VIDEO: @DJMonumental Hometown Hero Japan Tour 12 Episode One


A very special thank you to DJ Monumental and my brother’s #JAPANCrew for letting me experiment with filming outside of the news journalism realm.

Please enjoy my first foray into the world of tour video editing and DSLR filming.  More to come! 🙂


Straight off the 14-hour plane ride from New York, DJ Monumental (@DJMonumental) gets the “HomeTown Hero Japan Tour 12” rocking with a fast & furious first 24 hours in Tokyo!

It’s ‘time for some action’ with an in-store performance at Shibuya’s Manhattan Records (@ManhattanR) , a live DJ set in Roppongi’s Electrik Jinja (@ElectrikJinja) and a fitting for Magic Stick (@MagicStick_TYO) in Harajyuku.  From November 2012 DJ Monumental is officially the first dee-jay brand ambassador from New York for the popular Japan-based street apparel company!

Follow the #JAPANCrew (@ILMPJapan) to stay updated on the latest as the tour continues from November 2-13, 2012.   Check out the full tour schedule here.

[VIDEO] DJ モニュメンタル “ホームタウン ヒーロー ジャパンツアー” 1日目 – 2日目

BET の人気番組 106 & Park DJ でもあり、J Lie のDJ モニュメンタルが日本にやってくる!
今回は自身のブランド”Hometown Hero”を引っさげての単独初来日‼

☆1日目 ツアー初日の夜は、六本木のElecktrik JinjaでDJ!

☆2日目 原宿にある、今回のツアースポンサーの”Magic Stick” へ行き
渋谷にある Manhattan Records でのインストアライブ!

Check out photos on the Hometown Hero’s FaceBook and Tumblr


Special Thanks to:
@NaoDiddy  OF Magic Stick
@MrTikini OF Spexsavers
@K27T OF Manhattan Records

and #JAPANCREW members



EVENT : Live Music and dope DJs @ElectrikJinja #Roppongi

An extra special session of the popular ‘Cereal Killa’ bringing listeners the best & deepest Hiphop, Soul, Funk & House music on Friday, November 2nd in Roppongi, Tokyo.  This time with special guests DJ Monumental of New York City’s BET 106 & Park and London’s underground sensation Joleon Davenue on the mic.

Cereal Killaが戻ってくることを発表できることを嬉しく思う。今回私たちはスペシャルゲスト呼んでいます。

NYからは106&parkのDJ, DJ Monumental!
Londonからシンガーでありラッパーでもある Joleon Davenue が日本で初のパフォーマンスを行います!

Cereal Killa (Leonie’s Birthday Special)
@ Electrik神社 Jinja, 六本木 Roppongi
Fri November 2ND / 金曜日11月2日
OPEN 22:00 TILL 05:00
\2500 w. DRINK


Special Guest DJ:
DJ Monumental – (From NYC)


Mellow Mood Freaks:
Joleon Davenue – (From London)
Jinbo The Super Freak – (From Seoul)

Andre Mcleod –
Dave Clark The III –
DJ Mars –

Hosted by Birthday Girl Leonie (@leogutzful)

Contact @ILMPJapan or @MrTikini for more information

INTERVIEW : @DJMonumental ready to return to ‘the Far East’

The Dynamic Duo – J-Lie & DJ Monumental

Dubbed “the young genius from Brooklyn” the youthful @DJ Monumental is already making moves big enough in NYC to catch the attentions of trendsetters and promoters in the Far East.  Hear him spin and watch the handsome party person mingle with his mostly female fan base and it’s easy to understand why Tokyo taste-maker @NaoDiddy has chosen him as a brand ambassador for his popular Asia-based hip hop inspired Magic Stick apparel street brand.

Sneakerhead, ‘good health’ spokesperson and the most popular DJ under 25 in the New York metropolitan scene right now, the ambitious entrepreneur has received co-signs from colleagues such as Bow Wow’s Tour DJ and long-time friend DJ Jus to government officials like respected New York State Senator Martin.  Already getting booked regularly for gigs overseas in Europe and the West Indies,  DJ Monumental returns to Japan for a second time in 2012 to headline his first Japan DJ Tour.  The “Hometown Hero Japan Tour 12” kicks off on November 2nd and will include club play, in-stores and fan meet & greets across Japan.

Name: DJ Monumental
Occupation:  Trendsetter
Twitter: @DJMonumental

@TokyoTwilighter How did your first Japan tour come about? 
@DJMonumental Being that I’m J-Lie‘s (New York movement Slowbucks first artist) official DJ, J got the call for Swag Family Legacy’s “Summer Music Festival” and the rest is now history
@TokyoTwilighter What was the highlight of your trip?
@DJMonumental That’s a really hard question. There were so many highlights. It’s a toss up between the  show at Espirit Beach House that turned into a foam party and the after party at Vanity Lounge for the Zepp Tokyo Show. GOOD TIMES!
@TokyoTwilighter Where did you shop and what did you buy?
@DJMonumental I didn’t get to do as much damage as I wanted because our schedule was FULL.  I was able to do a little shopping in Harajuku the day before we left.  I got a little carried away at Supreme, Undefeated, Bape and Kinetics.  I was able to find a lot of pieces which were sold out in New York. Good thing I didn’t have much time to shop huh LOL!
@TokyoTwilighter How was the food, anything you couldn’t eat?
@DJMonumental Being that I’m a man who L-O-V-E-S food, there wasn’t anything that I wasn’t willing to try! My favorite dish has to be OKONOMIYAKI! (a Japanese omlette) I’ve never had anything like it. Thank you J-Lie and Nati (J-Lie’s Japan road manager) for the introduction.
@TokyoTwilighter What surprised you the most that went against your expectations of Japan? of Tokyo? 
@DJMonumental Our driver D-Nice was listening to Chopped and Screwed music, that was probably the last thing I would of expected to hear in Japan.  Come to find out there’s quite a large following of southern Hip-Hop culture in Japan.
@TokyoTwilighter What Japanese words or customs did you learn?
@DJMonumental Arigato (thank you), watashi wa nihon ga daisuki (I love Japan) and my favorite HAI! (yeah).

One half of the #DreamTeam

@TokyoTwilighter You were able to DJ in concert with @JLie and in the club as a headliner, how did the party scene in Tokyo compare to your NYC hometown?

@DJMonumental Honestly, at times I would forget that we were in Japan.  I felt like I was home until I looked up and everyone had their camera phones out recording us.  Lol.  (DJ Monumental performed at Zepp Tokyo and spun at Shimbashi 300 Bar, Vanity Lounge and on Enoshima beach.)
@TokyoTwilighter What songs that you spun got the biggest reaction?  
@DJMonumental SHOTS! SHOTS! SH-SHOTS! Lol LMFAO feat Lil Jon – Shots, worked every time.
@TokyoTwilighter Anything you didn’t get to do that you aim to get done next time?
@DJMonumental I would love to visit more Japanese monuments, do some real shopping and take a ride on the train , it’s the  New York in me.
@TokyoTwilighter When will you be back to Japan?
@DJMonumental November 1st! for my very own tour.  The Hometown Hero Japan Tour 12

Hometown Hero Japan Tour 12 Schedule


11/2 (FRI) “CEREAL KILLA” @ Erecktrik Jinja(六本木)
                 @ Manhattan Records(渋谷)
11/8 (THU) “MAKE OR TAKE” @ UCess Louge(原宿)
11/9 (FRI) “FLY FRIDAY” @ Bar One(大阪)
                  @ Manhattan Records(大阪)
11/11 (SUN) B’S KITCHEN @ Sam & Dave’s(大阪)
Contact DJ Monumental’s Japan promotion team the #JapanCrew @ILMPJapan for more details.
Check out Dj Monumental’s favorite Tokyo-based clothing brand Magic Stick here