Trenton born DJ Ahmad Shakir aka “itsjustahmad” is here for you to hear!
Ahmad is one of the members of SAGE Coalition and handles the “event
day” activities and all things sound related.
You can hear him spinning on
a regular basis at Trenton Social Thursday nights with DJ Tangency as well as Gallery
219 openings. Gallery 219 is located on
Hanover St. in Trenton next to the Ghandi Garden.
Ahmad has been on the 1&2’s
for 15 years. His love of music was
found at 3 years old as he listened to the music of his Grandmother and
other family friends.
“itsjustahmad” had diverse
interest in music throughout his teens enjoying Sade, RunDMC, Black
Sabbath, Michael Jackson and Aerosmith.
Nowadays Ahmad continues to expand his musical palette
listening to Gospel, Jazz, Hip Hop and Indie Rock. His focus this week has been Alabama
Shakes. Going back a little further and the sounds flowing in his ears were Adele, Bill Withers and Dilated
Our conversation turned to
fashion of which Ahmad has no interest in the current youth trend of skinny
jeans and fluorescent colors. He still
rocks the style of his youth, Adidas. He
shared about his first pair of White with Black “Shelltops.” He described his style as B-boy Prep or Skate
Prep. I call this look “Urban Classic”,
always clean and fresh, denim/jean pants are fine, oxford shirt and a
jacket. Accessories like a tie, hat/cap,
jewelry are added personal expressions. The
thought process is to be ready for anything you will encounter in an
Thoughts on Trenton? Ahmad believes Trenton has the potential to
become a staple in the USA again. "We
have lots of talent with room for growth."
We agree that NOW is the time for the Trenton350 to solidified Trenton as
DJ-itsjustahmad can be reach
via the following
As always see and hear for
yourself about this Trenton365 member spinning on the 1& 2’s and tell
him you heard about him here!