class on Twitter @1DJFirstClass