DJ Icy Ice has carved out a name for himself in the hip hop community as a respected turntablist, radio station personality, entrepreneur,and community activist. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Icy Ice's musical roots began as a b-boy (break dancing) in the 1980s, which introduced him to new music styles and led to his destiny with the turntables. It was then that Icy Ice began to create a name for himself by DJing at local events, parks, school dances and local nightclubs.
In 1988, Icy Ice founded Legend Entertainment, a promotional group that hosts the largest 18 & over Asian nightclub events in the Los Angeles Metro area. In addition to LA, Legend Entertainment has also branched out its events to span San Francisco and down to San Diego. Currently the group is expanding to New York and eventually along the east coast.His biggest project to date is STACKS, The Vinyl Authority, which has quickly established itself as the premier source for vinyl to DJs and turntablists. Icy Ice's mission is to not only service the DJ market, but create an educational center for the Los Angeles and Orange County areas for music enthusiasts to learn about the art of turntablism and bring awareness and education in the hip hop culture. His intense passion for music and educating the community are reflected in the store's outreach through in-store appearances and workshops.
Early in July of 2002, Christine decided to approach a good friend who was a DJ that had helped her with earlier projects for her old singing group. Disheartened that she wasn't singing anymore, she wanted to find something else to feed her desire to be a great musician. One time while hanging out together, Christine asked him if he could teach her how to DJ. His initial reaction was "don't waste my time". The subject was left alone after that, but a month later, she asked again. This time he consented, and she got to touch turntables for the first time.
Being a hip-hop DJ, the first thing he decided to teach her was how to scratch. Three to four hours later, Christine had learned a couple of basic scratches that sometimes took months for others to learn. Surprised by how quickly she picked things up, he put her under his tutelage, teaching her how to scratch and beat juggle, and later, how to mix.
In January 2003, Christine landed her first official "gig" as a DJ. Catching the attention of many promoters, she has performed in different venues throughout California, from San Diego to LA, including the infamous Highlands in Hollywood. Currently, she is a DJ at the still fairly-new nightclub Risqué in the Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, as well as other local hotspots in Las Vegas.
Christine's passion and love for music put her where she is today. Realizing that God has blessed her with ambition and talent, she aims to be one of the most prominent female hip-hop DJs to hit the scene, especially in Las Vegas, where currently there are only female DJs that play techno, house or trance. She looks forward to the challenges of everyday life in the music industry and dreams of becoming a successful renowned DJ.