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Green Lantern – June 22nd at Voyeur – Presented by LED

WHAT: LED presents Green Lantern
WHEN: Friday, June 14th, 2013
AGE: 21+
WHERE: Voyeur
TICKETS: RSVP

Green Lantern LED presents Voyeur

DJ GREEN LANTERN
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Ironically becoming a world famous DJ was someone else’s dream. Growing up Green developed a reputation for being adept at chopping samples and having some of the hottest beats around. DJing was so far from his mind that he had to borrow crates from friends for his first gig, which he only initially agreed to do because it paid $500. Instantaneously finding that he had a knack for controlling the crowd, Green steadily built a reputation as the go-to party DJ in his area. However, his creative background and producer pedigree screamed for an outlet, which ended up being mixtapes. “Around ‘96, I made my first mixtape,” Green recalls. “I used four or eight-track recorders to do different shit. I never did a normal blend tape ever. I understood you have to stand out and so I started putting hooks in and switching stuff up.” Green’s trademarks quickly became his self-produced remixes, and a cohesiveness that had many of his mixtapes sounding like albums. The overwhelming critical acclaim made him a rising star with bookers requesting his presence on the tables everywhere from Connecticut to Japan to all over Europe.

His ascent into the upper echelon of mixtape DJs caught Eminem’s attention. Called on to helm the now classic Invasion mixtape series, Green provided a platform to showcase Shady Records’ impressive stable of artists. Eventually the synergy between the two led to Green becoming Eminem’s tour DJ on the “Anger Management” tour and an opportunity to once again pursue his initial goals. “From 1993 to 2002, I was focusing on DJing,” says Green. “But producing was so much my passion. The Eminem thing was a great opportunity to get back into what I loved and use the name I had to propel a production career.” His discography quickly swelled to include D-Block’s “2 Guns Up,” Immortal Technique’s “Bin Laden,” and Ludacris’ hit single, “Number One Spot.”

It’s evident that Green’s passion for creating and giving people unforgettable aural experiences has not receded. “It’s been a very interesting ride,” he says. “Director Rick Cordero said the coolest shit the other day. He said, ‘People like Green Lantern care about hip-hop and add things to the culture.’ I’ve never been one to be in this game just to eat off of it. I always contribute and bring a dish to dinner.” Given the feedback, it looks like people are enjoying what Green’s been cooking.