Raj Smoove is New Orleans’ consummate DJ. From his multiple residencies across the city to his work DJing for the National Football League’s New Orleans Saints and the National Basketball Association’s New Orleans Pelicans, Raj is arguably one of the most successful DJs to emerge from the region. Raj Smoove has appeared at globally renowned festivals including Essence Fest and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival as well as NBA All-Star Weekend, the National Urban League Conference and the National Black Journalists Association Convention. As an in-house DJ, Raj Smoove holds residencies at the Foundation Room of the House of Blues New Orleans, The Ace Hotel and Blue Nile. As a guest DJ, he’s appeared at Harrah’s Casino, Metropolitan Night Club and more.
Dubbed “the Greatest DJ in the world” by Lil Wayne, Raj Smoove has collaborated with Stevie Wonder, Mannie Fresh, PJ Morton, NBA Youngboy, 5th Ward Weebie, Mia X, Tarriona “Tank” Ball of Tank and the Bangas, Kourtney Heart and many more. His extensive list of collaborators reflect Raj Smoove’s work beyond the turntables: he is a producer, writer, studio engineer, manager and member of the New Orleans Music Economy Initiative (NOME), which is an organization aiming to create a viable, robust music industry including copyright, publishing and intellectual property education. READ MORE
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Raj Smoove, the greatest DJ in the world, graces the cover of our September 2019 issue. It’s also our restaurant issue, with tons of food. Elsewhere, we remember Art Neville, chat with filmmaker Ken Burns, and lots of local music coverage, reviews and more! Read the entire article HERE.