Derrick Crosby is known in the entertainment world as DJ 3, out of Wichita, Kansas. He has been in the industry for nineteen (19) years and has deejayed for celebrities such as Chris Brown, 8Ball & MJG, Too Short, Juvenile, Three 6 Mafia, Louisiana Cash, Dorrough, Playaz Circle and the late legend Pimp C, just to name a few.
He is also affiliated with the internationally known CORE DJs.
AU: How did you get your start in the music industry?
3: I have always had love for the music. I began my career in the industry as a hip hop artists. I was a part of the
group Flatland Brigade (FLB) but we were not making any money, so I had to make changes.
The main member of the group was a deejay and I use to carry his crates.
Slowly I began to hit the studio, jumping on the turntables and that is how it all started.
What do you contribute your longevity in the music industry to?
3: My longevity comes from remaining relevant, keeping up with the times and staying abreast of new technology.
Some of the things I continue to do to keep my name hot, include deejaying parties and concerts, distributing mixtapes, wearing branding apparel.
AU: How would you describe the artists in Kansas, compared to the rest of the world?
3: The artists in Kansas have their own style and with us being located in the middle of the map, we are able to take our sound from everywhere.
AU: You are also known as a successful promoter, how did that come about?
3: I have been promoting since the 90s.
I believe deejaying and promotions go hand in hand. When people book you, they want you to promote their event.
AU: How did you become and how long have you been a CORE DJ?
3: I have been a CORE DJ for eight (8) years.
I attended the first CORE DJ retreat in Houston, TX and at that time, CEO Tony Neal was only accepting radio deejays.
Then eventually, he added mixtape, club and party deejays and I did them all.
I was added to the organization by Tony Neal and Mac Payne.
AU: What mixtapes do you have out?
3: My volume mixtapes are In the Trunk and Club Killaz.
In the Trunk is street music and Club Killaz if for the club.
AU: Any annual events?
3: Yes, every July people come out to attend our Fourth of July all White Party and in August we have Who’s Who Industry mixer, for deejays and producers.