Today we’d like to introduce you to Rijoun (DJ RAY) Murphy.
Rijoun, before we jump into specific questions, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
After obtaining a college degree in Computer Information Systems from Savannah State, I decided to move back to Stone Mountain where my mother recently had two stokes which caused her whole life to be transitioned in a unexpected way. Before graduating, I had a job offer from Cigna where I would have to move to Pennsylvania, but I could not leave my parents in the position they were experiencing. Finding a job with my in the Atlanta area did not work for me at the time, I filled out over 200 applications and the only job that called was a temp job where the job was for a week. I interviewed many times and knew that I was a very intelligent young man not to mention I had accolades behind my name. No one hired me so I started my own business in January 2017 A production and entertainment company, Di-VerZe E.N.T. DJing was the first component of the business.
After djing in my room for over 12 hours without noticing, I realized this may be something that I should be doing in life because I was an athlete and I never spent that much time consistently on one sport. In the midst of all of this I was working at the Sheraton Atlanta hotel as a bellman, where I would save my money and purchase one piece of equipment at a time knowing the items would be expensive. I finally was able to quit my job in August 2018 where I have not looked back once. Quitting by job was one of the best decisions I have made in my life it has brought me to many avenues and opportunities the way that I thought it would if I worked hard enough. The business is flourishing in all areas and I am looking forward to putting other individuals in place to succeed as well.
Has it been a smooth road?
The transition from a 9-5 job to started my own business looked great because I thought I saved enough money lol. but little did I no that I was in for a ride. Some courses in college prepared me for what I would be getting myself into so my mind was ready for whatever. In the process of starting I was prepared to lose many things you starting with materialistic things to family. Money was not always there neither were the opportunities, but quitting was not an option I knew tough times don’t last long, and I would do whatever to get myself out and hole I was in. I can now say the business is flowing despite the Cov-19 pandemic.
Di-VerZe E.N.T – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
Di-VerZe E.N.T offers a wide range of services from Djing, Studio Recording, Radio Submission, Business advertisement. etc. Di-VerZe HitZ Radio is another component added to the business where we have reached over 26,000 in a year. Artist can submit their music to our station and earn royalties since we are licensed. Not only do we offer services, we also care about the community so T.P.O.L The Paradigm of LIFE was created to give back to anyone who can be helped. We go to schools and reach back to the youth by giving them experiences and info that they may not have heard yet. The thing that sets me apart from every is my background story and the path that I chose given the circumstances I was faced with. Humbly speaking I am the world’s most Diverse DJ/producer in the Atlanta Area. Di-VerZe E.N.T will continue to grow to help others while also growing at the same time.
Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
Atlanta/Stone Mountain has opened up many opportunities for me. I’m not from here so it was fresh start for me. not knowing too many people I used my resources wisely for substantial growth. The city will continue to grow with my hard work and dedication. I will make the world Di-VerZe one day at a time.
- Studio Recoding Mic (A) $50/hr or MIC (B) 30/hr
- Radio Submission $25
- Address: 4653 Rousay Court
- Website: www.diverzeent.com
- Phone: 9123313240
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/djray_the_ngineer/
- Facebook: https://www.instagram.com/djray_the_ngineer/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/diverze_hitz