Diamond Kuts is the first and only female mixer to have a slot on Philadelphia Radio with her Saturday night show on Power 99. After her father (legendary Philly MC and hip-hop pioneer Grand Tone) gave her a DJ starter kit for Christmas when she was a kid, Diamond Kuts knew her calling. Hopefully she thanked her father, because she went on to dominate the radio scene, mixtapes, BET/MTV and your favorite artists’ music sound.
Before her radio career took off, Kuts put a series of mixtapes out that caused thestreets of Philadelphiato take notice. “I started to get my buzz by dropping mixtapes when I was in school. I felt that the only way to keep my name out there was to drop tapes every month.” People would line up to get one of her mixtapes and she turned that hustle into a career. With influences like Cosmic Kev, Coca Chenelle, Jazzy Joyce and Beverly Bond, DJ Diamond Kuts decided to perfect her craft and make it her life’s work.
“I want to be a good DJ, period. A lot of female DJs are satisfied just with being called a female DJ but, I want to do the same things the guys are doing. I want syndication. I want to release my compilation album; I don’t want to be a local DJ. I’m willing to learn what I have to do to get out of the city and be bigger than that.”