It all started around 1986 when Nigel aka Whiplash bought Run D.M.C’s new album “Raising Hell”. Once hearing Jam Master Jay, one of the most compelling turntablists hip-hop has ever seen, Nigel wanted to do the same. But at the age of 11, he lacked the supplies needed to begin practicing, only having a double take deck to use.
Many years later, Whiplash started to take that childhood dream of spinning wax and make it a huge part of his life. In early 2002 Whiplash was able to get his first set of tables and a mixer. He spent many hours trying to perfect his craft from the confines of his room. Practicing every day after work and most of his weekends, Whiplash began to turn this “DJ thing”, as most called it, into a lifestyle. In late 2002, Whiplash came across the school that his childhood DJ hero, Jam Master Jay, had created; the Scratch DJ Academy in NYC. There, Whiplash was able to hone his turntablist skills of mixing, blending and scratching. After spending many weekends and some weekdays at Scratch; Whiplash was asked to be a Teacher’s Assistant (TA) at the school. Excited to help, Whiplash agreed to become a part of this amazing school in New York’s East Village. Being able to help instruct students alongside DJs great as Grandwizzard Theodore, Luv Bug Starski, and Grandmaster Caz. He was also given the opportunity to work with former ITF and DMC champ I.Emerge, Jahi Sundance, Max Glazer and the Turntable Twins; Damage & Verge 24/7 has been a very rewarding experience for Whiplash.
Currently Whiplash is a member of the Coast2Coast DJs, The Third Coast DJs & Funk Shop DJs, and can be found rocking North Houston every Thursday night at Copas Bar & Lounge in the Woodlands as well as playing at various Private Parties. He is affiliated with 2520NYC which he met back in 2009. 2520 supports Whiplash by hosting his mixtape on the site(2520NYC.com)with future projects in the works. The company has created a “DJ Whiplash” t-shirt which helps him promote 2520 clothing at the Thursday night spot Copas. Whiplash also hosts a very successful mixtape monthly series called “Whiplash Radio”. Whiplash Radio is broadcasted via PodOmatic (http://djwhiplash.podomatic.com) & iTunes.