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He’s opened up for international stars Sean Paul, Snoop Dogg, Elephant Man, Beenie Man, Tribal Seeds and many more.  His goal, every set, is to create a space that makes you forget about the outside world and lose yourself on the dancefloor. DJ Jahmar International spins good vibes: playing reggae, reggaeton, hip-hop, rock, and pop.

I remember the first time I saw Jahmar, a few months ago on a Saturday. It was a hot-ass summer night, a little after 2am. All of the bars were closing down and I had just left Hotel Congress with a group of my friends. We were still super wasted and we really wanted to keep the night going. As we were stumbling down the street and listing off the possible afterparties we could go to, we found ourselves outside the Royal Hookah Lounge which was emitting some AMAZING sounds. As we peeked around the corner and saw a bit of the dancefloor, it looked just as lit as it sounded. So, of course, we got our asses in the line and went in. I bitched a little bit about the cover — only ’cause there was one. Personally, I don’t really smoke hookah because it gives me a headache. So, for the next 2 hours, my ass was dancing. I was dripping sweat. I went in that place with neatly straightened hair and left with a full-on afro, and it was 110% worth it ‘cause for *every* *single* *song* that night I was like,

“MY SONG! OH MY GAWD! I LOVE THIS SOOOONNNGGG! UuuuGGGHHH!!!”

He also played Cardi B- Bodak Yellow, which gets me, and every girl, ever hella hype. So he gets the coolest of the cool points for that.

At the end of it all, I really didn’t mind paying a cover. And now, I really dig going to see Jahmar spin wherever I find him because he really gets me, and everyone else, moving! I’ve seen him at Royal Hookah Lounge a few times since then and it’s so easy to forget that it’s about to be 4-fucking-am when he’s up there — time just sorta stops.

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Jahmar isn’t JUST a badass entertainer. He also plays a major role in our community as he’s been involved in quite a few charities around town. Jahmar and his team have done motivational speaking, backpack drives, and have partnered with the American Cancer Society, The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, and other worthy causes.

Jahmar became motivated to start his own charity, DeeJays Against Hunger, which aims to feed the homeless, provide some necessities, and entertain those in need with good music. They fed up to 850 people at the last event!

4th Annual DeeJays Against Hunger event is December 22nd at Armory Park, 1-5pm.

This event aims at providing goods for those in need, as well as some music. If you’re interested in helping out, they will start collecting items for donations in early December!

They will need items such as hygiene products, blankets, warm clothes, and socks. Go to the DeeJays Against Hunger Facebook Page and find out more if you are interested in donating. 

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Raven Adabel Glemaud

My name is Raven, I have a really cool dog and I write about cool things in Tucson.