Growing up in Far Rockaway, Queens, New York Kawon Jenkins has always been surrounded by music. As a kid Kawon watched his uncles rehearse with their band or he would sit around with his parents listening to their record collection of Gospel, Funk, Soul and Disco records. It wasn’t until the emergence of Hip-Hop when Kawon’s love for music went over the top. The beats and lyrics hypnotized him to the point of being obsessed with the culture.
Naturally Kawon got into deejaing when he was carrying record crates for one of his uncles to and from parties as a teenager. “My uncle had to take a bathroom break and told me to just throw on a record after this one ends. I threw a party track on and the crowd went crazy and started dancing, that’s when I knew I knew my DJ journey began.”That birthed DJ Kawon and the rest is history.
DJ Kawon now resides in Dallas, TX and still searches for the next record to break as the Program Director for the station and his weekly flagship radio show “The Mixtape Show” which can be heard every Wednesday night on DJ Kawon Radio and 5 other syndicated radio stations in the Atlanta, Dallas, New York, Miami & Houston markets. The two hour show format is playing music and interviewing independent Hip-Hop and R&B artist which Kawon refers to as, “legends in the making.” The show has also been blessed to welcome “Golden Era Greats” such as Positive K, Dres of Blacksheep, Doodlebug of Digable Planets, Do It All of Lords Of The Underground, and Rampage Of The Flipmode Squad to name a few. The show averages 12-15 thousand listeners per month and is currently being developed into a television platform.
In 2018 DJ Kawon also launched his “DJ Kawon” mobile app, which includes the radio station, show archives, you tube videos of his interviews and much more. DJ Kawon can also be heard on Sunday evening on “The Chillout” Show, a more laid back show that gets the listeners ready for the work week.
The grind doesn’t stop for Kawon as his journey of creating the “Go To” platform is going at a break neck speed. “I’m always looking to give exposure to the indie artist who have a passion for Hip-Hop like I do.”