Raised in the Irvington-Newark area of NJ, Trends got his start in the late ’90s opening for Funkmaster Flex and Cipha Sounds. His impressive work landed him an opening slot in The Big Dawg Pitbulls DJ collective. Trends has since established Trendslife, DJing at parties for celebrities such as Mariah Carey, Jay-Z, R-Kelly, the NFL’s Giants and Jets and has also toured Japan, Africa, Belgium, London and Germany. Trends was officially added to the HOT 97 family in August of 2006 and is a part of the new generation of DJs at HOT 97.
Trends participates in numerous community events for our youth. He also served as A&R for Flex’s album on Koch Records and has toured with Jim Jones and Lil Kim. You can catch Trends Shakin’ The Block on the “3 The Hardway show” along with DJs Kast One and Big Ben, Saturday nights from 12am-4am only on HOT 97.