The Triad Music Scene

by Ryan Snyder

Triad DJ Profile

Full name: Lenard Williams

Stage Name: DJ Nominal

What it means: “I was looking for something unique and that best describes me. A lot of people look at me as a typical guy, but there is more to me once you get to know me. When something has a nominal value, it’s an average and not the exact value and could be lower or higher. In my case it would definitely be higher or above average.”


Catch him on: WKNC 88.1 FM every Wednesday night at 11:59 pm.

Equipment: Two Technics 1200 turntables, Pioneer DJM 400 Mixer, Pioneer HDJ-1000 headphones, Macbook Pro laptop and Seratos Scratch Live.

Playlist: Hip hop, R&B, reggae, go go, pop, house and Baltimore club

Got in the game: April 2007

Why he does it: “I have always loved music and always wanted to own a set of turntables ever since I was a child.”

Influences: DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Premier, DJ Dummy, DJ Dublee

First pro gig: UMBC National Honor Society of Collegiate Scholars Charity Ball

Favorite technique: “All of them but if I had to pick one I would say blending two songs together.”

Listens to: Ludacris, Lil Brother, Jay-Z, Lupe Fiasco and ‘90s hip hop and R&B

Favorite albums: Fugees — The Score, Jay Z — Reasonable Doubt, Jay Z and Linkin Park — Collision Course, Notorious BIG — Ready To Die

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