Hot 107.9’s Brian ‘B High’ Hightower is an Atlanta native with strong ties to the streets. Bread in the AtlantaPublic School system he attended Collier Heights Elementary and received his diploma from Benjamin E. MaysHigh School. He continued his education at Clark Atlanta University receiving his degree in Mass Communications with a concentration in Radio/T.V./Film.
While in college B High interned at Radio One Atlanta and was offered a job shortly after graduating. Now he is one of Atlanta’s hottest personalities with the hottest station in the country Hot 107.9. B High is best known for his out going personality and down to earth approachable demeanor. This is best reflected in his HotSpotLight interviews which he does to shine light on upcoming artists and some major artists.
Through these interviews, he along with Hot 107.9 stay connected with the pulse of the street. Also B High produces Gangsta Grillz Radio featuring DJ Drama and DJ Sense. You can hear B High live on Hot 107.9 from 2am to 5am Saturday mornings keeping the city rocking during the ‘After Party’.
Also you can follow him @bhighatl on twitter and bhighatl on instagram.
Born & Raised In Harlem, NY and with early influences of DJ S&S, DJ Clue, & Funkmaster Flex, J1began DJing when he was 13 years old. Upon graduating at Morehouse College with a degree in Marketing, he began DJing part time.
Determined to be one of the hottest young DJs in Atlanta, it was often difficult as he was known more for promoting parties and events. J1 took that to his advantage and began co-promoting all events he was hired for.
He soon began spinning for some of the top promoters and venues in the city. In The Spring of 2007 he appeared as a guest DJ on BET’s Rap City. During the summer of that same year J1 made his radio debut mixing on the Hot 107.9 Mega Mix. He then became an intern for the Assistant Program Director Bill Black, and was later promoted to an air mixer.
J1 is currently the mix show coordinator as well as a programming assistant. Your can catch him on the air Tuesday & Thursday at 5pm for the 5 o’clock traffic jam as well as Monday 2am – 6am. He is also the DJ/Host at all Hot 107.9 live broadcast from Opera, Cream Ultra Lounge, Mansion Elan & The Velvet Room.
A famous TV villain once said, “Any man can win when things go his way, but it’s the man who overcomes adversity that is the true champion.” Surely the writers who inked these profound words for Dallas antagonist J.R. Ewing had no idea they would one day be used to frame the story of an urban disc jockey; but in the case of Hot 107.9’s late-night personality BEESTROH there are a few quotes that sum up his personal journey any better.
Born in Holyoke, MA, Beestroh spent his teenage years and early 20s on the wrong side of the law, ducking and dodging the police and the haters at every turn. In between his varied, lucrative exploits in the streets, BEESTROH linked up with some neighborhood friends and formed a group called Dotcom, a Fugees-styled, two man, one woman trio that came very close to landing a deal with Elektra Records before disbanding due to a “lack of passion” from the other members.
While working with Dotcom, Beestroh mastered every tool in the studio on his own, discovering a new passion for production that would serve him well in the future.
“Who Got Your Nights On Lock, Yo DURRTY!”
ET is originally from Los Angeles and has been in radio for 7 years with Radio One. J-NICKS comes to us from St. Louis and has been in radio for 9 years.
Together they are the Durtty Boyz, capturing the attention of young people in Atlanta with a focus on empowering young men.
Ask any rap fan to name the one of the most talked-about DJ’s right now, and the name Drama is sure to spew out of their mouth. Introducing the rap world to platinum-selling Def Jam artist Young Jeezy and ATL sensation Young Dro as well as keeping fans satisfied with exclusive pre-albums from Lil Wayne, Young Buck, Bun-B of UGK, Eightball & MJG and Project Pat with his Gangsta Grillz mixtape series, Drama has supplied stirring street soundtracks to every block, back alley and trap house like a pirate radio station on disc.
Born and raised between West Philadelphia and the city’s Germantown sections, Drama moved to Atlanta to attend Clark Atlanta University. A fan of DJ culture since seeing Omar Epps’ character DJ Gee Q on the big screen in classic hip hop film Juice, Drama first stepped behind the ones and twos after copping his very first mix tape- DJ S&S’s Old School Part 2 during a trip to New York City with his older sister as a kid. He found his calling and knew it.
Early on, Drama created a local buzz selling tapes in his high school and naturally brought his hustle with him when he relocated to Atlanta and began peddling mix tapes on campus. Offering a catalog that included reggae, instrumental and neo-soul mixes, his bread and butter came when he dropped his first southern-based tape Jim Crow Laws- his fastest-selling tape at the time.
DJ Drama has deejayed for T.I. and he still maintains close ties to the King of the South.