Last year’s event was great. Marcus Love, a local radio personality was the dj for the Faces of Beauty Extravaganza, but this year we have a newbie on the 1’s & 2’s. That newcomer is none other than DJ Demarcus Sharp who is turning out to be a force to be reckoned with in the party arena. When I started looking for a dj, I sent out a blanket Facebook bid request. He was the first to respond.
Even though he was fresh on the scene, I had a good feeling about him.
I caught up with him recently to discuss what we can expect at the 2nd Annual Faces of Beauty Extravaganza on December 20 at Maude Cobb Convention Center in Longview, Texas. Here’s what he had to say:
Ponch: How long have you been a dj?
Dj Sharp: I’ve been a DJ for 1.5 years.
Ponch: Wow, but you’ve been doing a lot of parties lately! Are you excited about doing the Faces of Beauty Extravaganza?
Dj Sharp: I’m extremely excited about the Faces of Beauty Extravaganza. Great name by the way, but the cause for the event is more impressive. I’m a Longview native and I don’t remember many events in East Texas that brought awareness to Domestic Violence but also included a fun, positive environment to do so. This event doesn’t point fingers at the victims of domestic violence, but it puts that person in a room full of supporters. Sometimes all you need is a little confidence to get over your past or current situation.
Ponch: You attended with your wife last year? Did you and your wife enjoy the show?
Dj Sharp: My wife and I had a great time. We enjoyed the show and the emcee, Brandis Jamerson, had me at the edge of my seat the entire time.
Ponch: How do you think you will add to the event this year versus how it was last year?
DJ Sharp: The event last year had a nice flow but as the DJ, I’m looking to get the crowd more involved. You never know what’s going to happen.
Ponch: Even though you’re married, do you think this is an event that couples can enjoy?
DJ Sharp: It definitely is. The auction was very entertaining, but the cause for the event should be the reason to be in attendance. Again, you never know who you’re going to meet and who’s life you can effect through general interaction. I want to tell my grandkids that I supported the fight against Domestic Violence through participation in the Faces of Beauty Extravaganza.
Ponch: You’ve seen the lineup this year. What do you think about the beauties and the studs?
DJ Sharp: The line up this year is amazing. We have a lot of strong personalities embracing the stage this year. I promise you’ll have more than 1 favorite.
Ponch: How high do you think the bids will go on the ladies?
DJ Sharp: I can definitely see the bids for the ladies being over $100 per lady. There will be a good turn out of guys ready to support the cause.
Ponch: How high do you think the bids will go on the studs?
DJ Sharp: The guys bids may be slightly higher than the ladies as women travel in groups, and a table may decide to purchase as a group for that one friend they’ve been trying to get out the house lol. Team work makes the dream work.
Ponch: What’s your favorite party song to get the crowd pumped?
Dj Sharp: I actually don’t have a favorite song but we’re going from Old School to New School, Back to Old School, to your school, and back to my school. Lol. I will say I love mixes that include Doug E. Fresh, Cool & The Gang, T.I., and Jay Z. but I always sprinkle my down south artist in the mix to turn up. We’re Grown. We’re Sexy. And We’re Fly. Expect that type of vibe 🙂
Ponch: What’s next for DJ Sharp?
Currently, my next event will be the 2nd Annual Clash of the 90’s event held in Longview the Saturday of Easter Weekend. I never want to miss a good opportunity to celebrate the East Texas connections made in high school and/or college. We invite the class of Longview High from 1990 – 1999 to celebrate together. This year we’re going to include a few more schools and classes. Please be ready.
To find out how DJ Sharp does his thing, you will need to be in attendance at the next Faces of Beauty Extravaganza on December 20.