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About me? My name is Kool Kila (Keela) and I WAS BORN TO DO THIS (music that is)!  It all started with breakdancing, viola, clarinet, rapping, basketball, volleyball, track, and DJing/emceeing----all by the time I was 16.  In college I was playing piano, still DJing and rapping, acting in theatre, playing drums, and winning talent shows all over campus.

My first job in the music biz was radio KVSP radio (Oklahoma City), 1994. I was one of the first female mixshow personalities ever, following the lead after Cocoa Chanelle, Jazzy Joyce, Steph Lova, Cherry Martinez, and a few others. I received awards and plaques from record labels for breaking new music. I was also a member of the Source magazine's 5-mic council, attended the first three Power Summits (Mixshow Power Summit back then), and traveled to listening parties and conventions to make the friends I have today.

I moved to the 'A' in 2001 (congratulations I'm a playa!) and worked at one of the most respected and renowned independent retail stores in Atlanta (and in the world)........Earwax Records (www.earwaxrecords.com). I currently work for one of the most important radio research companies in the industry, Mediabase 24/7. You can find me all over the 'A,' emceeing/hosting parties with my DJ friends, performing, producing, consulting, and pursuing every goal I strive to accomplish.

Recent appearances and performances:

 2010 panelist, Core DJ Retreat XIII, Atlanta, GA

 2011 Guest blogger, AlLindstrom.com
 
2011 Guest blogger, Jayforce.com, Beatz & Lyrics Show
 
2011 Buckhead House Party, summer series host, Mood Lounge, Atlanta, GA
 
2011 Open Mic & Spoken Word performance, Apache Cafe, Atlanta, GA
 
2011 Ladies Night performance, Pal's Lounge, Atlanta, GA
 
2011 panelist, A3C music festival, Atlanta, GA

2012 assistant volunteer, artists relations, One Music Fest concert series

2012 panelist, Core DJs Mixshow Live conference, Atlanta, GA