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Welcome to the 757 renaissance man podcast, on this episode we chop it up with Danja Mowf *LIVE*

On this episode we discuss

Going back to Norfolk State BEHOLD THE GREEN AND GOLD

Thanks to the Spartan Legion for the discipline.

How he found NSU

Music before college

How did he come up with the name Danja Mowf

The Superfriendz origin story

Being intentional with hip-hop

Technology making the struggle easier

How the Aaliyah remix was the official unofficial remix!

When you get Missy Elliots attention

Backpack hip hop vs commercial hip hop

Strange Fruit the hop hop version

Liner notes and the history of music

Being true artist is more than just the music

And much much more!

Let’s have a conversation with Danja Mowf

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Adolphus “Danja Mowf” Maples

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Danja Mowf is a graduate of Norfolk State University with a degree in Electronic Engineering. He is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and a co-founder of the nationally recognized hip-hop crew The SupaFriendz. His 1997 debut solo release "Word of Mowf" received critical acclaim for it's introspective and artistic depth. In 1999, Danja received national exposure again while appearing alongside Aaliyah on the remix of her hit "Are You That Somebody." Because of that performance, he would later receive an RIAA certified Platinum Plaque for contributing to sales of over 2 million, and a recording contract from superstar R&B producer and artist Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott on her Goldmind/Elektra imprint.

He would later become the artistic and business visionary of his own indie label, Danja Zone Entertainment, producing hot singles and full LP releases for artists such as Mad Skillz, Lonnie B., Jo Doja and Tyra B. As a producer he would later form the production company, Country Boy Music, which supplied music for soundtracks, movie trailers and television.

Danja started Djing at Norfolk State University alongside notable Dj Terry Butler, and would continue to develop under the tutelage or fellow SupaFriend, Dj Lonnie B. He would go on to become a major player in the Richmond club and radio scene for the next 15 years. His love of music and media have most recently developed into his media company Maples Media Group, which services creative radio, television, film, web and and print advertising, as well as wedding entertainment through MastersoftheCeremony.com and MMGPhotoBooth.com. He is happily married with 3 sons and enjoys traveling and community service.