When I was a kid, my best friend, a heck of a guy he was, gave me the nickname Roach. I obviously hated that name but it stuck and I just embraced it. When I was 20, covered in tattoos as I am, i thought it was a good idea to tattoo KING ROACH across the top of my hands. I regretted this almost immediately, for a variety of reasons but mostly for the ones I'm sure you can imagine.
When I was about 25, and well away from my old best friend and all the people that new me as Roach, I tried to branch away from the nickname altogether. I wouldn't tell anyone my name was Roach, unless they asked the meaning of the tattoos across my hands, in that case I wouldn't shy away from it but it wasn't somthing I would volunteer. And when I started DJing, I really didn't even have a name. I was just trying to make money and didn't put no thought into it. A friend, also the business owner of a place I was working told his customers my name was "DJ Dunn" because Dunn is given name and I rolled with that. Then one night, months later, I'm about to do my biggest show and there was this emcee there. Well we were chilling, talking and he sees my tattoos. I tell him the story, and the next thing I know he is introducing me to the stage with the exact words "A DJ Named Roach". I was caught off guard alittle, but i fucking KILLED it that night, and I just said fuck it. ADJNAMEDROACH it is. But you can call me whatever you want, just don't call my sets boring.