DJ Speedsta kicked off his stint at Metro FM back in May 2017 and has been ruling the airwaves ever since. Along the way he followed his passion of skateboarding and recently opened his very own skatepark.
Now as a new ambassador for Monster Energy, we catch up to chat about his show, skateboarding and new role.
Give us some insight into your show on Metro FM?
My show s called Absolute Hip Hop, and it airs on Metro FM every Saturday night between 20:00 and 22:00. It’s a specialised show focused on Hip Hop. I am a Hip Hop DJ, broadcaster and opinion leader. I live and breathe Hip Hop.
What do you feel is the coolest thing about Metro FM?
Metro FM is cool because it speaks to the urban market. The aspiring, working-class audience.
You recently opened you own skatepark. Tell us about it?
I recently opened a skatepark called “The Skate Hub,” an indoor skatepark in Johannesburg. It’s always been a dream of mine to open up my own skatepark. The opportunity came, and I took it with both hands. The skate scene in Johannesburg needed an indoor park.
When did you get into skateboarding?
I first got on a skateboard in Grade 2 at 8 years old. Nowadays, I do most of my skateboarding in Johannesburg, either in the city or at the local parks we have around the area.
I’ve taken some hard slams before but have never broken anything, mostly just dislocations. I used to throw myself as a kid, but I’m a lot more relaxed now. I skate to my abilities, as it is just a hobby. No pressure whatsoever.
What are your feelings on being the newest Monster Energy ambassador?
I’m super happy to be with Monster Energy. This is a huge deal for me. All the things I have been working on in my career as a DJ are starting to come together. I’m grateful for the opportunity.
Photos by Grant McLachlan.