DJ Holiday, also known as Robert Avery, was born in Germany and raised in Decatur, GA. Before establishing his party promotion company in 2006 titled “Plush Blue Entertainment,” Holiday spent years Dj’ing for parties and making a name for himself in Atlanta. It was not long before Holiday caught the attention of DJ Drama, which would later turn into Holiday joining Drama’s team known as the “ Aphillates Music Group.” Soon after his recruitment, Holiday began the popular mixtape series “Holiday Season,” which would later help open the doors for many of the upcoming artists in the South during that time. Throughout his career, XXL, Hip Hop Weekly, and Ozone Magazine have rewarded Holiday for his incomparable skill and work ethic as an American DJ. MTV even gave Holiday an award for the best breakthrough DJ of the Year in 2010. Below is a list of artists that DJ Holiday has helped push and support throughout his career.
DJ Holiday and Gucci Mane probably have had the longest working relationship out of any of the artist on this list. Likewise, DJ Holiday met many of the artists on this list due to his connection to Gucci Mane. Back when Dj Holiday released the first project under the “Holiday Season” series in 2008, it featured songs by Gucci Mane, Rocko, Young Jeezy, and T.I. DJ Holiday would continue pushing songs for Gucci, and even hosted many of his mixtapes like Jewelry Selection, Buy My Album, Writing On The Wall 2, I'm Up, and Trap Back.
Now here’s an artist that many people seem to forget about when referring to DJ Holiday’s impressive resume. There is no denying Nicki Minaj’s prominent talent. However, it was no other than Gucci Mane and DJ Holiday who first helped Nicki get her records played throughout the city of Atlanta. Nicki Minaj’s, Beam Me Up Scotty, was not only her breakthrough mixtape, but it also included features by Gucci Mane, Lil Wayne, and Drake. Just for the record, it was the one and only DJ Holiday and The Trapaholics who hosted that very same project for Nicki before she signed with Young Money Records.
I am sure you did not see this one coming, especially seeing as how French Montana’s career began much earlier in New York. However, in 2010-2011 French Montana released his tenth mixtape, Coke Boys, which included features from Gucci Mane, Three 6 Mafia, and many other southern artists. French Montana’s biggest record that year was also “ Choppa Choppa Down,” which featured rapper Waka Flocka. Interestingly enough, that same year French Montana dropped Mister 16: Casino Life with DJ Holiday. The 21-track project included French Montana’s next biggest hit “Shot Caller,” which would soon help take French Montana to the next level in his career.
Besides the “Miley” track dropped by Wiz Khalifa and Waka Flocka in 2014, DJ Holiday has continuously been a part of these two artists' careers. Just in 2011, Wiz Khalifa dropped his highly anticipated mixtape,Cabin Fever, which was also deemed the 13th most downloaded mixtape on Datpiff in 2013. With such critical acclaim, it was only right for Khalifa to ask DJ Holiday to host Cabin Fever 2 in 2012. Some of the popular records on Cabin Fever 2 also included artists such as French Montana, Iamsu!, Juicy J, and Problem.
Drake has had more of an involvement with Hip-Hop than some people give him credit for. Many do not know of Drake’s younger days visiting his father in Memphis, TN during his summers out of school. This is where Drake grew to be influenced by many southern artists like Three 6 Mafia, Yo Gotti, as well as 8Ball & MJG. Years later Drake would come to be a part of a couple of DJ Holiday projects like Nicki’s Minaj's Beam Me Up Scotty, and DJ Holiday's Holiday Season 3. Holiday Season 3 also included the hit banger “Believe Or Not,” by Drake featuring Gucci Mane.
DJ Holiday will be making appearances during A3C . Don't miss out!
Friday October 7th @ 10:00 PM
Delightful Eatz (Roof Top) (Old 4th Ward)