Aside from being full-time students and in between study breaks, partying, creating mischief, and doing hood rat things, my friends and I manage to make time for each other. Thankfully, my homie Ehrl or you all may know him as “MISTER-E” and I met up and we got (pardon my french) shit done. This was definitely, fun. Get to know him better…
What was your most embarrassing moment, of all time?
Some kid at Starbucks thought I was his sister, Christine.
If you were an animal, what kind of animal would you be?
a. Snakey mouse. Don’t ask why. I think it would be cool to be a rat AND snake. Two BAD things!
b. I guess I’d be a dog. Because they lived kind of long for animals and girls think they’re cute.
What would I find in your fridge?
Umpalaya, bagoong, expired milk, fish, eggs, coffee creamer, batteries
What kind of people do you dislike?
People always trying to get a freebie (you know who you are)
How many close friends do you have?
I don’t have any friends.
What is the most important part of a sandwich?
Can you teach me how to dougie?
No, don’t ever ask me that again
Are you fly like a G6?I get by like a G5
Do you know Mike Jones’ number?
Can you cook?
Green bean casserole…
So, a lot of people don’t know this but your first name is, Ehrlich. Any cool story about why you decided to drop the –ich and why you chose “MISTER-E”?
Really, no reason. I just picked a short DJ name and I figured the first letter (of my first name) and the prefix mister not misses and came up with a clever name. So, yeah…it’s mystery like how you say it with a “y” and I’m just that cool.
How old were you when you started DJing? Is that what you’d call it, “DJ-ing”?
Yes, that’s exactly what it’s called. I was sixteen years old. Sixteen years young, ACTUALLY. I’d rather be sixteen years young.
What were you doing before you started DJ-ing?
Jack shit. Hanging around not doing bad things but doing bad things. I was doing stuff like “wife-ing” up hoes, too.
You said you started around 16. Were you working?
Yeah, I was working for Commonwealth…doing a whole lot of work. A WHOLE LOT of “WORK.” And umm…I was shutting myself out from the world because everyone around me was inferior. Jerks.
What are your strengths and weaknesses?
My strengths are everything including my ability to have no weaknesses. My weaknesses are having too many strengths. That’s just me being realistic.
Who is the most valuable woman in your life?
My mother. Because of a number of reasons, pretty much. And she gets me birthday gifts
Would you say what you do is easy?
HELL NO. Stick to your day job!
Do you think it’s fate that you are a DJ? Or do you think you created it for yourself?
It landed in my hands. I make things happen. Things don’t just happen for me.
Where was your first real gig and how did you feel? Any different from your most recent gig?
It was a house party, somewhere…I think? I got paid. Yeah, its different because I found out there was a lot more than 15 people there.
So, you started spinning for about 15 people to what do you estimate now? Do you or are you still working on a residency?
I do Mile High Club, We0k whatevers, loose lips is a residency and as long as Rolodex continues I’ll be a reoccurring guest, I hope. Make them bitches wet and them dudes sweat, no homo.
The biggest crowd estimates over 600. I can’t count. I don’t know how to count.
Any last words?
Yeah. If you don’t have the heart…don’t do it. And don’t ask me to dj your mixtape…dj your own mixtape.
Hard work speaks for itself. Growing up in Virginia, a lot of people like to knock where we’re from or what we’re up to. A lot of us can relate to people like, Ehrl. Young and dumb, we WERE doing as he says…jack shit. But only a few of us choose to …make things happen for us. So, whether your passion is making your parents happy, making a six figure salary, or having a few good friends. “If you don’t have the heart…don’t do it.” Thanks to fun boi, Chop for hosting us during the interview!