Stephon Pettigrew, also known as “Mr Pay Attention”, 29, born in New York NY has a passion for dope blends and mixes ever since he can remember. His mother was really big on House and Rap music. He remembers her always having a new Hip-hop or House mix tape. Stephon was alwaysfascinated with the blends of the House Music as well as the cutting and scratching of the Hip Hop mix-tapes. He always wanted his own equipment but could never afford it. At the age of 16, his best friend had gotten a pair of Technic turntables and when he turned 19 his best friend joined the Air force and left him his turntables.
Stephon constantly went to “Rock n Soul”, located near Madison Square Garden in NYC, to purchase new vinyl. He then met a DJ by the name of Parris. Parris was from London, England and he had big dreams. He was DJing all over Manhattan’s Lower East Side and he let Stephon tag along. Working with Parris gave Stephon the opportunity to DJ in front of large crowds. While working with Parris, they DJ’d at fashion shows, charity events, and at various bars & clubs throughout the city. Stephon was going through a lot in his personal life and he felt that he needed a change. He relocated to Baltimore, MD where he fell in love with “Baltimore Club Music”. As the music business started to change, Stephon wanted to change with it. He bought the Tracktor scratch for his desktop and started making some Baltimore House CD’s. His House CD’s were sold in mom and pop shops in Baltimore, Philadelphia, DC, and South Jersey. This landed Stephon his own internet radio show on WTNR Radio where he played nothing but Baltimore House music during his two-hour show.
After parting ways with WTNR Radio after one year, Stephon wanted to switch it up again. With DJs such as DJ drama and DJ scream ruling the mix-tape game; he wanted to start hosting artist mix-tapes and he wanted people to “Pay Attention” to these up and coming artist and his new movement. He started going by the name “Mr. Pay Attention” and with his new brand he began to collaborate with various artist and entertainers for his mixtape series. Working with the likes of Pinky (The Porn Star), Vanessa Monet (Porn Star), Rock City (Konlive/Interscope), Masspike Miles (Maybach Music Group), Nina B (Ravenal Records), and C.O.M.P. (former Def Jam artist). Mr. Pay Attention is now affiliated with the Coast 2 Coast Mixtape DJs and has received a combined total of over 200,000 downloads of all of his mix-tapes and he is ready to quadruple that in months to come, so please Pay Attention!!!