DJ Jdawg was born and raised in the City of Oceanside in North San Diego. Growing up around his uncles he was introduced to different genres of music early. DJ Jdawg started to learn about party music selecting from his uncle Larry Perez as he was the neighborhood DJ. At the age of 11 DJ Jdawg started playing music at small family parties using his cousins’ 45” vinyl collection.
The rest is history!!!
DJ Jdawg started as a club DJ at the age of 15, spinning from local teen clubs to the Tijuana, Mexico nightlife. In 1989 Jdawg signed with Spin-Off Records (Kent Harris) as a tour DJ for Rube Dog “Messican” & Big June! He also continued as a Club DJ, playing multi-genres of music as he spun alongside DJs Frank-Z, AL-C, Kut Father, Blade, Mikeski, AL-C, Kool-T, Dizzy-D, Battle, Dam, RyRy & Johnny Johnson just to name a few. In the 90’s Jdawg was taught studio production, mixing & sound re-enforcement by the legendary Frank-Z. Jdawg also started DJn mobiles & promos for Jammin z90 alongside Kool-T & Dizzy-D. He was also part of the DJ krew known as Undaground Sounds with DJ’s Undaground, Dizzy-D & Stretch.
In 2005, Jdawg became a full-time DJ as he spun mutli-genres of music 6-7 days a week as a Live On Air Radio Personality/Mixer (FM & Internet), Mobile Radio Shows, Schools, Parties, Clubs & Concerts.
DJ Jdawg is the Official Tour DJ for the 3 genre International artist known as LiL Hitt. He also is a tour DJ for EG Young of Cali Music Group and is on the International Car Show Circuit and also DJs for the West Coast artist known as Kay Nine tha Boss. He also has spun on stage with many A-List artist as The Game, Kendrick Lamar, E-40, Too Short, Ice Cube, Paul Wall, Slim Thug and many more. He was also on the 2012 Oldschool Tour with DJ Marcus T of Timex Social Club, Samuelle of Club Nouveau, Candy Man, Kid Frost and Mellow Man Ace. Jdawg is also part of the International DJ squad known as Groove Zone DJs with DJ Dizzy-D, DJ Trakmass, DJ Nova, DJ Kevar, DJ Rson, DJ Van, DJ Lashiz, DJ Tom and DJ So-Hype.