By The K-Love Show, Mar 23 2017 02:22AM
At the tender age of 10, DJ Doughboy, born Gregory Crapps Jr, from the South Ward Weequahic Section of Newark, New Jersey, was introduced to his first pair of turntables by one of his mother’s co-workers and it was on from there. Impressed by his inherent abilities to work with the turntables, the co-worker labeled the young prodigy “a natural” & from that day forward, Doughboy remained focused at sharpening his craft. Despite his unfortunate surroundings of the crime-infested streets of Newark, which lured unsuspecting black males into a life of fast money and drugs, Doughboy’s passion for music developed early & stayed focused while excelling in school. He went on to graduate from University High school alongside classmate and R&B sensation Faith Evans. Doughboy then attended Fairleigh Dickinson University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Television and Radio Broadcasting Communications.
Young, driven, and musically gifted, Doughboy continued to deejay for various venues throughout the tri-state area. During that period, he began experimenting with songwriting and musical production. His exquisite writing skills and street savvy melodic beats caught the eye of Hip Hop and R& B’s legendary and upcoming artists.