Artist of the day: DJ C
It’s ironic that a potential anthem this fall for the Florida State Seminoles was created by a guy who’s a fan of ... the Georgia Bulldogs.
Crosby Ellinger, an 18-year-old senior at Canterbury School of Florida in St. Petersburg, is a bedroom producer who goes by the nom de beats DJ C. Even though he roots for the ’Dawgs, he found himself inspired by the ’Noles’ tomahawk-chop war chant. “I heard the FSU chant and loved it, and thought I could remix it somehow,” he said.
Last August, he put the finished product, titled Seminole Swagg, on YouTube, where it scored 10,000 views in about a month. That led Tallahassee rapper Bane to get in touch asking to collaborate. By February, a new version of the song, renamed Still Choppin, was finished, and in April, Bane and DJ C shot a video in Tallahassee that they hope will be played at Seminole home games this season. It’s already taking off — Seminole Swagg has some 50,000 views on YouTube, while Still Choppin garnered more than 15,000 in its first four days.
Beyond that, Crosby is still creating beats as DJ C that he sells via Soundclick, inspired by the likes of Lex Luger, Jahlil Beats and Vybe Beatz. Click here to check out more of his music.