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Viber of the Month : Koran Edwards


Koran Edwards, formally known as DJ Blackout, is a talented disc jockey with a mission to shift the culture of music through his live sets, musical selection, fire mixes, and crowd control. Born and raised in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, his education of understanding music began at home when his mother allowed him the power of selecting the songs they listened to while she cleaned. DJ Blackout has performed for brands such as Aldo, Gap, Kicks USA and Uniqlo to list a few. He has opened for reggae artist, Konshens at NYU, Fabolous, and Wale Howard Homecoming events as well as Love and Hip Hop’s Safaree and Cardi B. In 2016, DJ Blackout launched Blacklisted, an entertainment conglomerate that consists of different DJ’s who are passionate about the craft of deejaying. Blacklisted has hosted several successful events and toured as a collective.


My Real Name is:

Koran Edwards

But The World Knows Me As:

DJ Blackout

What decade do you think your personality would thrive in?

It would have to be the 90’s.

Where was your favorite place you have traveled to?


Top travel destination on your list?

Greece & Paris.

What is one important thing an Ex taught you ?

Take time for yourself.

What was your Childhood fear?

I was scared of heights.

The first app I open every day is…

Text Messages.

What is your favorite social media app and why?

Snapchat because I can communicate on a personal level more.

What is something silly you got in trouble for as a child?

Locking my mom out the house but had no clue how to reopen the door for her to get back in!

What is your favorite guilty pleasure?

Combining different foods that normally wouldn’t go together.

What is your favorite current and past show?

Favorite past show was “Burn Notice” & current show is “Blacklisted”.

Now lets get to know the Viber professionally!


Job Title and Company
(or Industry)

Coordinator @ Universal Music Group

I've been in this position for this many years:

2 years

I've been in this industry for this many years

10 years

What is your Side Hustle or (Brand)

Dj Blackout & Blacklisted Ent.

How did you begin your Side Hustle?

Learning to DJ when I was 15 then continued to work on gaining exposure until my name is known.

Is this a Passion project, Dream Career or Side Hustle?

Dream Career.

Do you consider yourself an influencer? If yes, why?

Yes because some of the other brands I have collaborated with have garnered the support of my friends and followers.

The most surprising thing I've learned about being a professional in this field is

People who you don't expect to know who you are, know who you are.

How did you even get started in this industry or line of work?

Networking at a lot of events and being consistent when no one believed in me.

My colleagues and counterparts would be surprised or perhaps flabbergasted if they knew that I

I’m a very shy Person.

10 Years ago I was

In college.

I legit swore at the age of 10 that I was going to grow up to be

Game Designer.

What inspires you?

People following their dreams and goals no matter what their circumstances are. Taking that leap of faith shows how dedicated you are to your dreams.

How do you inspire people?

Putting out positive energy, affirmations, and supporting people because support can go a long way once someone sees that others can believe in them.

To calm me down when I'm pissed off I listen to


Phone Call or Text?


Android or iPhone?


You can connect with me by following me on: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Website:

@djblackoutceo on IG & Snapchat